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New Leader Orientation & Level Essentials

New Leader Orientation is a one-time training that is required for all new leaders starting or taking over a Girl Scout troop in Orange County, CA. This orientation will cover the specific policies, standards and guidelines Girl Scouts of Orange County holds to each troop. 

Level Essentials: Girl Scouts offers six levels of program for girls in grades K-12. Troop Leaders are required to take a Level Essentials training for every Girl Scout level related to their troop, whether forming a new troop for the first-time or bridging to the next level.

Click on each training title below to learn more:

New Leader Orientation

New Leader Orientation is required for new Troop Leaders within three months of starting your troop.      

Useful new leader resources:

   Register now for an upcoming session of New Leader Orientation.

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All Girl Scout Level Essentials Training

Level Essentials Training

Level Essentials training is required for all Leaders of the Girl Scout Troop. Volunteers must complete all required training as directed. (GSOC Policy) 

First time Operational Volunteers must complete New Leader Orientation and Level Essentials training within three months of appointment. (GSOC Standard) 

Girl Scout Level Essentials training provides leadership strategies and applicable tips specific to each Girl Scout level. These courses have been developed with the help of volunteers, and are trained by volunteers.

Useful Troop Leader resources: 

    Register now for an upcoming Level Essentials training.

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First Aid Level 1 Training

First Aid Level 1 Training

First Aid Level 1 Training (2-year Certification) in how to administer adult, child and infant CPR, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Basic First Aid is required for at least one registered, background screened adult volunteer per troop. 

Register for CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Training at (use promo code: GSOC). Trainings are held around the county at GSOC Program Centers and Irvine Headquarters.  

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification from outside organizations, such as REI, are acceptable. Email a copy of your certification to: 

GSOC POLICY (First-Aid Providers): The presence of a First Aid Kit and an adult with appropriate current certification in First Aid and CPR for Adults & Children is required for activities away from the normal meeting place, overnights, and activities with a higher risk as denoted in Safety Activity Checkpoints. First-Aid Level 1 certification is required for the primary First-Aid provider present at Girl Scout Activities such as programs, events, travel and camping within an emergency response time of 30 minutes or less. (see Planning Large Events training and Volunteer Essentials for more information regarding first-Aider requirements). First Aid Level 1 and First Aid Level 2 (Wilderness First Aid) certification are required for the primary First-Aid provider for activities, such as sleepaway camp, weekend camp, family camp, camping, and travel, (domestic or international) when emergency response time is 30 minutes or longer, and for events over 200 participants. Events for 500 or more participants must have two Level 2 First Aid providers (Wilderness First Aid). The following health care providers may also serve as First-Aid providers: physician, physician’s assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or emergency medical first responder.

The First-Aid provider must never administer any medication to girl members without written instructions by the parent or guardian. This includes all prescription and over-the counter drugs, topicals and ointments. Medications must be in their original containers. For more information, please refer to Troop/Group Travel Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints (English)/Medidas de Seguridad Para Las Actividades (Spanish).

Register now for an upcoming First Aid Level 1 Training

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Fall Recruitment 2022
Fall Recruitment 2022