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Complete Learning Path Catalog

for Volunteers in gsLearn

gsLearn is GSUSA’s and GSNorCal's Learning Management System. gsLearn offers volunteer role and course learning paths, as well as, several helpful individual courses to help you succeed in Girl Scouts. See the Required Volunteer Role Learning Index and gsLearn Troubleshooting and FAQs for more information.

We created a learning path for each volunteer role, which has all the required training for that role. We also have several course learning paths for volunteers to learn more about various Girl Scout topics and skills. 

 

Troop Role Learning Paths

Learning Path: 636 Event First Aider
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This Learning Path is for Event First Aiders. As a progression above Troop First First Aider, Event First Aiders attend troop and service unit events. They work closely with the Event Manager to ensure the safety of all attendees. 

Learning Path: 636 Experienced Troop Cookie Chair
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This learning path is required for Experienced Troop Cookie Chairs and is required to gain access to eBudde and other Girl Scout Cookie Program resources.  *Note, this learning path is only available to registered Troop Cookie Chairs.

Learning Path: 636 Highest Award Advisor
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This Learning Path is for troop leaders and adults of Girl Scouts who are interested in earning the Highest Award for their program level. The courses in this learning path give you the knowledge to support your Girl Scouts in making a lasting impact to change the world.
Learning Path: 636 New Co-Op Troop Program Coordinator
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This Learning Path is for New Co-Op Troop Program Coordinators. The courses in this learning path with give you the knowledge to work collaboratively with your fellow troop leaders to provide program mentorship.
Learning Path:636 New Co-Op Troop Admin - Option 1: Online Modules
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This Learning Path is for New Co-Op Troop Admins. The courses in this learning path will give you the knowledge to work collaboratively with your fellow troop leaders and provide administrative support.
Learning Path: 636 New Troop Leader - Option 1: Online Modules
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​​Learning Path for New Troop Leaders, Option 1: self-paced online modules. This learning path will prepare new troop leaders of new troops and new troop leaders who are taking over the leadership of existing troops. Courses in this learning path include GSNorCal Mandated Reporter, GSUSA New Leader Onboarding: Your First Troop Meeting, GSUSA New Leader Onboarding: Family Engagement-The Key to Success, GSUSA Delivering Inclusive Program, 636 Getting Started as a New Troop Leader.

Learning Path: 636 New Troop Leader or Troop Admin - Option 2: Live Webinar
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Learning Path for New Troop Leaders or Troop Admin, Option 2: Live Webinar. This learning path will prepare new troop leaders of new troops and new troop leaders who are taking over the leadership of existing troops. Courses in this learning path include GSNorCal Mandated Reporter and 636 New Troop Leader Live Webinar Course Option where you can register for the live webinar. The webinar lasts about 2.5 hours, it includes break times and a Q&A session. This live webinar course can be taken in lieu of completing the 636 New Troop Leader - Option 1: Online Modules, you are not expected to complete both training styles offered.

Learning Path: 636 Trip & Outdoor Advisor
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This Learning Path is for Troop Leaders and Trip & Outdoor Advisors, who are ready to take their troop out of the meeting place. The courses in this learning path will support you with planning for trips and outdoor activities while ensuring the safety of your Girl Scouts. Please be sure to submit the Trip or High-Adventure Approval form before any non-refundable plans are made and at least:

  • 2 weeks before local and in-state trips and events
  • 6-12 weeks before out-of-state trips and events
  • 6-12 months before international trips and events
  • All required trainings must be completed before trips and events will receive approval.
Learning Path: 636 Troop Chaperone/Helper
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This Learning Path is for adult volunteers who hope to support and accompany Girl Scout troops as they explore their world. The courses in this learning path will give you the information you need to support your troop leader and ensure that your Girl Scouts are safe and have the best possible experience. Please be sure to submit the Trip or High-Adventure Approval form before any non-refundable plans are made and at least:
  • 2 weeks before local and in-state trips and events
  • 6-12 weeks before out-of-state trips and events
  • 6-12 months before international trips and events
  • All required trainings must be completed before trips and events will receive approval.
636 New Troop Cookie Chair
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This learning path is required for NEW Troop Cookie Chairs and is required to gain access to eBudde and other Girl Scout Cookie Program resources.  *Note, this learning path is only available to registered Troop Cookie Chairs.
Learning Path: 636 Troop Driver
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This Learning Path is for volunteers who will transport Girl Scouts to Troop Activities and Events. As the Troop Driver, you will be responsible for getting youth and adults to and from the meeting place locations and outings. Note: Troop drivers must be 21 or older, have a valid driver's license, and have a registered, insured vehicle that is in good working condition with the required number of seat belts for all passengers. 

Learning Path: 636 Troop First Aider 
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This Learning Path is for adult volunteers who would like to be the Troop First Aider. Troop First Aiders are needed for troop/group activities, as required for certain Safety Activity Checkpoints, including troop camping, travel, and high-adventure activities.

Learning Path: 636 Troop Treasurer
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This ​Learning Path for volunteers in the Troop Treasurer Role. Learn how to manage troop finances, open your troop bank account, collect payments, and support money-earning projects.

Learning Path: 636 Wilderness First Aider 
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This ​Learning Path is for volunteers who would like the role of a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Which is required of at least one adult when Girl Scouts are participating in activities or events located more than 30 minutes away from Emergency Medical Services. 

Service Unit Role Learning Paths

Learning Path: 636 Event Manager
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​​Learning Path for Event Managers. This Learning Path is required for volunteers running events where the person is responsible for the planning and implementation of the event and for the well-being of the participants. Learn to successfully plan and deliver a Girl Scout event for your service unit or the council. We are currently in the process of updating this learning path. Although the content in this Learning Path is still relevant, many resources and resource locations have changed. View the Event Manager Overview module for access to all the latest Event Manager resources.
Learning Path: 636 Recognition Coordinator 
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​The role of Recognition Coordinators ensures that volunteer appreciation happens in their service unit.  They educate volunteers on the adult recognition process and both promote and facilitate the nomination of outstanding volunteers for service unit, council, and national awards.  They can also organize local recognition ceremonies or appreciation opportunities.
Learning Path: 636 Service Unit Cookie Chair
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2024 Girl Scout Cookie Program training for Service Unit Volunteers. This learning path is required to gain access to eBudde and other Girl Scout Cookie Program resources.  Service Unit Cookie Chairs who attended the live webinar on December 13, 2023, will receive credit for the 2024 Service Unit Cookie Chair Training. If you missed the live session you must complete this course to complete this Volunteer Role Learning Path. *Note, this learning path is only available to registered Service Unit Cookie Chairs.

Learning Path: 636 Service Unit Recruiter
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Learning Series Service Unit volunteers play a key role in supporting the mission of Girl Scouting in their local community. Recruiters can spread the message of Girl Scouts to local schools and organizations and speak in a way that the council can’t- with the voice of a member of the community. Providing support and detailed training to these volunteers will effectively prepare them to speak about the importance of Girl Scouting while providing councils with on-the-ground support for recruitment efforts.

Course Learning Paths

Learning Path: 636 Camp Out Course

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​​Complete the Camp Out Course Learning Path by completing the required online course prerequisites and either the Camp Out Assessment or registering for the In-Person Camp Out Course. Please be sure to submit the Trip or High-Adventure Approval form before any non-refundable plans are made and at least:

  • 2 weeks before local and in-state trips and events
  • 6-12 weeks before out-of-state trips and events
  • 6-12 months before international trips and events
  • All required trainings must be completed before trips and events will receive approval.

Learning Path: 636 Gold Award

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The Girl Scout Gold Award is designed for Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, typically in grades 9-12, and is meant to encourage them to develop leadership skills, make a positive impact on their community, and learn more about themselves and the world around them. Begin this learning path today and choose between the live webinar or recorded webinar to support the Girl Scouts in your troop trying to go for Gold!

Learning Path: 636 Silver Award

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The Girl Scout Silver Award is designed for Cadette Girl Scouts, typically in grades 6-8, and is meant to encourage them to develop leadership skills, make a positive impact on their community, and learn more about themselves and the world around them. Begin this learning path today and choose between the live webinar, recorded webinar, or GSUSA's online course to support the Girl Scouts in your troop trying to go for Silver!

Learning Path: 636 Girl Scout Cookie Program Overview

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This learning path is for Troop Leaders, Troop Helpers, and other volunteer roles to learn all about this year's Cookie Season and what you can do to support the entrepreneurs in your troop.

Additional Learning Paths

Learning Path: GSUSA Girl Scout Astronomy Club Training

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This Learning Path will give you a solid foundation to plan and manage your astronomy club. You'll discover how to build your development plan and curriculum and lead activities for Girl Scouts of all ages, as well as learn best practices in several important areas: outreach, communication, engagement, and running meetings and events. This girl and adult training is part of the larger "Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts" program.

Learning Path: 636 Girl Scout Cookie Program Digital Support Tools

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Learn more about how to use eBudde and Digital Cookie throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Program. (Note: eBudde and Digital Cookie logins will only work after your role's access date and you have met all the training requirements. **this learning path is only available to registered Service Unit and Troop Cookie Chairs.

Learning Path: GSUSA 2021 New Badges

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Presenting 28 new ways to create an exciting and engaging experience for your troop. In 2021, there were new badges in the following categories: Cookie Business (all levels), Digital Leadership (all levels), and Math in Nature (Daisy, Brownie, and Junior). Each course provides ideas and goals for approaching each step and choice, examples for keeping the experience girl-led, and convenient links to additional resources.

Learning Path: 636 Daisy Badge Overviews

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This learning path is a fun and fast introduction to Daisy badges. Each course provides ideas and goals for approaching each step and choice, examples for keeping the experience girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning, and convenient links to additional resources.

Learning Path: GSUSA Daisy Petal Badges

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This Learning Path is a fun and fast introduction to the ten updated Daisy Petals Badges. The Daisy Petal Badges are designed to guide Daisy, their parents and caregivers, and troop volunteers through their first two years of Girl Scouting and help Daisies understand the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Courses provide hands-on, age-appropriate activity ideas in the updated format of three steps/two choices for a wider variety and greater choice.

Learning Path: 636 Brownie Badge Overviews

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This learning path is a fun and fast introduction to Brownie badges. Each course provides ideas and goals for approaching each step and choice, examples for keeping the experience girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning, and convenient links to additional resources.

Learning Path: 636 Junior Badge Overviews

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This learning path is a fun and fast introduction to Junior badges. Each course provides ideas and goals for approaching each step and choice, examples for keeping the experience girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning, and convenient links to additional resources.

Learning Path: 636 Cadette Badge Overviews

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This learning path is a fun and fast introduction to Cadette badges. Each course provides ideas and goals for approaching each step and choice, examples for keeping the experience girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning, and convenient links to additional resources.

Learning Path: 636 Senior Badge Overviews

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This learning path is a fun and fast introduction to Senior badges. Each course provides ideas and goals for approaching each step and choice, examples for keeping the experience girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning, and convenient links to additional resources.

Learning Path: 636 Ambassador Badge

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Overviews This learning path is a fun and fast introduction to Ambassador badges. Each course provides ideas and goals for approaching each step and choice, examples for keeping the experience girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning, and convenient links to additional resources.

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