Is Online Training Right for Me?
Girl Scout volunteers are busy! With online training, you can now complete the Girl Scout courses required for your volunteer role on your schedule. We hope this enables you to get your troop started faster, get your Girl Scouts outdoors quicker, and make plans to earn those Highest Awards earlier! But, is online training right for you?
Online training is different from attending an in-person training session. You will not be able to ask a Council Trainer your questions in the middle of the session. Of course, you can contact a staff member and ask them your questions after the training. If you are self-motivated and willing to contact your Volunteer Services Manager when you have questions, online training may be a good fit for you!
Give online training a try! Take GS101. If you feel you are grasping the information, continue on with the courses required for your volunteer role. If you find you are having difficulty retaining the information, check out our in-person sessions. Remember, when we take Girl Scout training, we become better volunteers and better able to serve our Girl Scouts. Be true to yourself and take the training that makes you the best volunteer you can be!
Many of the greatest movements for the good of people, and those which have influenced the world, most, have the work of one person.
Juliette Gordon LowFounder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouting is not just a meeting you attend once a week, it is a special kind of bond you grow with over the year.
Rosie K.Girl Scout from Salem, VA
Girl Scouting has truly made me a young woman who possesses courage, confidence and character.
Megan B.Girl Scout from Crozet, VA
Thank you to Gwen D. She is a great leader who has always kept me motivated in everything involving Girl Scouts.
I’m so thankful to have my mother be my leader throughout my 13 years of scouting.
Abbigale D.Girl Scout from Wytheville, VA
I want to thank every leader that has gotten me to the point that I am today. And to all present and future Girl Scouts: I hope you have the time of your life.
Rebecca H.Girl Scout from Bedford, VA
We so often focus on the most visible, “important” things — but it is the small moments that mean the most to me: Having a camper come up and hug me months later, saying, “I couldn’t have gotten through the night without you.” Those moments, and hundreds like them, are my legacy.
Linda F.Volunteer in Lynchburg, VA
I love creating space for these girls to be reflective and to develop skills that aren’t necessarily taught in school. In between gardening with Farmer Todd or doing a scavenger hunt on the downtown mall, we’re developing interpersonal skills, learning how to get along with people who are different from us, overcoming insecurities, and meeting fascinating people in our own neighborhood.
Lisa C.Volunteer in Charlottesville, VA
As an adult volunteer, I continue to learn and grow. I have been a troop leader, camp counselor, trainer, committee member, delegate, board member, and board officer, and I wonder what are the next steps for me in my Girl Scout adventure.