GS201 Trips & Overnights

GS201 Trips & Overnights

GS201 Training

This course is for those volunteers who would like to take their girls on a short trip. This may be a walk, day trip outside of your Troop meeting or an overnight trip within the 48 contiguous United States.

If you are a Troop leader, GS101, GS102, GS103 and New Leader Orientation are prerequisites for this course. If you are a support volunteer acting as Trip Advisor, GS104 is a prerequisite.


There are 9 lessons within this GS201 course. You will need to complete all 9 lessons before planning and carrying out any trip. For those trips that require Council approval, you will need to complete all nine lessons before you submit your Activity and/or Trip Permission Application for a Troop/Group (Form #2129).

Lesson 1: Welcome and Introduction (6 minutes)
Lesson 2: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (9 minutes)
Lesson 3: Types of Trips & Trip Progression (23 minutes)
Lesson 4: Trip Procedures (8 minutes)
Lesson 5: Budgeting Your Trip (18 minutes)
Lesson 6: Safety (14 minutes)
Lesson 7: Conduct When Travelling (7 minutes)
Lesson 8: The Parent Meeting (8 minutes)
Lesson 9: Evaluating Your Trip (8 minutes)

GS201 Training is also offered as an in-person course. Call Customer Care at Council Headquarters at (540) 777-5100 for more information. (You must complete your volunteer application and background check before proceeding with this training.)

Course Materials

This training requires high speed internet access. For optimal experience, please use an internet connection that supports at least 3 megabytes per second; dial-up connections will most likely not support this program. Please use Chrome or Safari for best results.

GS201 Training does include audio, but if your computer does not have speakers, you can enable the Closed Captioning (subtitles) option. Some learners will enjoy having a pen and paper with them as they complete training to take notes. We will provide all information, however, after the session for your convenience.

Ensure that a green check mark is visible under “status” in the Course Content section below to receive credit for each completed lesson.

Download the GS201 Manual and then scroll down to begin.