Core Courses

How to register for a course.

Girl Scouting 101 (#1050) (required for all volunteers)

Cost: Free
Time:  Approx. 45 minutes

This course introduces new volunteers to Girl Scouts.

Link to Girl Scouting 101

Safety Essentials (#3100) (required for all volunteers)

Cost: Free
Time: Approx. 30 minutes

Explore the Volunteer Essentials Resource Guide and Safety Activity Checkpoints and discover how to conduct Girl Scout activities safely. Register on CORA to receive the link via email. (this link takes you to CORA log in, once you log in, do a search for safety essentials to sign up.)

Volunteer Essentials Resource Guide: Chapter 4 Safety-Wise
Safety Activity Checkpoints

Getting Started (#1006A) (required for all troop volunteers)

Cost: Free
Time: Approx. 30 minutes

Discover how to start a Girl Scout troop with this step by step course.  Learn about the resources available to assist you while working with girls and information on managing troop funds.

Getting Started

Volunteer Essentials (#1006) (required for all troop volunteers)

Cost: Free
Time: 2 hours

Prerequisites: Girl Scouting 101, Safety Essentials, and Getting Started

This course teaches the three keys of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and demonstrates how to use resources to support and deliver the Girl Scout Program. Register on CORA!

Troop Camp Certification (#2003)

Cost: $8 – All In One Day Course
$25/person – All In One Overnight with Girls

Time: 11 hours

Prerequisites: Must be a currently registered Girl Scout member who has successfully completed the application and background check processes and Safety Essentials (#3100).

This course must be completed by at least one adult (not necessarily the troop leader) before a troop can go camping. It is the troop’s camp-certified adult’s responsibility to attend pre-camp preparatory meetings with the girls. The adult helps the girls prepare for the camping experience and then accompanies them on the camping trip.

The Troop Camp Certification series includes three parts (11 credit hours):

  • Pre-Course Home Study (2 credit hours): Sent when you register for Planning and Prep session. Must be completed prior to attending Planning and Prep or Outdoor Skills.
  • Planning and Prep Course (3 credit hours): Shows you how to facilitate the girls planning their camping trip.
  • Outdoor Skills Course (6 credit hours): Introduces all the outdoor skill sets you will need for your girls to go camping and ways to teach your girls.

Register on CORA!

Troop Camp Certification is offered in three formats:
(All courses require completion of the Pre-Course Home Study to attend.)

  • Planning and Prep and Outdoor Skills as split sessions (2 separate days)
  • Planning and Prep and Outdoor Skills as an all-in-one day course
  • Planning and Prep and Outdoor Skills as an all-in-one overnight course with girls

NOTE: The all-in-one overnight with girls format is a learning experience for adults and girls to learn the skills necessary for camping. It is not intended to be a PROGRAM.

The troop camp learning experience is critical for the adult who will be in charge of a camping trip, therefore it is REQUIRED that the girls who attend with adults to this class are ready for this experience.

  • Girls must be able to be independent of their adults during this course.
  • Because this is an adult class that girls can attend there is a maximum of four (4) girls per adult.
  • ALL adults who attend must be registered Girl Scouts and have successfully completed the volunteer application and background check.
  • All adults are expected to complete the prerequisites and participate in the entire course.

Girl Scout First Aider Series

Become a troop first aider by successfully completing a Girl Scout approved first aid and CPR course including specific instructions for child CPR. CAUTION: Any first aid/CPR training that is available entirely online does not satisfy Girl Scouts’ requirements. Such courses do not offer enough opportunities for practice or feedback.

See CORA for upcoming classes.

Product Program Safety Essentials (required for all troop and service unit product program volunteers)

Cost: Free
Time: Approx. 30 minutes

Explore the Cookie/Product Program Safety Activity Checkpoint and discover how to prepare girls and adults to participate in council sponsored product programs in a safe manner. Register and take the quiz here.

Cookie/Product Program Safety Activity Checkpoint

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