After completing their registration and criminal background check, all Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) leaders need to complete a total of five required steps in order to become an approved adult volunteer.
A GSNC Volunteer Experience Manager is in contact with all new leaders to explain this process, and track their completion. All steps will only take a total of two hours to complete!
Required New Leader Steps
- New Leader Orientation (40 minutes)
The New Leader Orientation gets new leaders acquainted with the initial steps of becoming a troop leader and become familiar with some of the handy resources that are available to them. Topics include, Best Leader Practices, Girl Scout Traditions, Investiture Ceremony info, Girl Scout Program info, and Troop Meeting Preparation.
View our New Leader Orientation
Resources mentioned in the New Leader Orientation video:
Girl Scout Terms Glossary
Parent/Caregiver Info Sheet
- Part 1: What You Need Before Your Troop Meetings Training (35 minutes)
The Part 1 training teaches leaders everything they need to feel prepared before running their first troop meeting. Topics include, Best Leader Practices, Girl Scout Traditions, an Investiture Ceremony, the Girl Scout Program and Troop Meeting Preparation.
View our Part 1: What You Need Before Your Troop Meetings Training
- Part 2: How to Run Your Troop Meetings Training (5 minutes)
The Part 2: How to Run Your Troop Meetings training teaches leaders how to organize their troop meetings in order for them to run smoothly. Leaders will learn how to structure their troop meetings, know where to go to watch a virtual troop meeting with a Nassau County troop, learn virtual meetings safety guidelines and preparation, and how to schedule a virtual meeting using Zoom software.
View our Part 2: How to Run Your Troop Meetings Training
- Completion Form
A GSNC Volunteer Experience Manager will send all leaders a link to the completion form, which they are required to submit in order to get credit for completing the Orientation, Part 1 and Part 2 trainings.
- Leader Agreement
A GSNC Volunteer Experience Manager will send all leaders a link to the leader agreement, ensuring they understand the responsibilities of becoming a Girl Scout leader.
Volunteer Toolkit Webinar
Take a deep dive into the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) – a digital planning tool that helps leaders plan their troop meetings with ease. This live webinar will go step by step on how to access pre-planned badge, journey, and award content, connect with families easily, access material lists, and more! Participants in the live session will be able to ask questions. The webinar will also be recorded and available on our Volunteer Training and Resources page.
IMPORTANT: Leaders do not have to be renewed for the 2020/2021 year in order to register for this webinar. However, in order for leaders to access the VTK, they must be renewed for 2020/2021 membership year.