Leader Learning Opportunities

Learning for Troop Leaders


Thank you for volunteering your time as a Girl Scout Troop Leader.

In order to prepare you for your role, and so that the experience will be rewarding for both you and your girls, we require the following four learning opportunities in this order:

1) New Leader Orientation – provided by your Membership Specialist

2) Discovering Girl Scouts – online
This free online learning session offers an introduction to the Spirit of Nebraska council and the many resources available. It provides a foundation to the understanding of Girl Scouting and introduces you to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • On average, it takes 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete. Once you’ve started your learning, you can stop and start again where you left off.
  • To renew, complete again before the end of five years.
  • To register for Discovering Girl Scouts, click here. You will be redirected to our online registration system.
3) Connecting to Your Grade Level – online
This free online learning session provides a preview of Girl Scouting at the Daisy/Brownie/Junior (DBJ) and/or at the Cadette/Senior/Ambassador (CSA) grade levels. You will be introduced to program resources and tools available for each grade level with a detailed look at the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Completing Connecting DBJ (and/or CSA) certifies you in all three grade levels.
  • On average, it takes 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete. Once you’ve started your learning, you can stop and start again where you left off.
  • To renew, complete again before the end of six years.
  • To register for Connecting to Your Grade Level DBJ, click here. You will be redirected to our online registration system.
  • To register for Connecting to Your Grade Level CSA, click here. You will be redirected to our online registration system.
Open this document for instructions on accessing Discovering Girl Scouts and Connecting to Your Grade Level.

4) Explore Out – webinar
This free, 45-minute webinar teaches you essential information for safely taking girls outside of their typical troop/group meeting place. You will learn about the benefits of taking girls outdoors, how to use Safety Activity Checkpoints, emergency preparedness, appropriate forms and paperwork, progression and girl readiness in the outdoors including dressing and packing.
  • Required for volunteers before traveling away from the typical troop/group meeting location.
  • Must be completed before attending Camp Out (Basic). Bring the printable-guide with you.
  • To renew, complete again before the end of five years.
  • Access the webinar and printable-guide.

Learn about our outdoor learning opportunities, including schedule here.

For more information that will be helpful to you on your Girl Scout path, visit our Volunteer Resources pages.