Leader Learning Opportunities

Required Learning for Troop Leaders

To be a troop leader, you are required to attend learning opportunities in this order:

1) New Leader Orientation – provided by your Membership Specialist

2) Discovering Girl Scouts – online

3) Connecting to Your Grade Level – online

4) Explore Out Webinar – this is required before you take your girls on an adventure that involves traveling away from your typical meeting location.

Discovering Girl Scouts
  • Required for new leaders and co-leaders.
  • Recommended for group and program volunteers.
  • To renew, complete again before the end of 5 years.
This online volunteer learning session offers an introduction to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and the many resources available. Discovering Girl Scouts examines the foundation of Girl Scouts, introduces the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and provides a refreshing look at why Girl Scouting is important.

Connecting to Your Grade Level DBJ (Daisy/Brownie/Junior) and
Connecting to Your Grade Level CSA (Cadette/Senior/Ambassador)

  • Required for leaders and co-leaders before meeting with a troop and before meeting with a new grade level group.
  • Recommended for program and event volunteers.
  • Completing Connecting DBJ (or CSA) certifies you in all three of those grade-levels. You only need to complete DBJ (or CSA) once while you’re serving those three grade-levels; however, you can return to the online learning whenever you’d like to refresh!
This online volunteer learning session provides a preview of Girl Scouting at the Daisy/Brownie/Junior grade level and/or at the Cadette/Senior/Ambassador grade level. Participants will be introduced to program resources and tools available for each grade level, in conjunction with a detailed look at the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Explore Out
  • Must be completed before traveling away from the typical troop/group meeting location.
  • Required before attending Camp Out (Basic)
  • To renew, complete again before the end of 5 years.
Want to take your girls on an outdoor adventure that involves traveling away from the typical troop meeting location? You must first complete Explore Out.
Explore Out is required before you attend Camp Out (Basic) and teaches essential information for safely taking girls outside of their typical troop/group meeting place. You will learn about the value of the outdoors, how to use Safety Activity Checkpoints, emergency preparedness, appropriate forms and paperwork, progression and girl readiness in the outdoors, and dressing and packing.
There is no cost, but you are required to download and print the Explore Out Guide and complete Explore Out online quizzes. It will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete.

For registration instructions for online learning sessions, click here.