We provide a variety of trainings to help you lead a troop, take Girl Scouts camping, go on trips and engage in exciting activities. Sign into gsLearn to find the training you need and keep track of it all in one place!
Gain an overview of health and safety standards, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital practices and policies and the concept of the Girl Scout progression.
Learn how to recruit a troop committee and divide jobs among other adults.
Learn about the Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or teen Girl Scout programs, including badges, meeting plans, program activities and resources, and troop government.
Learn how to make a troop budget and engage all program levels in financial decisions for the troop in age-appropriate ways
An encampment is when multiple troops camp at the same time and participate in the same programming or activities, at either council-owned camps or other locations. Encampments are often based around a theme, with older teens (or troops) leading activities done in rotations for the younger campers. This training qualifies adults to facilitate a Service Unit encampment.
This course will cover the SUM role and three areas of service unit management work: building and supporting the service unit team, maintaining control of meetings, and finding the support available to you in handling challenges to success.
This course qualifies participants to take a troop to established sites for both day cookout trips and overnight camping trips.
We offer two types of Cookout and Campout Training: Hybrid and Traditional.
This 30-hr. training is completed through online modules (done at your own pace), a virtual planning meeting, and an overnight skills session at a camp. Registration is through gsLearn. There is no upfront cost to register for this course, but participants will be asked to pay for necessary supplies and food.
This 30-hr. training is complete through an overnight skills session at a camp. Registration is through gsEvents. Participants must pay $25 for food and supplies upon registration.
For troops who only want to make s’mores over a fire and not take an overnight camping trip, a volunteer must complete the online module “204 Girl Scout-led Fire and S’more Safety” located in gsLearn.
Volunteers who have done camping training through another Girl Scout council, through Boy Scouts of America, or another organization can take the “204 Transfer of Camping Certification” located in gsLearn. Each person will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.
This online course qualifies participants to assist troops in planning trips within the US
204 Domestic Troop Travel
This online course qualifies participants to assist troops in planning trips outside the U.S.
204 International Troop Travel
These trainings assist troops in the various high adventure activities offered at our camps
Check out our High Adventure page
To be a First Aider, you need to have a current CPR certification which must cover the following requirements:
Basic first aid
Adult and child CPR training, including a “hands-on” skills demonstration