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Volunteer High Five

Volunteer Training

Welcome to the great adventure of Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers like you, generations of girls are learning to be leaders in their community and around the world.

We want our volunteers to be successful, engaged and fulfilled in their Girl Scout roles...and what better way to learn than with other dedicated volunteers? Get the training you need and the fun you deserve through our volunteer learning events, where you'll discover new ideas that will enrich your troop’s Girl Scout experience. We also offer a variety of online resources to develop your skills, and empower you to focus on what matters most—creating amazing experiences for your girls!

 

The Girl Scout Volunteer Learning Path

STEP 1 - First

FIRST - Register as a volunteer, complete a background check, and attend new volunteer training.

  • Troop Leader Orientation
    This in-person training at your local Girl Scout Resource Center covers the ins and outs of leading a Girl Scout troop! Register for a training at a time convenient for you, and learn all about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Volunteer Toolkit, Finances and Banking, and more. 
STEP 2 - Then

THEN - Complete additional training to prepare yourself and girls for adventures beyond your meeting place.

  • First Aid/CPR 
    A Troop First Aider with the appropriate First Aid/CPR certification is required for any troop activity outside of the regular troop meeting including field trips, events, outdoor activities and traveling to and from events. Refer to Volunteer Essentials to learn more about first aid requirements for Girl Scout activities. 
  • Troop Camp Certification Level 1 
    A Certified Troop Camper with level 1 certification is required for Girl Scout short trips and outdoor adventures, including visits to natural places, hiking, overnight trips, and cabin camping. TCC1 is completed online.
  • Troop Camp Certification Level 2 
    A Certified Troop Camper with level 2 certification is required for any Girl Scout outdoor adventures that include tent camping, campfires, outdoor cooking with a combustible fuel source (wood, propane or charcoal) and outdoor skills such as using pocket knives. TCC2 must be completed in person. 
  • Troop Cookie Manager Training
    This in-person training is required for Troop Cookie Managers, and takes place in advance of Cookie Season. 
STEP 3 - Special Interest

Additional training is available to help you enhance the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for your troop, such as:

Interested in training on a topic you don't see listed? Email troopsupport@girlscoutssoaz.org and let us know!

 

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Volunteer Training

Troop Leader Orientation (TLO)

Welcome, new troop leaders! Thank you for joining our nationwide network of nearly 1 million adults dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character. You're here to introduce girls to new experiences and opportunities, and to unleash their potential in a safe, encouraging environment...and we're here to support you and help you succeed every step of the way. 

Ready to get started? Here are the first steps to leading your troop:

We're here for you!

Volunteer help and support is always a phone call or email away. Our Customer Care and Troop Support teams are happy to answer your questions and assist you as you volunteer. Just call 520-327-2288 or email troopsupport@girlscoutssoaz.org.

Troop Camp Certification (TCC)

Troop Camp Certification provides volunteers with the information you need to prepare and guide girls on fun and safe outdoor adventures, as well as trips away from home. 

Troop Camp Certification - LEVEL 1

Completion of Troop Camp Certification Level One (TCC1) means adult volunteers may guide girls on approved group outdoor experiences that include  indoor sleeping or cabin camping, and indoor cooking or dining.

NOT COVERED: tent camping, wood-carving with pocket knives, any outdoor cooking, fire-building, or campfires.

Troop Camp Certification Level One is completed as two independent studies. Please review the following materials:

After familiarizing yourself with the above materials, please complete:

Submit your completed tests to troopsupport@girlscoutssoaz.org.

Troop Camp Certification - LEVEL 2

Completion of Troop Camp Certification Level Two (TCC2) means adult volunteers may guide girls on approved outdoor experiences including overnight tent-camping, knife safety, fire-building and outdoor cooking with approved fuel sources. To receive Troop Camp Certification Level Two you must first have completed TCC1. 

This training is in-person. Please check our website calendar for dates and registration links.

Should scheduling conflicts arise, we can also accept Troop Camp Certification completed with Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pines Council. Visit their website for scheduling and course details.

Quick Links

Codes of Conduct

All volunteers are required to sign the Code of Conduct and Receipt of Volunteer Policies, which confirm that you have read and are familiar with the updated Volunteer Policies and Guidelines. We also recommend that you ask caregivers in your troop to sign the Code of Conduct as well. 


We're here for you!

Volunteer help and support is always a phone call or email away. Our Customer Care and Troop Support Teams are happy to answer your questions and assist you as you volunteer. Just call 520-327-2288, or email troopsupport@girlscoutssoaz.org.