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 Volunteer Training

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio offers several different volunteer opportunities, each requiring specific training and preparation to ensure the safety and well being of our girls along with a successful Girl Scout experience for both the girls and adult volunteers. 

These opportunities are offered through a variety of methods so that volunteers can choose the option that best meets their needs: 
  • ​classroom training            
  • home studies
  • online training
  • blended learning

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Girl Scouts of Western Ohio requires that all appointed volunteers complete two required trainings. The two required trainings include Girl Scout Fundamentals and position training (Grade level Leadership Essentials for troop leaders or service team training). Please review the information below to find out more information for your specific volunteer position:

Troop Leaders and Assistant Leaders
Leaders are volunteers who have an immediate impact on the lives of girls in your community by serving as a role model, mentor, friend and leader. All troop leaders are required to complete Girl Scout Fundamentals and Leadership Essentials grade-level training.  It is the troop leaders' responsibility to maintain records of training completed and to ensure they are in compliance with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio policies.  Please use the Training Completion Record to help keep track of your training. 
Series Volunteer
Series volunteers lead short term, six to eight week opportunities for girls. These series give girls and adult the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting without committing to an entire year’s worth of meetings. Series volunteers are required to complete Girl Scout Fundamentals and Leadership Essentials grade-level l training prior to the start of the series. 

Service Team Members
The service team plays an important role in the support structure Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has created. There are a variety of positions available based on your interests and skills set.  All service team members required to complete Girl Scout Fundamentals​ and position training. Position training will be conducted by the staff person who appoints you to the position.