Girl Scout Fundamentals

This course provides an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including the Girl Scout mission, Council Goals, program processes and resources that support the volunteer’s success.  This course is designed to introduce you to the basics to Girl Scouts so you feel comfortable in your volunteer role. This is one of the two required trainings for volunteers in an appointed position (Girl Scout leaders, co-leaders, service team members, council trainers/facilitators, committee members).

Who can take this course: All volunteer and paid staff and it must be taken in the first six months of appointment.  Although volunteers have six months to complete trainings, it is beneficial to complete training within the first three months after appointment.

Cost: There is no fee for this course.

This training is  offered through a variety of methods so volunteers can choose the option that best meets their needs.

This traditional style of training is led by volunteer council trainers at various locations throughout the council’s geographic area. The benefits to this type of training include being able to discuss the content with other volunteers, share your own ideas and experiences, and receive feedback from the other participants and the trainer.

This training includes a voice narrative that will allow you to experience the training session in an all-inclusive and interactive fashion. You will need Adobe Flash Player 10.1 on your computer to be able to view the training.
Instructions to complete the online course:


Home study courses are written training manuals.  You can receive a home study packet at your regional Girl Scout Center or service unit. Once you have completed reading through the material, you complete the home study exam and course evaluation in the back of the packet. Before credit can be received, the exam and course evaluation must be submitted online or to your regional Girl Scout Center by mail or fax.
Instructions to complete the home study course:

A quick and convenient training that partners a home study with the valuable experience of meeting with a facilitator. Participants must review the appropriate home study workbook prior to attending a scheduled blended learning session. See training schedule for each type of training to find a list of the blended learning training dates.
Instructions to complete the blended learning course: