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Volunteer Trainings

As an adult volunteer, we offer a variety of different trainings programs to help you be successful during your journey as a mentor in the Girl Scout program. Whether you prefer in-person training or would rather complete training online, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey provides both! Not sure what training your role requires? Check out this Who Needs What guide, which will answer most of your questions.

How to Register for Volunteer Training

1) Girl Scout training is reserved for our member volunteers. If you are not yet a member of Girl Scouts, you can join by clicking here.

2) Once you are a member, you’ll use eBiz to register for training programs.  If you don't already have an eBiz account, get started by creating one here.

2) Find the training program you wish to attend by visiting our online Programs and Events calendar located on the gshnj.org website. You’ll see links for Program Registration on our home page. You can also login to eBiz directly and search for the training program you are interested in.

3) To find a training program in eBiz, log in and choose the "Activities" tab at the top of the page.

4) Start your search by choosing "Learning & Training—Volunteer Training" from the the options menu on the left side of the screen, or use the search bar on the right side of the page and enter keywords that describe the training you are interested in – for example: Daisy Level Training.

5) Once you find the program you want, click on "Register Now" at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions on-screen to complete the process. Congrats! You're on your way to new adventures and ready to start with the proper training.

Training Offerings
Basic Leadership Training—Required

Basic Leadership Training is the place to learn all the basics needed to get your troop up and running. You’ll learn about council and service unit resources and structure, safety standards, meeting with troop parents, registration, and more. Volunteers have the option of attending a live webinar or completing a self-study tutorial.

To find these trainings, please search for them on our Event List.

Age-Level Training—Required

Learn how to work with Girl Scouts of all age levels through our Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador trainings. Please note that both Senior and Ambassador Level Trainings are self-studies.

To find these trainings, please search for them on our Event List.

Beyond BLT—Recommended

You’ve taken Basic Leadership Training and gotten your troop up and running, but now you have new questions. Go beyond the basics to learn more about council forms, troop money earners and finances, outdoor and first aid/CPR trainings, flier approval and branding, certificates of insurance, and more. Come with your questions and receive guidance from GSHNJ staff members. 

To find these trainings, please search for them on our Event List.

First Aid & CPR Training

First Aid/CPR certification is required whenever your troop ventures outside their regular meeting place. For field trips and overnight activities, you will need to have a First Aid/CPR certified adult with the troop. We offer a variety of First Aid and CPR trainings from both the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. NOTE: Online trainings for First Aid/CPR are not accepted by our council or GSUSA. You do have the option of taking these trainings outside of council (perhaps through a local hospital, YMCA, or rescue squad). 

To find these trainings, please search for them on our Event List.

Outdoors & Overnights Training

Our Outdoors & Overnights series prepares you and your girls for overnight adventures. You'll learn a variety of techniques that will make you confident to take your girls into the great outdoors. The following steps must be taken in order:

Step 1

This 45-minute self-study tutorial prepares you for overnights with your girls – in hotels, at museum or zoo sleepovers, or backyard campouts. To access Outdoors and Overnights Step 1, click here to register for Outdoors and Overnights Step 1.

Step 2

Looking to advance your basic outdoor skills? This in-person training covers choosing equipment, setting up tents, knife and fire safety, knot skills and stick cookery (think hot dogs and marshmallows). You must first complete Outdoors and Overnights Step 1 to attend. NOTE: Plan to complete this course at least six months prior to your overnight or camporee so you have time to teach these new skills to your girls.

Step 3

Step up your outdoor cooking game with our most delicious outdoor training. In this in-person training, you'll prepare (and eat!) baked apples, pizza fondue, and more while learning to cook with a wood fire, charcoal, and a propane stove. You must first complete Outdoors and Overnights Steps 1 and 2 to attend.

To find these trainings, please search for them on our Event List.

Be Prepared Trainings

Whether it’s learning to use the Volunteer Toolkit, getting ready to kick off a new Girl Scout year, or preparing for special ceremonies, our Be Prepared trainings give you the knowledge you need, when you need it most! Keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming Be Prepared trainings.

To find these trainings, please search for them on our Event List.

 

Online Volunteer Trainings

We understand that as a volunteer you may experience things that are new to you. We know you want to be successful, and we want to support you all the way! If you are searching for some guidance as you lead your Girl Scouts through exciting new adventures and memorable experiences, we offer you these helpful online trainings to access anytime you feel the need!

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Ready to begin?  Girl Scouting 101 is the perfect place to get started! Take this 45-minute, self-paced online orientation to Girl Scouting.

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Questions? Please email us or call 908-518-4400 and we'll be happy to help.