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Adult Learning Course Descriptions

Our Council provides quality courses conducted by skilled and enthusiastic volunteer facilitators. Our volunteer facilitators are eager to assist you. Take advantage of as many courses as you can. The courses you take as an adult volunteer will assist you in providing the best growth experiences for girls. Join other volunteers for fun and learning! The volunteer application process, including criminal background check and training, must be completed before meeting with girls.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains reserves the right to cancel courses if the facilitator is ill or unable to make the course or in the event of inclement weather.

Check our Calendar to find when a course will be offered. Click the listing on the date to register.

Troop Leader Basics

To learn more about any of these courses or to register, click on the course title in the menu at the left.

Successful Leader Learning Series (required)
After your membership is made active (including passing your criminal background check and submitting a Troop Leader Position description,) you will have 90 days to complete the Successful Leader Learning Series. This course will walk you through the fundamentals of your new leadership journey! You can access the course by logging in to My GS, clicking My Account, then clicking gsLearn. The course will be listed on your dashboard.

gsLearn is your one stop shop for leader training. Courses uploaded to gsLearn can be completed in your own time and in your own space. Available training includes the Successful Leader Learning Series, product program sales, information about badges, and much more! More trainings will be uploaded throughout the year. 

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Volunteer Essentials
This guide is designed to support busy troop volunteers on the go. You can easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the troop year. Click HERE to download the guide.

CPR/First Aid
These courses provide lifesaving skills. For upcoming training, click our Calendar or contact

Outdoor Skills

Outdoor Adventure Workshop (OAW)
This workshop is a 1.5 hour, free online training to learn and review basic outdoor skills using GSUSA outdoor resources. Volunteers with OAW training can lead a simple fire, cook a one-pot meal or cook over a fire using sticks (think s’mores!), and sleep for one night in lodges, Adirondacks, or cabins on our GSGWM properties. This training is available any time you are ready to take it.

This is NOT a prerequisite for the other outdoor courses.


Basic Outdoor Living Skills (BOLS)
Prerequisite: none

This is an overnight or blended learning training that includes outdoor cooking, camping, orienteering, whittling, firebuilding, and skills needed to camp for multiple nights in developed campgrounds, or use tents, stoves, or advanced cooking methods with your Girl Scouts. This training is offered by volunteer trainers in local communities, and by the outdoor program team, mostly in spring and fall. New trainings are posted on our website as soon as they are available.

Advanced Outdoor Living Skills (AOLS)
Prerequisite: none

This workshop covers backpacking, winter camping, and canoe/boating camping. Outdoor Program staff offer this advanced overnight training, which covers safe use of stoves, backcountry trip planning, advanced navigation skills, and advanced shelters skills (tarps, hammocks, snow shelters). AOLS is offered every fall, alternating between backpacking and canoe training, and every other winter as a winter training.

Not sure where to begin with your girls? The GSUSA outdoor progression chart outlines the steps our Girl Scouts take from exploring the outdoors to multi-day backcountry trips

Facilitating Adult Learning

Would you be interested in being a volunteer adult learning facilitator for your community and surrounding area? Please contact Customer Care at to let us know! We’ll schedule you 2 sessions on how to offer and run trainings. Each session will take approximately 1 ½ hours.