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Training

Before you start saving the world, there are a few things you should know.  Explore the learning and enrichment opportunities below to keep the good times rolling!

Training courses follow a consistent and established pattern at all of our Service Centers –  there is rarely a weekend that we are not training somewhere. We rotate centers around the council every Saturday, have evening classes on weeknights, and occasional Thursday mornings for stay at home parents, too!

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New Volunteer Courses (Strongly Recommended)
Enrichment Courses (For All Volunteers)
  • TR200: GSLE 3-4-5 (NEW!)
    For all volunteers who want a better handle on executing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, 3 Processes, 4 Pillars, and 5 Outcomes.
  • TR201: Take Action Projects (NEW!)
    Take Action Projects (a.k.a. TAPs) are an important part of everyone's Girl Scout experience. Because TAPs launch a girl's curiosities, concerns, and sense of how-the-world-should-be into action that makes her community a better place - they build leadership skills, self-confidence, and sense of team/community!
Camp/Outdoor Training
  • TR301: GSNETX Camping
    Get certified as a "Troop Camp Trained Adult" so that your campout adventures at GSNETX properties can begin. This course is also required before using fires with your troop.
  • TR302: On the Road Camping
    This course is for adults who want to take their troop camping at properties that are not owned by GSNETX, such as state parks and beyond. TR301: GSNETX Camping current certification is required.
  • TR303: Troop Camping Recertification (Online)
    Take this online quiz before your TR301 or TR302 certificate expires to stay current and review GSNETX Volunteer Policies and Procedures used in the camp environment.
  • TR310: Outdoor TRIO Weekend (includes TR301, 302 & 304) (NEW!)
    Complete your outdoor certification all at one as you spend the weekend camping in tents. You will earn certification in TR301: GSNETX Camping, TR302: On the Road Camping, and our NEW course, TR304: Campfire Cooking, which includes experience cooking with foil, sticks, and pie irons! Saturday night stay is required.
Health & Safety Courses

Check out our list of GSNETX approved First Aid providers and the First Aid/CPR Training Overview.

  • TR401: Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED
    First Aid/ CPR/ AED certification through the American Heart Association for any adult volunteer.
  • TR402: Protecting Our Girls (Online)
    Online training created by GSNETX designed for adults working directly with children for any position involving contact with campers at a youth camp, as mandated by the Health & Safety Code of the State of Texas.
Higher Awards Training
  • TR501: Bronze Award Overview
    Adult volunteers of Junior Girl Scouts are invited to find out how to support their girls as they earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award!
  • TR502: Silver Award Overview
    Adult Volunteers of Cadette Girl Scouts are invited to find out how to support their girls as they earn the Girl Scout Silver Award!
  • TR503: Gold Award Overview
    Get all the information you need about the process to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. This course is for volunteers and the Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts who wish to attend with them.
SU Training
  • TR601: SU Team Overview
    Designed for ALL GSSU team members. Participants will get an overview of the structure and work of the GS Service Unit, what services the service unit provides and what support they should expect. 
  • TR602: SU Manager Webinar
    This course will equip service unit managers to support a positive, impactful and progressive Girl Scout leadership experience in their area.
  • TR603: School/Organization Liasion
    This course is designed to help you understand your role, and build a network of volunteers and expectations for a recruitment partnership.
  • TR604: SU Troop Organizer/Recruiter
    This course will help you become an expert on the opportunity catalog, how to secure new volunteers and create troops.
  • TR605: SU Registrar Webinar
    This course covers exciting MyGS enhancements, registration processing, adding new girls to troops and more.
  • TR608: SU Adult Recognitions Specialist Webinar
    Updated information on online award nominations, as well as other processes and forms.
  • TR609: SU Treasurer Webinar
    For Service Unit Treasurers and Family Partnership Coordinators, as well anyone else on the service unit team who handles finances or has an interest policies about money. Service Unit Managers are welcome.
  • TR610: SU Event Coordinator Webinar
    Designed for team members who organize and coordinate service unit events for troops, this course will help identify the tasks such as paperwork, budgeting, site location and others.
  • TR611: PR Specialist (In-Person Training)
    The class will cover the basics of low light photography, social media interaction, public relations and GSUSA brand standards and more.
  • TR612: Family Partnership Webinar
    This webinar prepares you to work within your service unit team to carry out family partnership tasks that directly impacts and improves the leadership experience of Girl Scouts in our area.
  • TR613: Signing Activity Approvals Webinar
    Join this webinar to learn the ins and outs of high and low-risk activities.
  • TR615: Organizing a Service Unit Campout Webinar
    Ensure that your weekend will be a success by attending this class and learning some tips and guidelines guaranteed to help your campout run smoothly.

 

Questions? Email learning@gsnetx.org or visit the GSNETX Learning Channel on Facebook.