Adult Learning & Training

We offer a variety of Adult Learning (AL) and training opportunities throughout the year.

Which AL Sessions are Required/Recommended for Volunteers?

Volunteers in the Troop Pathway:

Step 1 – Introduction to Girl Scouts: This informal information sharing can be done online, over the phone, in person, or during an information night depending on the circumstances. Please contact the Member Services & Program Specialist in your area to schedule an Introduction to Girl Scouts that works for you.

Step 2 – Online Girl Scouting 101: This easy-to-use online course introduces volunteers to Girl Scouts’ inspiring national leadership experience, from Journey resources and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to cookie sales, safety guidelines, and more. Spend about 45-50 minutes learning online – whenever you can fit it into your day.  The password is: aboutGS101.

Step 3 – Getting Started and Troop Management: These courses are separated into two webinars or combined into one face-to-face training. You will learn how to start and facilitate a troop, safety guidelines, troop finances, and where to find forms and information. Webinar dates are listed below under Online Learning.

Volunteers in other Pathways such as Series and Events:

Step 1 – Introduction to Girl Scouts: This informal information sharing can be done online, over the phone, in person, or during an information night depending on the circumstances. Please contact the Member Services & Program Specialist in your area to schedule an Introduction to Girl Scouts that works for you.

Step 2 – Online Volunteering for Girl Scout Series and Events is a condensed version of Girl Scouting 101. If you’re a new series/event volunteer, this 25-minute online introduction will give you the essence of Girl Scouts’ inspiring national leadership experience – whenever it’s convenient for you.  The password is: volunteer 

Step 3 – Getting Started: This essential one-hour course will prepare all volunteers for volunteering with GSAK by introducing you to the goals, policies, and processes of Girl Scouts. This course is offered as an online interactive webinar or in person, often in conjunction with Troop Management.

Getting Started and Troop Management Training for new and continuing volunteers:

Online Learning

Our online learning opportunities are posted on our events calendar and listed below. To attend, please complete the online registration.  You must register at least 3 days prior to the event.

Getting Started Webinar
If you’re looking for more information about Girl Scouts, get all of your questions answered at this live webinar! All training webinars begin at 6 p.m.

Troop Management Webinar
This free webinar will cover everything you need to know about how to organize a Girl Scout troop. All training webinars begin at 6 p.m.

For more information on training, please contact the Member Services & Program Specialist in your area.

In-person Training

To attend in-person training, please email the listed Membership Services Specialist and provide your name and phone number to register for this class.  You must register at least 3 days prior to the event.

Volunteer Resources

Watch these introductory videos to get you thinking about your next girl-led, outdoor adventures! The topics range from setting up a campsite to cleaning up. These six skill-building videos will have girls and volunteers excited about the outdoors! Watch now.

Where Can I Receive First Aid/CPR Training?

You can pursue certification through various resources such as local community education, the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council, and the American Heart Association.

2016 Adult Learning Summit  Recap

Thank you to all of the adult volunteers who attended our 2016 Adult Learning Summit, which took place November 11-12 at Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage and Camp Singing Hills in Chugiak. View more photos here!

Adult Learning Summit 2016 November 11-12 at Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage and Camp Singing Hills in Chugiak.

Adult Learning Summit 2016 November 11-12 at Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage and Camp Singing Hills in Chugiak.

Congratulations to our 2016 Adult Award recipients: 

Appreciation Pin              
Kelly Green
Kristin Summers
Rebecca Lopez
Carrie Justice
Evangelina Chandler
Jennifer Faulkner
Buffy Gurney
Erika Bjornstad
Paige Moore

Volunteer of Excellence               
Patricia Purcell
Ashlee Howard
Mary Graber
Kim Ballard
Barb Knaak
Chris Kelliher
Stephanie Davenport
Amy Arsenault

Thanks Badge   
Amber Barnaby
Dawna Chase
Lisa Hampton
Jasmine Dirkes
Melissa Jones