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  • New leader training - Online?

    I've been a BSA leader for 25 years and went and had a girl. she's almost 5 now and going into kindergarten. She'll be getting into GS soon and I'd like to know what I'm getting into.

    Is there any online training I can take to get ready? I don't want to go in telling everyone how we do it in the BS.

  • #2
    Some areas do have on-line training others do not you have to inquire within your area. I did many google searches and found a wealth of information out there. There is extensive training. The GS do things differently. It is more independent. Just make the best of it. They have been doing it a long time and the Girls love it. I just became a leader in Junior GS and Tigers. I am just going to follow what each group does and add my own personality to it. Good Luck.


    • #3
      I would suggest you check with your council.

      With the new councils, levels, and programing, you want to be sure you have accurate information.


      • #4
        I was hoping there was an official national training like BSA fast start that I could take so I could get it right the first time. From BSA I know better than to ask the local folks (grin).


        • #5
          Nope, nothing on the National Web site. Every council pretty much does their own thing.


          • #6

            This website has tons of info on girl scouting at every level. It will give you a good idea of the programs.



            • #7
              Each coucnil does their own thing about training but soon as your daughter is in grade -K she will be a daisy for 2 years is the enw rule this year.

              It is a great time to be part of the troop and show them things cub scouts do wouldnt hurt. Maybe offer to do father daughter things. That is a great way for dads to be part of groups. I know other farthers and I put on the powder puff derby in my daughter service unit.


              • #8
                Judging from what's been said by GS leaders on other sites and reading between the lines on GSUSA's site, don't be surprised if training becomes more standardized and portable.