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Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Resources

We offer a variety of resources and networking opportunities to help volunteers feel confident leading girls. Interested and new volunteers should refer to our Become a Volunteer page for more information.

New troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the New Leader’s Guide to Success, a resource designed especially for you!

Forms and Documents

GSEMA Forms and Documents, including Volunteer Essentials and Volunteer Policies & Procedures, are available on our Forms webpage. In addition, key documents for troop leaders are now grouped by category within the Volunteer Toolkit.

Volunteer Connections

Have questions about your troop? Looking to chat with other leaders? Your local Volunteer Support Specialist is hosting regional Volunteer Connection sessions in your area! Dates and locations for Volunteer Connection drop-in events can be found on the Activities webpage.  

LEAD Online


GSEMA's LEAD Online, earns Litmos Lenny Award for Best Not-for-Profit Training Program!

LEAD Online is our online learning platform. Continually updated with new trainings, documents, resources, videos and more, LEAD Online creates learning pathways for service unit teams, new leaders, the friends and family network, and other volunteers. Contact Customer Care at or 844-306-4736 to request access to LEAD Online.

Online trainings include: Troop Pathway Orientation, level-specific Essentials for new leaders, Step-up! Trainings for bridging leaders, Financing the Fun for help with troop money management, and more.

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital K-5 program tool that gives troop leaders program content, troop management tools, and other resources to make running a troop easier than ever. Log in today! Click on My GS in the upper right corner to get started.

Safety Trainings

Ready for more adventures? Camping, overnights, and excursions are some of the most memorable experiences in Girl Scouting. Make sure you’re prepared! Many programs require safety or outdoor skills training in order to keep girls safe and provide them with the best possible experiences. Visit our troop camping webpage for details about outdoor training opportunities and requirements, as well as information on outdoor adventures. For overnights not on GSEMA property, be sure to complete a Girl Scout Activity Form for required pre-approval four weeks in advance of your activity.

What training do I need?

Online Overnight Orientation—LEAD Online

This orientation will prepare you to take Girl Scouts on non-camp, 1-2 night outings. This will allow you to take girls to indoor council-sponsored events and indoor overnights


First Aid Certification: Reciprocity Requirements

If you are a medical professional or have other CPR/First Aid certification from a certifying body outside of GSEMA, you may be able to submit your licensure or certification for reciprocity. Please contact Customer Care at or 844-306-4736 for requirements and approval.

MEDIC First Aid and CPR: Blended

Become a First Aid-trained volunteer. This course is offered in two parts: an online program and a hands-on skills session with an instructor. Both portions must be completed for certification. Certification is valid for two years; the course fee ($60) includes a take-home resource book, keychain CPR mask, and certification card. Financial aid is available.

MEDIC First Aid and CPR: Recertification

Requalify as a First Aid-trained volunteer. This course is intended for those whose certification is about to expire or has expired within 30 days prior to the listed session.  Recertification is valid for two years; the course fee ($30) includes a take-home resource book, keychain CPR mask, and certification card. Financial aid is available.

Wilderness First Aid Certification

Become a Wilderness First Aid volunteer. MEDIC First Aid/CPR or other First-Aider qualifying training is required as a prerequisite; please see the Activities webpage or contact Customer Care for more details.