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Volunteer Training

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is committed to helping you be a success in your volunteer position. Volunteer training is offered in a variety of ways to best meet your unique learning styles: written resources, face-to-face learning, interactive online learning—and additional methods are being developed and tested all the time. We have designed our trainings to be convenient and loaded with information that will help you make the most out of your time with girls. Staff and volunteer trainers are here to help you.


Check out the EVENT CALENDAR to find a training that is convenient for you and your busy schedule.


Prepare yourself to be a Girl Scout Volunteer with these  ONLINE TRAINING COURSES that will help get your year started—and keep it going smoothly!


The Volunteer Toolkit is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. Learn more about the VTK HERE.

Hosting a Virtual Troop Meeting

We know that troops have been working on badges and awards, and we want to give you the tools to continue working on journeys and badges as a troop, even when you can’t be together in person.

Tips on Hosting a Virtual Girl Scout Troop Meeting

Keep your Girl Scout troop connected through online meetings to keep girls engaged with one another, while keeping safe. Here are some tips on how to run a productive, fun, and engaging online meeting.

Choose a virtual platform: There are several different virtual tools you can use to host an online meeting. Here are several suggestions:

Keep girls connected: Designate the first 10 minutes to have girls share what they’ve been up to and how they are feeling. This will keep girls socialized and engaged with one another.

Prepare: Create an agenda and a purpose for your meeting with the girls. Ask each parent to complete the Girl Scout internet safety pledge.

Make it girl-led: Have girls choose a topic they are interested in discussing or learning about and create a simple action plan.

Use online resources: Take advantage of learning tools online! From virtual field trips to online patch programs, there are multiple activities you can do with your girls.

Don’t Forget the Volunteer Toolkit!

Troop Leaders, don’t forget you can support your troop activities from afar! Look to the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). Download pdfs of the badges your troop is working on and send them off to parents and caregivers. It’s a simple way to keep the Girl Scout fun going for your troop! 

Not sure how to do that? Check out our VTK Resource Guide or Volunteer Toolkit Training Videos

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Fun Resources from Around the Web

We’ve compiled some resources from around the internet, including websites, podcasts, YouTube channels, and apps. You can take virtual tours, play games, practice a foreign language, and so much more!