Leadership Courses

GSSWT Orientation for Non Troop/Group Volunteers

Prerequisite: Completed Girl Scouting 101 (online GSUSA training)

Who is this course designed for? This session is designed for volunteers who volunteer in other than the Troop/Group Pathway such as episodic volunteers helping with events and programs, community event volunteers, university/college students, volunteers assisting with a special project. 

Resources you may want to bring:

  • Paper and pen
  • Your questions about becoming a Girl Scout volunteer!

Notes:

  • No fee!
  • Please register through the Volunteer Service Center at least 5 business days prior to date of choice.
  • Courses must have a minimum of 5 registered participants.<

Troop Leadership Essentials

Prerequisite: Completed Girl Scouting 101 (online GSUSA training)

This session is designed to provide details on how to organize the mechanics of leading a group of girls and creating parent support. Learn how to keep girls safe and how to create a safe space for them to learn and grow. This session must be completed before meeting with girls.

Resources you may want to bring:

  • Current year GSSWT Volunteer Essentials
  • Girl Scout Journey guide(s) for your troop grade level(s)

Notes:

  • No fee!
  • Please register through the Volunteer Service Center at least five business days prior to date of choice.
  • Courses must have a minimum of five registered participants.

Grade-level Essentials

Prerequisite: Completed Girl Scouting 101 (online GSUSA training) and attended Troop Leadership Essentials
These courses explore the excitement of leading girls! Discover who your girls are and what adventures they're ready to explore. Connect with the resources available for your specific grade level, and take action to learn how to facilitate activities that are girl-led, cooperative learning, and learning by doing.

Resources you may want to bring:

  • Current year 2014 GSSWT Volunteer Essentials
  • Girl Scout Journey Guide(s) for your age level

Notes: 

  • No fee!
  • Please register through the Volunteer Service Center at least five business days prior to date of choice
  • Courses require a minimum of five registered participants and will be cancelled if the minimum is not reached. Be sure and register as stated above!

Daisy Grade-Level

Explore the excitement of leading girls in grades Kindergarten-1st as they begin their Girl Scout Daisy Leadership Experience! Includes information on leader resources, the Daisy Journey guides, and how girls can discover, connect, and take action in age-appropriate ways. Leaders will learn how to apply their own leadership skills as they facilitate activities that are girl-led, cooperative, and encourage learn-by-doing.

Brownie Grade-Level

Begin the Brownie Quest with girls of 2-3rd grades! This course will show you how to discover, connect, and take action with girls as they learn to make the world a better place. Leaders learn to use their skills to guide their girls as they develop a program that is girl-led, and teaches cooperative skills through hands-on learning. Also included is information on characteristic behaviors, try-it earned awards, the Brownie Journey guides, and how to build a Leadership Experience that develops girls of courage, character, and confidence!

Junior Grade-level

Prerequisite: Completed Girl Scouting 101 and attended Troop Leadership Essentials

Join your Girl Scout Juniors as they journey through grades 4-5 to make the world a better place! Leaders learn to guide girls and foster their ability to make their plans a reality in a girl-led, cooperative, and learn-by-doing environment. Includes information on assisting girls select methods of troop governance, explore the Journey guides, and assist girls in selecting their program activities and earned achievements such as the Bronze Award.

Cadette/Senior/Ambassador Grade-level Training

This course provides information for advisors of Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Advisors will explore the skills needed to make the transition from leader to advisor as girls plan their program to discover, connect, and take action to make their world a better place. Information included on how girls develop their leadership skills through the Journey Guides, Interest Project Awards, charms, and the Girl Scouts Silver and Gold Award. Advisors for each grade level will have a chance to focus on concrete ways for girls to choose their age-appropriate methods of troop governance and encourage excitement about the many leadership opportunities for older girls.

Multi-level Troop Leader Workshop

Prerequisites: Completed Girl Scouting 101 and attended Troop Leadership Essentials & ONE Grade-level Essentials (choice of Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior or Cadette/ Senior/Ambassador).

For leaders of multi-level troops—a workshop just for you! Multi-level troops include girls from more than one grade-level. Topics include fostering girl-led activities with girls of different grade levels, assisting older girls in their specific leadership pathways, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Using the grade-level leadership journey guides and earning awards in a multi-level setting will also be covered. Sign up to learn more about multi-level troop challenges and opportunities!

 

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Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
to serve God and my country,
to help people at all times,
and to live by the Girl Scout Law

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Our Locations

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
811 N. Coker Loop
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Tel: 210-349-2404

 

West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center
5622 Cesar Chavez Way
San Antonio, TX 78237
Tel: 210-319-5775