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Volunteer Training

Okay. Let’s say you’re a leader and your girls really really really want to do a troop overnighter at one of the camps. Where do you start? Well, that’s where we come in! We have a nifty home study training to get you geared up (and certified!) for your big weekend.

Or what if you’re a brand new leader and have no clue where to even start with a troop meeting? No worries! We've got it covered.

We have fun trainings loaded with info for all volunteers working with girls. You'll walk away feeling confident and empowered to lead your Girl Scouts on amazing adventures.

Join a level-based Leader & Volunteer Facebook Group to connect with other volunteers, attend monthly meet-ups and trainings, and learn more about what's happening at Badgerland!

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Find Your Training

Badgerland Volunteer Essentials

This 22-minute online training is required for all Badgerland volunteers who will work directly with the girls including troop co-leaders, treasurers, troop cookie coordinators and troop chaperone and drivers. This training covers the nuts and bolts of what Badgerland volunteers need to know to be safe, effective and successful in their volunteer role.

After you view the video you must complete this quick survey to get credit for the course.

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New Leader Training

You're going to have so much fun co-leading your troop and discovering the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). You will take these trainings designed specifically to help you lead your troop: 

If you are a NEW Daisy, Brownie or Junior leader you are required to take a New Leader Training webinar.  These Webinars are 1.5 hours and will cover how to lead meetings, the ins and outs of the Girl Scout Curriculum, information on working with our digital resource Volunteer Toolkit and much more. 

Find a webinar here (upcoming webinars listed at the bottom of the page)

New Leaders Essential Training

New Leaders: after completing the above required trainings, we encourage you to join us at the New Leader Essentials Training: Badgerland's in-person training for new troop co-leaders. You will be excited and energized by this hands-on training and come away with an essential new troop supply kit. This is a great opportunity to receive support from Badgerland Staff, network with fellow volunteers and plan out your year so you feel ready to run your troop.

Find a training session here

Troop Leader Tips

Not Required. Enrichment Trainings.
Videos from GSUSA on a variety of troop topics, like welcoming new girls, the best way to get your troop’s attention, activities to do at the beginning of the troop meeting and more.

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Outdoor Trainings
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Outdoor Trainings

Take your girls camping, but get certified first!

Troop Overnight Certification 1 (TOC 1)
Required for overnights with your Girl Scouts at a property with indoor plumbing and electricity. Complete and submit the Course Completion, located at the end of the home study TOC 1 packet. You will be notified by email when your course completion is approved.

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Troop Overnight Certification 2 (TOC 2)
Required for overnights with your Girl Scouts at a property with primitive living conditions, such as no indoor plumbing. Complete and submit the test questions. You will be notified by email when your course completion is approved.

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Outdoor Skills and Camp Videos
These fun videos have handy tips for taking your troop into the great outdoors (even if it’s your first time), and fun summer camp hacks.

Anti-Bullying

Need some help teaching your Girl Scouts about bullying? Check out this curriculum developed by our sister council, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, “When Words Hurt.”

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Questions about any trainings? Ask us.