The success of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana depends on the quality and strength of the volunteers that deliver meaningful programs to the girls. The ability of volunteers to deliver program is strengthened by quality training provided by our training team. Our commitment to you is to provide the tools and trainings you need to be a confident and successful volunteer.
GSK volunteer trainers strive to provide high quality training that inspires the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
GSK provides trainings for you in a variety of ways to include online, webinar, in person, or in a weekend format. We encourage every volunteer to take the time to attend a training session or training weekend. We are confident that you will walk away with new skills and ideas, as well as some new and renewed passion for Girl Scouts. The training schedule along with registration for each session can be found in our Events section.
GSK uses Zoom to broadcast our virtual training sessions.
Virtual trainings are done online with a computer where the participant and instructor are in separate locations. They are designed to simulate a traditional learning experience while providing flexibility for the participant and instructor. During a virtual session, the participants and instructor are able to have open conversation, ask and answer questions, and share ideas and tips. Networking is possible during virtual training sessions! Click here to find an upcoming training.
Training Weekends offer everything you need to have a successful and fun troop year!
You can drop by for just one class, stay all day, or enjoy the whole weekend at camp. You can customize your weekend with training opportunities that fit your needs. Along with leader to leader networking, you can also take workshops for troop camping, archery, badge work, grade level, enrichment courses and more. Check back for details on our next training weekend.
GSK Volunteer Trainers offer in-person training sessions outside of training weekends and events. Classes are added on a regular basis. The training schedule along with registration for each session can be found on our Events List.
Adult education courses are open to all registered adults. Girl Scout Ambassadors are also welcome to attend appropriate courses.
There are recommended and required courses for new volunteers (see below list). Required courses in bold.
Child Protection Training
New Troop Leadership Courses
Grade Level Courses
Camp In A and B
Most courses are provided without charge as a service of the council. When a fee is charged, it will be listed on the course description, and is due at the time of registration.
Always bring note-taking materials and your adult education training card. Some courses require additional materials; please check the course description and registration confirmation for details. Please do not bring children to workshops unless childcare is specially noted. This is for your child’s safety and the consideration of those in attendance.
Please email email@example.com at least 14 days prior to the training to cancel your registration for a full refund. If an emergency situation arises, and you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible. Please see our Cancellation Policy for information on refunds.
Yes, if the course is full, canceled, or changed in any way, you will be notified by phone or email.
Event registrations may be canceled up to 14 days from the start date of the activity for a full refund. No additional notification will be given for this date.
For event registrations that are canceled within 14 days of the start date of the activity, no refund or rescheduling is available.
Yes, your training records are recorded at the GSK Council office. It is recommended that you also keep track of the courses you have taken on the Record of Adult Education wallet card.
Yes, train car patches are available for most adult education courses. These patches are free while supplies last.
All of GSK’s learning resources are available from any internet connection, and they are all smartphone compatible. Volunteers with limited connection at home can access our resources through other free internet access points including local libraries, coffee shops, churches, neighbors’ or families’ homes, schools, and schools.
GSK Trainers play a vital role in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. By showing adults who work with girls how to deliver the program, you empower them to provide girls an exceptional experience while also impacting your own experience. Make a valuable impact today!
*Train the Trainer is required before you can be a Lead Trainer. A new trainer is encouraged to continue to co-train until they can attend Train the Trainer.