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Volunteer Resources and Training


Welcome to the great adventure of Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers like you, generations of girls are learning to be Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers and Leaders. Below are the links to some of the most important resources you will need to inspire tomorrow's leaders and prepare every G.I.R.L. to practice a lifetime of leadership.

Learning Opportunities for Adult Volunteers

Girl Scouts' motto is be prepared. Every troop leader should complete Intro to GSCI online and attend New Leader Workshop in person within four weeks of registering as a troop leader. 

Intro to GSCI-This will kick start your knowledge of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. It's a great way to get all the basics and learn where you can go to gain additional information.  

New Leader Workshop-Learn tips and tricks on how to get organized, keep girls safe, and have a fun year with your Girl Scouts. Complete this training within the first four weeks of becoming a volunteer. 

View the full library of adult learning opportunities here.


Online Training

The training opportunities listed below can all be completed online via your computer or smart device. A complete listing of all our in-person and online adult training opportunities can be found on our Learning Opportunities page. 

Getting Started

Intro to GSCI 
-Complete this module? Record it to your personal learning record HERE

Grade Level Training
-Complete a grade level module? Record it to your personal learning record HERE

• Planning Your Daisy Girl Led Year
• Daisy Characteristics
• Daisy Meetings

• Planning Your Brownie Girl Led Year
• Brownie Characteristics
• Brownie Meetings

• Planning Your Junior Girl Led Year
• Junior Characteristics
• Junior Meetings

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador 
• CSA Grade Level Introduction

• Multi-Age Level Troop Training 

Outdoor Training 

Venture Out 
-Complete Venture Out? Record it to your personal learning record HERE
View the Elliot Wildlife Values Project video series

Renewing Your Membership

Renewing your membership online

Money Matters 

How to handle money within the troop

Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is exactly what it's named - the essential guide to all things regarding your volunteer experience. Think of is as your Girl Scout encyclopedia. You will receive a printed copy when you attend New Leader Workshop. 

View Volunteer Essentials on our detailed pages or print a copy here

Volunteer Toolkit

No need for binders! Save time and resources by using this amazing website. Through the Volunteer Toolkit you can manage your troop, plan your year, update your troop roster and track girl attendance and achievements from your mobile or other digital device. Find out more and how to access it.

Check out the learning videos created by GSUSA. And also look through these hand information guides to help you navigate the Volunteer Toolkit.  

VTK User Guiide - Administrative Volunteer
VTK User Guide - Individually Registered Member/Juliette
VTK User Guide - Parents
VTK User Guide - Troop Volunteer 

Having trouble? Complete our form, we have customer care specialists waiting to help. If you need immediate assistance, call 317.924.6810.

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Our top priority is the safety of girls. Safety Activity Checkpoints are a convenient way to make sure you do all you can to ensure everyone has fun and safe experiences through Girl Scouts. From parades, to camping, to zip lining this online section lists everything you need to know for each outing and offers a checklist to follow for planning, during and after! 


Kaleidoscope-Volunteer Enrichment Event


Join us for Kaleidoscope, a day of fun learning and camaraderie. This adult volunteer event will be held mainly on September 28th at Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center with additional sessions throughout that weekend at Camp Dellwood. From outdoor skills, to STEM activities, to grade level specifics, you are sure to come away with more ideas and activities to do with girls.  New this year we are offering the opportunity to register for 5 classes instead of 4! For $20 you can attend 5 unique learning sessions that will help you develop skills you can bring back to your troops! 

Registration Opens August 19th! 

Troop Opportunity Catalog

The Troop Opportunity Catalog in an online listing of opportunities for girl and adult members.

It’s a lot like shopping online, something we’ve all done at some point, right? The Troop Opportunity Catalog makes it easier for parents and caregivers to search for troop openings by zip code. It also makes it easier for troop leaders to advertise ways for family members to get involved in their troop. Troop leaders will receive an instant email notification (with contact information) when a new member joins the troop or a parent or caregiver expresses interest in volunteering.

Update your Troop Opportunity Catalog.

Troop Leader Resources

This section is designed to give you access to the latest and greatest Girl Scout resources. Check back here often as new resources will be added for troop leaders regularly. 

Global Action Days Toolkit
This toolkit describes nine international days and is designed to help volunteers engage with Girl Scouts on these global days of action.

Badges and Where to Find Their Requirements
Want to know where you can find the requirements for all the badges at each grade level? Look no further. Download this handy guide! Remember that once you find the badges your girls want to earn you can track those badges and their requirements in the Volunteer Toolkit located in the right-hand corner of our website under "MY GS".

Forms and Documents

Having the right forms and documents is critical to moving quickly through all the details. To make them easier to access we have linked many of them throughout the website, listed the most frequently used on one page, and provided a convenient search feature for others.

View Forms and Documents

2019 Blue Book
Overnight Travel/High Risk

The Overnight Travel/High Risk form is for troop or groups planning extended or international travel and or high risk activities. This form must be completed and approved at council level.

For additional information, check out the Girl Scout Guide to US Travel

Certificates of Insurance

Many troop activities require that a troop will need to attain a certificate of insurance.  We will have this list updated regularly so that you can view the facilities we have on file. If the facility you are visiting is not on the list below, please provide one as part of your overall planning with the council. 

Educational Service Centers Risk Funding Trust, South Henry School Corporation
Crimson Stables LLC
Jesse James Riding Staple, Inc
Perfect Slopes North, Inc
Flips Gymnastics: The Flip Zone
YMCA Camp Tecumseh, Inc
Alpine Slide Inc dba Kentucky Action Park
Chapel Rock Christian Church
Tim's Shooting Academy of Westfield, Inc.
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
Allisonville Christian Church
Rossville Consolidated School District
Forest Park
City of Noblesville Parks & Recreation
Turner Coaches
Lafayette Limo
Indiana Humanities Council, Inc.





Through an ongoing partnership with WGU Indiana, volunteers and staff are eligible for scholarships and tuition disounts. Learn more about these educational opportunities at WGU Indiana today.