What is Leadership
Leadership I Orientation
is a training class recommended for all new leaders and assistant
leaders after they have completed the GSSGC Leadership I online
instruction. Leadership I Orientation will help orient new
leaders to the policies and practices not only of our council,
but GSUSA and the local service area. Materials introduced
are: Safety-Wise; Policies, Standards and Procedures; Policies
and Procedures for Operational Personnel; the Basic Blue Book
of Documents; registrations forms and all other mandatory,
recommended or useful forms. Some badge-book and journey information
will also be discussed and there is a question and answer
Where can I access
Leadership I online?
You may access
Leadership I online at: www.gssgcleadership.org
Please take all chapter quizzes and choose ‘submit’
at the end of the training. Please print out and bring the
copy of the final page to the orientation.
Is there any other
training I need?
Yes, there are
two more trainings required that will equip a new leader with
the essentials to mentor a successful Girl Scout troop. The
names of these trainings are: Leadership II (new name coming
shortly) and Leadership Essentials. Leadership II will be
offered through our council, and Leadership Essentials will
be offered through your service area. New leaders have 6 months
from taking LI to take L II and Leadership Essentials. Ongoing
training for volunteers, new or experienced, is always available
at the mandatory monthly service area meetings for each service
area. Your LI facilitator should have dates, time and location
information for you.
When can I start
first be cleared through GSSGC volunteer services; then they
must take Leadership I Online & LI Orientation. Volunteers
will be guided through the next steps from the facilitator.
Please refer to the outline below:
1. Prospective volunteer submits volunteer application and
approval for criminal history background check form to our
central service center in Redlands.
2. Once cleared by our volunteer services department, prospective
volunteers take Leadership I online and attend Leadership
3. Once a prospective volunteer is matched with another cleared
and trained volunteer, they are given a list of names of girls
and their parents to invite to a parent meeting.
4. New leaders hold a parent meeting, which includes completion
of forms and prospective calendar. If possible, an existing
volunteer, membership development coordinator or volunteer
specialist will attend this initial meeting.
5. New leaders will sign up for Leadership II and Leadership
Essentials training as soon as it is offered.
6. After collecting registration paperwork from parents, the
new leaders will be referred to their service area registrar
and receive their troop number.
7. After a troop receives their number, they will be referred
to the service area finance coordinator to open a bank account.
8. The troop is ready to meet as a troop.