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Learning and Enrichment

Whether you are new leader or in your fifth cookie season, our volunteer learning and enrichment sessions are designed to engage with volunteers at every stage of Girl Scouting to provide you with the information, resources, and skills to feel prepared and confident in leading girls.  With these offerings, we strive to enhance your leadership skills to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 

All in-person learning and enrichment opportunities are listed on our events page and online learning can be found through our website. Each fall, Girl Scouts of Colorado hosts Leadership Summits across the state to bring fun and engaging workshops to you.

Log into your myGS account to access gsLearn

From My Account, find the gsLearn tab on the left hand menu. The first time you log in to gsLearn, it may take up to 30 min for your dashboard to load. If you encounter this issue, please log out and log back in again. gsLearn is not available on mobile at this time. 

We know that training is critical to a successful volunteer experience, and for that reason, we are continually adding to our training portfolio. Check the event list and gsLearn, our e-learning site, regularly.

myGS Tips

myGS Tips

We've created a short tutorial to help you acess the Volunteer Toolkit on the new myGS.

Log into myGS via the green navigation bar above. Here you can access two resources:

Search for Live Sessions, also called Instructor Lead Trainings (ILT), through the content library in gsLearn. 
Utilize the search bar in the content library by typing "512 ILT" to find ll our Live Session courses. 

These are just some of the trainings we offer:

 First Year Troop Leaders:
First Year Leader Learning Paths

Four Learning Paths filled with courses designed to support your learning and training throughout your first year as a Girl Scout leader.  Courses you'll find in these Learning Paths include a mixture of courses from Girl Scouts USA and courses from us here in Colorado. You'll learn how to navigte myGS and the Volunteer Toolkit, as well as what troop support looks like and how to manage troop finances. 

These Learning Paths will be available on your dashboard within a week of finishing your volunteer registration. 

Grade Level Leader Enrichment Learning Paths

Enroll in this Learning Path after completing Part 1 of the First Year Leader.  This Learning Path contains an essentials course from GSUSA to take first. Once you have completed it you can register for four of  our 512 Live Session (ILT) Leader Training courses to gin hands-on information about leading your troop's grade level. 

GSCO offers these enrichment Learning Paths for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior grade levels. We are in the process of creating Learning Paths for older level troops and have provided equivalent learning in the interim.

If you troop is ready to get outside, you'll find the age-appropriate travel coures as an option for you to take within this Learning Path. 

Attend Your Service Unit Meetings

Did you know your troop belongs to a local community called a service unit? Your service unit is a place to gather with other leaders and volunteers to learn new information, exchange ideas and challenged, and connect with experienced volunteers.

Your service unit also plays a huge role in events and the Girl Scout Product Programs (also known as the Cookie Program and Fall Product Program).

If you are unsure how to connect to your service unit reach out to your council staff contact, your volunteer support specialist, and they will help you get plugged in! 

 Prepare for Troop Adventures:
Travel Peak Learning Path

The Travel Peak contains all the courses needed for traveling as a troop. From field trips to international travel, the Travel Peak has you covered!

Overnights is required before taking any kind of overnight travel with your troop. Even indoor slumber parties! 

Outdoor Skills

Before taking your troop on an outdoor overnight take Outdoor Skills. We have two paths to choose from.:

1. Outdoor Skills 1 and 2. These two courses are a hybrid of the online gsLEarn and ILT sessions to ensure you have the skills to keep you and your troop safe in the outdoors for multiple days.

2. Outdoor Skills Accelerated. This course is for those who are well versed in outdoor safety. If you're an experienced outdoor adventurer, all we need is to ensure you're up to date on Girl Scout safety when taking your troop outside. If this is you fill out this short form and we'll respond to you with the next steps. 

Need a little more information? Check out these resources:

GSCO Adult Outdoor Skills and Training Progression Chart

Outdoor Program Planning Resource Guide

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Trainer?
Our Volunteer Trainers are critical to bringing learning opportunities across the state. Email for information on becoming a Volunteer Trainer.