Girl Scouts 101

Girl Scouts 101 is an online orientation to Girl Scouts, provided by Girl Scouts of the USA, that will provide the viewer with an understanding of Girl Scouts and their mission, history, national program portfolio, grade levels, what Girl Scouts do and much more. This orientation to Girl Scouts is required for all volunteers who will be appointed to the troop leader or assistant troop leader position with Girl Scouts Heart of Central California. This is a prerequisite to the Welcome Session and can be accessed at (password --aboutGS101). It is also available in Spanish.

Adult Education Guide

The Adult Education Guide is an online adult resource that lists all the classes offered by the Program Center. These classes will provide you with all the Girl Scout know-how you'll need to take the Girl Scout troop on a field trip, backpacking or get them started on their Girl Scout Gold Award.

Online Training for select trainings are available. Click here for online trainings.


Here is a little something s'more: If you've already taken the New Leader Orientation and Leadership Essentials training the s'more series may be helpful to you. These documents were designed to provide short, useful tidbits to supplement your New Leader Orientation and Leadership Essentials training.

Effective Teaching Techniques
LiA Guide for Girl Scout Brownie Leaders
More to come...


Girl Scout Journeys are a key part of the leadership experience that Girl Scouts strives to provide for girls. We provide online Journey resources to make guiding the troop through a Journey simple.

Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting (or GG2GS) is our new handbook for girls. There is a book available for each grade level – Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador. Along with the Journey books, the GG2GS will make up a program portfolio that will ensure we accomplish the Girl Scout mission: Building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. 

Safety and activity guide books

Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints are resources for Girl Scout volunteers that provide detailed information about safe programming opportunities.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) is the Girl Scout program. Its the engine that powers everything we do in Girl Scouts.

Recognitions and awards

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is committed to recognizing outstanding adult volunteers. Our girl members also work hard to earn prestigious awards earned by volunteering in the community and dedicating themselves to leadership.

Troop financial information

Information about troop finances can be found in chapter 5 of Volunteer Essentials. Every Service Unit has a different process in place for setting up your troop bank account so please contact your Service Unit Manager.

Benefits of a larger troop

Learn why it is beneficial to have a larger troop.

Top five tips for troop leaders and advisors

Read helpful tips now.

First Four Meetings

Workbooks designed to help leaders implement Girl Scout troop meetings.

GS History

Click here for the Story of Juliette Gordon Low

Global Travel Toolkit

The Global Travel Toolkit consists of four exciting resources that prepare girls and adults for responsible international travel. These resources encourage personal reflection, promote positive connections, and empower girls to use their travel experience to effect change in their lives and communities.