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Required Training for Volunteers


Girl Scouts of Western Ohio requires that all appointed volunteers complete two required trainings within six months of their appointment. The two required trainings include Girl Scout Fundamentals and position training. 

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio recommends the following training sequence to help our volunteers best prepare themselves for their work with girls. 
  • Girl Scout Fundamentals (required) 
  • Position Training – either grade level, or specific position training for the appropriate volunteer position (required)
Although volunteers have six months to complete trainings, it is beneficial to complete training within the first three months after appointment.

First Aid & CPR Training
Troops are required to be accompanied by someone currently certified in First Aid and CPR for any activity that is physically demanding and other activities involving a potential for injury.  A Girl Scout First Aider is an adult (18 years of age or older) who has taken Girl Scout Council-approved First-Aid and CPR training. 

A First-Aider must be currently certified and maintain their certification as required by the sponsoring organization.  The following individuals may serve as first aiders if they are current in their license/certification: physicians, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, emergency medical technician and dentists. 

Troop Camp Training
Any time a troop goes camping, the troop must be accompanied by an adult who has completed the Troop Camp Training course (for lodge or tent camping) or Lodge Camp Training​ (for lodge camping only). The troop camp process should also be guided by a camp trained adult.