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Thank you for joining the millions of Girl Scout volunteers nationwide who are building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

In order to become a Girl Scout Leader/Volunteer, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast requires completion of the Successful Leader Learning Series in gsLearn, New Leader Orientation webinar, and a face-to-face meeting with council staff.


This system will give volunteers more just-in-time training, both online and in-person learning opportunities, and the ability to track all your accomplishments! Learn at your own pace, access additional resources, and repeat info when you need it!

Stepping Out

Are you interested in taking training but find that none of the in-person workshops fit your schedule? Then the Home Study program is for you. It's really simple! Click on the training you would like to take, and follow the step-by-step directions. Download the Home Study Program as well as any materials posted for that training.  Home Study Tests should be returned to and scored by Service Units, and the records of who has completed these trainings will be given to council annually.

Stepping Out Manual 

Stepping Out Test

To view upcoming training opportunities please visit the Events and Activities Calendar and register online through eBiz.

For any questions or concerns please contact us.

Adult Outdoor Training

Outdoor Training enables you to learn skills needed for camping and outdoor cooking over an open flame.  You will learn how to implement a girl-led camping trip, how to cook in the outdoors, tie-knots, and much more. 

PREREQUISITE: Registered, Completed Background Check and Stepping Out Training. 

Outdoor Training is a two-part training. Part A is a classroom based training where you will learn the basics of planning a girl-led camping trip.  You will be put into patrols and challenged to go through the process of planning a council approved trip. You will be meal planning during part A. At the completion of part A, you will need to gather/shop for supplies for part B.  Part B Outdoor Training is a practical application of the preparation you did during part A and will be located outdoors. You will be required to bring various camping supplies and/or food.

CPR/First Aid

Emergencies require prompt action and quick judgment. For many activities, Girl Scouts recommends that at least one adult volunteer be first-aid/CPR-certified. For that reason, if you have the opportunity to get trained in council-approved first-aid/CPR, do it! You can take advantage of first-aid/CPR training offered by chapters of the American Red Cross, National Safety Council, EMP America, American Heart Association or other sponsoring organizations approved by your council.

Caution: First-aid/CPR training that is available entirely online does not satisfy Girl Scouts’ requirements. Such courses do not offer enough opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your technique. If you’re taking a course not offered by one of the organizations listed in the previous paragraph, or any course that has online components, get approval from your support team or council prior to enrolling in the course.

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