- Log into MyGS.
- Select My Account.
- Select gsLearn on the left sidebar.
GSSEM offers learning opportunities in person, online, and via webinar for volunteers eager to boost their Girl Scout knowledge. From working with girls to managing troop finances, we have training courses for all experience levels.
gsLearn is Girl Scouts' online, on-demand platform that allows you to take training sessions at your convenience.
Users have access to Girl Scout–specific content that supports accuracy and consistency across the Movement, along with general knowledge courses provided by GSUSA's vendor, Litmos.
All GSSEM troop leaders and co-leaders are required to take our Troop Leader Orientation course on gsLearn.
Troop Leader Orientation (TLO) will help you prepare to lead your troop. New leaders may sign up through gsLearn or work with the Customer Care team to sign up for a training date.
Accessing Troop Leader Orientation
If you need help accessing the Troop Leader Orientation module, MyGS, or gsLearn, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All GSSEM troop leaders and co-leaders are required to take one Grade-Level Essentials course on gsLearn every two years to ensure they're prepared to effectively lead as their Girl Scouts get older.
These online courses instruct volunteers on leading each Girl Scout program level in a way that parallels girls' growth and development.
Accessing Grade-Level Essentials
If you need help accessing a Grade-Level Essentials course, MyGS, or gsLearn, please email email@example.com.
GSSEM offers CPR & first aid courses to volunteers at a discounted rate.
As stated in Safety Activity Checkpoints, certain activities require an attending adult to have CPR and first aid certification. Training sessions are available year-round at different venues throughout the council.
The Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program teaches adults how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges in youth.
The Youth MHFA course consists of two hours of self-paced content,* followed by 4.5 hours of instructor-led training.
As an early intervention public education program, adults learn how to:
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
About the Program
The Youth MHFA program is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has become one of the most trusted, evidence-based mental health education programs worldwide. In 2000, Mental Health First Aid was created by Australians Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and Professor Tony Jorm, a respected mental health literacy professor. In 2008, the National Council, Missouri Department of Mental Health, and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene brought Mental Health First Aid to the United States.
The two-hour pre-work must be completed prior to the instructor-led training.
Rallyhood is a group collaboration platform that streamlines communications and makes communication among GSSEM volunteers, caregivers, and staff easier.
The Rallyhood learning path on gsLearn explains how to use the platform and offers videos that cover individual features.
With Rallyhood, users create "rallies," which are private, online, digital spaces with communication and coordination tools to make collaboration fun and easy from a shared calendar, message board, and photo gallery to a place to upload and download files.
Volunteers may also expand their Girl Scout knowledge with other essential learning opportunities.