Online Learning Opportunities

To better understand Girl Scouts and our council, volunteers must complete basic training within six months of appointment to their positions. This required training is all offered online. Troop volunteers must complete Girl Scouting 101 and Connect with Your Council. All other volunteers should complete Connect with Your Council and Volunteering for Girl Scout Series and Events.

Connect with Your Council

Learn what our council has to offer and how it operates.

  • To get started you will need these documents, available online:

We are experiencing technical issues with the following slides and apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Who We Are – link to our website is not working in Chrome, but works in Explorer.
  • Forms & More! – Forms load in Chrome, but not Explorer.
  • Expanding Your Horizon – Troop/Group Activity Application does not load. You may access it here.
  • Assessment – wording overlaps in two areas of Internet Explorer.
Girl Scouting 101

This course is from our national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), and takes about 45 minutes to complete. To access:

  • Link:  Click here
  • PASSWORD:  aboutGS101
  • COUNCIL NAME:  Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
Volunteering for Girl Scout Series & Events

Also from GSUSA, this course is for volunteers in a non-troop pathway. To access:

  • Link:  Click here
  • PASSWORD: volunteer
  • COUNCIL NAME: Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
American Red Cross First Aid & CPR

Be prepared! Allow 6-8 weeks to become a certified first-aider.  This course includes online learning and a skills session with a trainer.

  • Register one of the following ways:
  • After registering, a link to the online course will be sent to you.
  • Complete online course within two weeks of receiving the link.
  • Schedule a skills check after completing the online course.
  • Cost: $40 (non-refundable)
  • Other organizations also offer certification course which you may take instead of going through GSNCA.
  • You are not required to have a first-aider at all troop/group meetings. Please consult Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints for when you need one.


  • Allow time for the courses to load.
  • Videos require 30-60 seconds to load.
  • Wireless computers may lose connections.
  • Disengage all pop-up blockers.
  • If you have difficulty opening or viewing any portion of the course, follow the directions on your computer screen for help.

Thank you for being a Girl Scout volunteer!