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Adult Training & Events

Course Catalog

View our Course Catalog for the latest offerings for volunteers.Training enhances your volunteer experience. You may register for adult trainings online.

Why Take Training?

Adult volunteers are the key to the success of the Girl Scout Movement. Girl Scouts of Central Illinois provides learning opportunities to adult members as part of its commitment to girls. To ensure that volunteers gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully deliver a meaningful and safe Girl Scout Leadership Experience, various learning courses are offered throughout the year. All courses are designed to enhance and develop your knowledge and skills.

Course Formats

In order to meet a variety of needs in terms of schedule and preferred learning method, classes are available in several formats: on-line, in-person, and/or home study.

On-line: Classes taken on-line give participants the chance to take courses when and where they need them.

Online Training

Girl Scouting 101 - this training is available online through GSUSA. The password is aboutGS101.

Volunteering for Series & Events - this training is available online through GSUSA. The password is volunteer.

New Leader Orientation - 10 basic steps to get your Girl Scout troop organized. This presentation is provided in PowerPoint format. If you do not have PowerPoint in your computer's software, please download the PowerPoint Viewer so you may view the presentation.


In-person: In-person classes are taught in structured classes. This gives participants the opportunity to work collaboratively, participate in group activities, and connect with others involved in Girl Scout volunteerism. You may register for in-person training through our eRegistration system.

Home Study: Any class listed as available in home study are available in the Course Catalog. You must complete the test at the end of the home study. Please return your completed test to:

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
Bloomington Service Center
3 Westport Ct.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Home Study Guides

Girl Scouting 101 Home Study

Basic Outdoor Training Home Study

How Do I Find and Register for a Class?

We strive to make registration as easy as possible. View the 2014-2015 Volunteer Training Calendar and select the training you wish to register for.  Here’s how:

  1. Fill out the registration form. This form can also be found on the Course Catalog and by clicking the Adult Training & Events link on our website.  Mail or fax this form to the Champaign Service Center. See information on the registration form. 
  2. Register online

Registration is requested no later than 2 weeks in advance of a class to ensure that we are adequately prepared for your arrival.  Once your registration is received, you will receive confirmation of enrollment along with any other information you need to know about the course.


If you are unable to attend a class for any reason, please notify us in advance. To cancel your registration, please call Martha Sternickle, at 888-623-1237, ext. 1111. Refunds for classes requiring payment will be granted only if you cancel 48 hours or more before class.

If a course is canceled by Girl Scouts Central Illinois, we will notify by phone or email. Courses may be canceled due to low/no registration by the deadline date, inclement weather, or other emergencies.