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Volunteer Training Events and Workshops


Service Unit Summit 2020

Free | August 22-28 | Webinars

This year's Service Unit Summit will take place through a series of webinars starting on Saturday, Aug. 22, with a Service Unit Manager (SUM) meeting and ending with a Summit celebration on Friday, Aug. 28.

You'll get to interact with GCNWI staff and other SUMs. Register below for free, and meeting access links will be emailed to you prior to the start.

When registering you can select as many breakhout sessions as you would like to attend! Topics include:

  • Troop Support and Adult Development
  • Volunteer Services
  • Marketing
  • Diversity in Action
  • Outdoor Program
  • Product Program
  • Recruitment/ GS Champions
  • Virtual troop meeting simulation
  • Plus two virtual happy hours 

The week will culminate in the Service Unit Summit Celebration Day with guest speaker Nancy Wright, CEO of Girl Scouts GCNWI! Be sure to join us Friday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m.

Register for the Service Unit Summit

Leadership Expo 2019 | Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Leadership Expo 2020

This annual event brings together volunteers and troop leaders from across our council. You'll receive insights and resources needed to be successful in your membership year and beyond, so you can continue to make a difference in the lives of girls.

Save the date for the 2020 Leadership Expo taking place August 26! Registration will open soon.

Daisy Leader Daze

A day of dun training and enrichment for first and second-year Daisy troop leaders to help them grow girls of courage, confidence, and character!

Includes workshops in:

  • How to Run your Troop Meeting
  • Engaging Parents
  • Developing your Troop Culture


Leader Enrichment Activity Program header | LEAP 2019

Leader Enrichment Activity Program (LEAP)

Leader Enrichment Activity Program (LEAP) is a program for adult volunteers who work with girls in Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

This weekend will give you hands-on experience in activities related to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Workshop options include:

  • Archery
  • Outdoor cooking and outdoor skills
  • Crafts
  • Nature games
  • Hiking
  • Service projects
  • STEM activities
  • Challenge yourself on the new climbing tower/zipline or high ropes adventure course
  • An offsite trip to the Indiana Dunes National Park and Meadowbrook Nature Preserve.

Check back in 2020 for details on future events!