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New Volunteer Resources

 Thank you for volunteering your time to help build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place!  Our priority is to make your volunteer experience as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. We have identified key resources that can help you along the way to leading your girls through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  If haven't completed your application and background check you should get started here.​


Troop Start-Up Guide 

Need the basics? This guide is for you. This walks you through the beginning steps of becoming a new troop leader, meeting with parents and resources to plan your first meeting. 

 

Troop Start-Up Guide

Your Support Team
A team of volunteers and staff provides you with local support, learning opportunities, and advice. As a volunteer, you will have the most contact with your Girl Scout support team, known as your service unit. Never hesitate to contact them, because your support team is your expert in all things Girl Scouting. If you have questions about the Girl Scout program, working with girls, resources in the national program portfolio (leadership journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting), or selling Girl Scout Cookies and other products, go to your team for answers and ongoing support.  If you don't know who to contact, call your local Girl Scout Center.  To learn more about service unit positions click here to see the various positions and what they do to help you succeed. 


Required Training 

Need to know what trainings you need to complete and how to complete them? There are a variety of ways for you to complete the required Girl Scout Fundamentals training and Grade Level Training. To learn how to complete training, click here


Volunteer Essentials 

This is a must have for all volunteers. Volunteer Essentials​ outlines general Girl Scout informa​tion, Council Policies, Volunteer Personnel Policies, Financial Procedures and Safety Information. 


Safety Activity Checkpoints 

For safety information specific to particular activities, see the Safety Activity Checkpoints.


Sample Meetings: 

Below are sample troop meetings that include an introduction to each Journey to help your troop decide the theme they want to use, activities to start earning a Financial Literacy Leaf (Daisy) or Badge and tips for starting out.

Daisy Sample Meetings

Brownie Sample Meetings

Junior Sample Meetings

Cadette Sample Meetings

 

 It's Your World, Change It! Journey Sample Meetings

Your troop has chosen the "It's Your World, Change It" Journey? These sample meetins can show you how you might structure your first three sample meetings based on this Journey's theme.

Daisy Sample Brownie Sample

Junior Sample Meetings

 

EARNING & LEARNING SAMPLE MEETINGS FOR NEW LEADERS
Having  your first troop meetings during November-early February? If so, get your troop geared up for the Cookie Sale, as well as give them a taste of the Journeys and badges from the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting with these seasonal sample meeting guides.

 

 

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GIrl Scout Resources
 Once you have the basics, check out other Girl Scout Resources to see all of the possibilites that exist for girls in Girl Scouting from troop trips, service awards, and program opportunities​.