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Volunteer Resources

Welcome to the great adventure of Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers like you, generations of girls are learning to be leaders in their community and around the world. Below are links to a few of the most important resources you’ll need to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. Visit our Forms and Documents page for more documents and information.

Access the Volunteer Services Network (VSN) 
Read our Volunteer FAQs **COMING SOON**
 



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Safety Activity Check Points

From archery, to hayrides, to skateboarding, we have a convenient checklist for you to follow to make sure girls have fun and stay safe at the same time. Safety Activity Checkpoints are lists of all the things for you to remember (and check off) when preparing for an activity with the girls in your troop.


View the Safety Activity Checkpoints

 

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Sample Meetings

Not sure how to structure your meeting? These help your troop decide the theme they want to use, activities to start earning badges, and tips for starting out. More can be found on our Forms and Documents page!
 

Download sample Daisy meetings
Download sample Brownie meetings
Download sample Junior meetings
Download sample Cadette meetings

 

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Support Team
We’re here to provide you with local support, learning opportunities, and advice. Never hesitate to reach out and ask for help! A team of volunteers and staff are available to answer questions about all things Girl Scouting. Contact your Service Team, or call our Customer Care Hotline at 888.350.5090.

 

View our Staff Directory

 

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Training

Depending upon your position, there are a variety of required trainings you’ll need to complete right away. We also offer enrichment opportunities throughout the year that help you hone your skills. 


Learn more and sign up for Girl Scouts Training

 

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Travel and Troop Trips
Whether a troop across town or across the country, trips are a fun way for girls to connect with others and learn more about the world around them. Before you embark, you’ll need to obtain council permission by submitting an Activity and Trip Notification Form.  

 

Troop Trip Planning Guide 
Request for Additional Insurance

 

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Troop Start-Up Guide 

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

 

View the Troop Start Up Guide

 

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Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is just that – an essential guide to all things volunteering. Think of it as your Girl Scouts encyclopedia. All the legal, procedure, and policy guidelines are outlined here for you in one handy document.

 

View the Volunteer Essentials handbook  

 

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Volunteer Toolkit

Coming in Spring 2014 - The Volunteer Toolkit! Read more below and stay tuned for updates to this exciting new tool available to our awesome volunteers very soon.