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Online Support for Volunteers

We’ve got you, Girl Scout volunteers!

To ensure you have everything you need to be successful in your role, the following resources are available to our volunteers.
Troop Leadership Resources
GSMW Leader Guide

Check out this great new tool to guide new leaders through the ins and outs of their first Girl Scout year!

  Download the
GSMW Leader Guide
Important Documents
 Programming Resources

Need some help planning your meetings?
The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient.

Troop Leader Blueprint
Keep your troop going strong with specially adapted badges, Journeys, and activities for virtual and safe in-person meetings, as well as current COVID-19 guidelines and resources with the Troop Leader Blueprint

Looking for more info on Badges?
Get all the latest details and shop links for every topic and grade level.

Tips for Troop Leaders

As a Girl Scout troop leader, you fill important roles in your girls' lives: fearless leader, empowering role model, and innovative event organizer, among others. No one said this rewarding journey would be easy, but with Tips for Troop Leaders, you'll be ready to meet any challenge that comes your way.

GSUSA's Tips for Troop Leaders >


Nothing is more important than ensuring the health and safety of girls, whether they’re engaged in a real-world activity or exploring online.

At Girl Scouts, we work hard to build safety consciousness in adults, training staff, volunteers, and girls on all safety protocols so that we can ensure proper supervision, prevent accidents and incidents, and maintain program resources.

Instilling in girls an understanding of the best ways to stay safe in today’s complicated world is a top priority for us.

When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with reviewing Chapter 4 of Volunteer Essentials, "Safety-Wise” and the Safety Activity Checkpoints written for that particular activity. Also, be sure to obtain Additional Activity Insurance when necessary.

For more information on Girl Scout Safety or a video refresher on your safety
know-how, feel free to review Volunteer Basics, Part 3 and contact us with any questions or assistance!

Internet Safety Pledge Form

Troop Finances

From funding a once-in-a-lifetime troop trip to demonstrating valuable money-management skills in the Girl Scout Cookie Program – our volunteers are the real-life role models for our girls when it comes to establishing savvy money smarts!

For more information, forms, and resources
please check out our 
Troop Banking page.

Troop Trips & Camping
Plan a Troop Trip

Planning and going on a troop trip is an important part of the Girl Scout troop experience. Before going on a troop trip, please remember to review the troop trip process and complete the Troop Trip Request Form, when necessary. Find more troop travel information by checking out the Troop Trip Process.

What kind of travel is appropriate for your troop?
Review the Travel Progression Chart

Every group is different and has unique experience, but this table shows some general grade level guidelines.  

Go on a Troop Camping Adventure
Thinking about planning a camping adventure with your troop? Make sure you are prepared for the great adventures ahead of you by completing Outdoor Training! And check out the Outdoor Progression Chart to ensure your troop is progressing through outdoor activities at a safe and comfortable pace.

Don't forget that Outdoor Training is mandatory for volunteers who want to help their troop progress through challenging outdoor activities like cookouts, long hikes, and campouts.

Take the first steps to GET GIRLS OUTDOORS this year! 

Highest Awards & Leadership Awards

Girls work hard to earn their awards. Awards symbolize girls’ dedication to making the world a better place.

Bronze. Silver. Gold. 
These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue you care about. 

Awards at a Glance

Junior  Bronze Award Guidelines
Cadette Silver Award Guidelines
Senior, Ambassador  Gold Award Guidelines

Leadership Awards
Girl Scouts are leaders! They can show it by earning Girl Scouting’s Leadership Awards.

Community Service Bar: When girls earn the Community Service bar, they are making a difference in their community - and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It's also a great way to get involved with a particular cause they care about.

Service to Girl Scouting Bar: Are your girls interested in volunteering within the Girl Scouts community? They can earn the Service to Girl Scouting Bar! They could volunteer at a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant at their local Girl Scout office, or help with special projects.

Torch Award: This award recognizes Girl Scouts who act as leaders in their communities.

Program Aide & Teen Leadership
Girl Scouts are mentors! Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience – they are also the ultimate G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk taker, Leader)! As they serve in their roles, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can help grow awareness of Girl Scouting’s aim to deliver fun with purpose! For more information take a look at our Mentors page or print out the PDF below.

GSMW Teen Leadership Awards

Service Unit

Service Units play a vital role in our volunteer community by organizing troops, training leaders, connecting girls with troops and orchestrating Fall and Cookie Product Programs.  

We're here to support your efforts and provide you with the information you need, when you need it.  This resource library will connect with you a growing body of information critical to the work you do.  

 Short & Snappy Trainings

These quick activities can be done at Service Unit Meetings to help volunteers get additional information on a variety of topics! Anyone who’s interested in the topic can lead one – give it a try in our Service Unit Trainings section!

Important Documents
 Other Resources

Need to request approval for a Service Unit Day Camp or looking to rent a council property for a Service Unit sponsored program? 

Know a Girl Scout volunteer that has done amazing things this year?Girl Scouts formally recognizes those Girl Scout adult members whose accomplishments are significant. Every January, we ask that volunteers complete the recognition form for those that should be awarded.

Girl Scout Traditions

Traditions give Girl Scouts a sense of history—and inspire them to be the best they can be.

Sharing traditions with millions of Girl Scouts—and the huge network of Girl Scout alumnae who came before them—helps remind girls they belong to a big, powerful sisterhood.

  • Traditions Coming Soon!
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Monthly Newsletters
Did you miss the last monthly newsletter?

That's okay, we've got you covered. Below you'll find the latest newsletter and other newsletters from this past year.

2022 Newsletters
2021 Newsletters


Need to contact Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming?
Email Customer Care or call us at 1-800-736-5243.

 Keep Girl Scouts Going 
A guide for Troop Parents & Caregivers

Supporting Girl Scout experiences at home can be empowering for both you and your girl! Check out the Keep Girl Scouts Going guide on how to help her shine outside of her regular meetings and find some other tips for program success