Don’t have time to plan your next troop meeting? Worried about creating new and exciting activities for your Girl Scouts? This all-inclusive activity box is designed for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops!
Ready to plan your troop year? Our age-appropriate troop year plans are the best tool for first year troop leaders to get started with Girl Scouts without getting overwhelmed.
Find a list of the badges and Journey awards that Girl Scouts can earn, including badge requirements.
Did you know that GSMW has it's own patches? Girls may complete requirements to earn these throughout the year.
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.
Conflicts and disagreements are part of life, but if handled constructively, they show girls that they can overcome their differences, exercise diplomacy, and improve their communication and relationships.
As a Girl Scout Troop Leader and role model, you are in a great position to help girls learn how to have healthy relationships. This is a good time for Girl Scouts to practice being respectful and kind. Girl Scouts finds its foundation and principles in the Girl Scout Promise and Law to help girls make decisions or relate to one another.
If you need additional support related to bullying and conflict in your troop, please contact your MEM (Membership Experience Manager).
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.
GSMW does not allow troop meetings to be held in private homes. If you need assistance finding a meeting location, please contact your regional Member Experience Manager or Customer Care.
When preparing for any activity with girls:
Please contact us with any questions or assistance!
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.
See below for a list of free and low-cost tools that could be useful to you. We encourage troop leaders to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop’s needs.
Tips for Troop Leaders
Whether you’re looking for tips on how to structure your virtual meetings or want to find out more about adapting current Girl Scout activities, dig into Tips for Troop Leaders for helpful, one-of-a-kind resources.
Your girls can stay connected, continue building their skills, and have a blast no matter where they are. There are two types of accounts in the Zoom platform:
While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.
Many of your must-have tools, like gsLearn and the Volunteer Toolkit, are accessible when you log in to MyGS —always accessible via the icon on the upper right corner of our website.
The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a customizable planning tool where you can find suggested meeting plans for most badges, access activity guides and badge requirements, track your Girl Scouts’ achievements, and so much more. It’s the digital planning assistant that will help you power a fun-filled—and organized—Girl Scout year.
You’ll find the Volunteer Toolkit via the left menu bar of MyGS in My Account. It’s accessible on any desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
Click on My GS Log In link (also located in the upper right-hand corner) to log in and access gsLearn and the Volunteer Toolkit.
Through the VTK, troop leaders can:
Get help with the Volunteer Toolkit Finance Tab. Check out more information about this great tool on our Troop Banking page.
gsLearn is full of essential volunteer trainings and courses, like how to lead activities the Girl Scout way, safety procedures, and advice for guiding Girl Scouts at every grade level.
You’ll find gsLearn via the left menu bar of MyGS in My Account. It’s accessible on any desktop, tablet, or mobile device, and it will be populated with any trainings you should view.
Have questions about how to access gsLearn? Check out the My Account Tip Sheet: gsLearn for more information.
Between now and October 15, 2023, take the Girl Scout Grow Your Troop OR Build Another PLEDGE to recruit a minimum of TWO or more girls to your troop OR recruit two new volunteers to start their own troop by December 31, 2023.