What About Parents?
Our Girl Scout Team is here to help you succeed as a volunteer! We offer online courses so you can learn the best ways to support Girl Scouts at your convenience.
New Troop Leaders
New Troop volunteers will have a few steps to take first before your Troop begins to meet. We are a trusted program because of our safety standards and require all volunteers to pass a background check before beginning to meet with girls.
- If you have not already, register as a member of Girl Scouts.
- Complete the background check form that you will receive by email from Verified Volunteers.
After your background check process is completed and you’re approved to serve as a volunteer, you’ll receive an email confirmation prompting you to log in to My GS, your Girl Scout member community, for the first time. My GS allows you to manage your Troop online. It can also be accessed from the My GS header anytime at GirlScoutsToday.org.
Complete the online trainings below as you follow the New Leader’s Guide to Success.
Girl Scout Basics
Girl Scout Program
Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)
Complete Knowledge Check
Now, you are ready to host your first Troop meeting and invite parents to attend! If parents can’t attend because of a scheduling conflict, conserving scheduling a virtual meeting to introduce yourself to parents, explain expectations, and provide a schedule for upcoming activities.
As you get started with your new Troop, discover your Troop Leader Resources to plan a successful year.