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Online Support for Leaders

When you volunteer with Girl Scouts, you’ll uncover new strengths and build on them. And we’re here to help you shine.

Check out these online resources and training courses that you can access whenever, wherever to make the most of your volunteer experience.

New Leaders -- Start Here

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.

  1. If you have not already, register as a member of Girl Scouts.
  2. 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, use our troop planning resource called the Volunteer Toolkit and get the training you need as a new leader. 

After logging in to My GS, go to My Account, then on the left side panel you will see the option for entering into our training portal called gsLearn. For more information about using gsLearn check out our gsLearn Quick Start Guide.

Look for your required New Leader Training course on your dashboard or by searching under content 514 - New Leader Training.  There are additional trainings to view as well. 

Also continue to review the content from our publication New Leader’s Guide to Success.

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My GS is your Girl Scout home base and how you access other great tools to manage the Girl Scout experience for your family and troop! By logging into My GS in the upper right-hand corner you can:

  • Manage your Girl Scout membership
  • Manage your household and troop memberships
  • Find events for your family or troop to attend
  • Access essential tools like the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) and gsLearn to make your Girl Scout volunteer experience a breeze!


gsLearn is Girl Scouts’ official online and on demand training platform. Confident leaders are prepared leaders, and these online learnings will give you all the info you need to be a great troop leader.

gsLearn isn’t just for volunteers! All members have access to this great tool. Click on My GS in the upper right-hand corner to login and check it out. For more information about using gsLearn check out our gsLearn Quick Start Guide.


Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)

The Volunteer Toolkit is your official source for delivering easy, fun troop meetings year-round! This fully customizable digital planning tool is accessible on any computer, tablet, or mobile device and provides you with Girl Scout program content, award requirements, and other resources.

Through the VTK, troop leaders can:

  • View troop rosters and edit information
  • Explore meeting topics and plan your activity year
  • Print step-by-step activity guides and shopping lists
  • Manage girl attendance and achievements
  • Track and share troop financial information
  • Communicate with families


Now that you're familiar with the most essential leader tools, take a look at other helpful leader resources to make your troop year a complete success!


Questions? Email or call 800-798-0833.