The Volunteer Toolkit 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.
On gsLearn, find essential volunteer training and courses from your council, 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.
Troop Information Update: keeps our Girl Scout team informed on when your Troop meets. This way, new girls will know if your troop has openings!
Social media communities: all volunteers are invited to follow Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois on social media and join Facebook groups to learn about upcoming opportunities and trade resources.
Service Units: volunteers are invited to join their regional Service Unit, which is a group of volunteers who share resources, lend support, and host events for local Girl Scouts.
Change/Request Troop Bank Account: complete this form when opening a troop bank account or if you change financial institutions.
GSEIWI Money Earning Request: if a troop needs additional funds beyond what is earned in the Fall Product and Cookie Programs, new fundraising efforts must be approved by council staff. Girl Scouts fundraising to achieve the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award should also complete this form.
Make sure a general First Aid kit is available at your meeting place and accompanies girls on any activity. First Aid kit and emergency contact information for troop members should be with you at all times during troop activities. We recommend that each troop has at least one CPR/First Aid/AED certified adult. Visit our events page to find an upcoming CPR/First Aid/AED training in your area.
All troops are required to have at least two unrelated and approved volunteers present at all times. Any adult that is supervising girls must be an approved volunteer and be at least 18 years old. One Troop Leader in every group must be female.
Volunteer-to-girl ratios show the minimum number of volunteers needed to supervise a specific number of girls. These supervision ratios were devised to ensure the safety and health of girls. Please refer to the ratio chart below.