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Volunteer Resources

Without our volunteers, Girl Scouting wouldn’t be possible. So we want to make sure you have all the resources you need to make your volunteer experience with us rewarding, successful—and of course, fun!


Volunteer Toolkit
Our online Volunteer Toolkit is a wonderful planning resource for our Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie and Junior Troop Leaders. 


Troop Opportunity Catalog and Information Update Form
Do you have open spots for girls and/or volunteers in your troop, or do you just need to update your troop's information? Fill out the Troop Opportunity Catalog and Information Update Form whenever you need to let us know of a change!


Forms Library 
Looking for a form? Our forms library is searchable by category or keyword.


Volunteer Essentials
This publication, updated yearly, includes all the basics you need -- including forms and ideas. If you have a question, Volunteer Essentials is your primary resource.


Safety Activity Checkpoints
Safety Activity Checkpoints provide in-depth safety information and tips that adult volunteers use for Girl Scout sports and activities. Girls can also use these checkpoints to ready their group for a girl-led activity. When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints (SACs) written specifically for that particular activity.
Note: "Adult,” in reference to adult-to-girl ratio, means a registered and approved adult volunteer with GSWPA, who has completed the volunteer screening process.


Regional State Parks Map
Did you know there are 56 state parks and forests in western Pennsylvania? It's true! That's 56 places to bike, hike, camp and make amazing memories with your family or troop. This map will show you where they're located.


Camp Song Resource Guide

All you need to teach your girls three classic Girl Scout camp songs, including printable lyrics, audio files and videos--complete with dance moves! And find out how to incorporate camp songs into Girl Scout Journeys at every level. 


Recruitment 101 for Volunteers
Our volunteers play a vital role in helping us spread the word about how great it is to be a Girl Scout! We've put together a ton of great resources that you can download and share to get girls and parents to stop and take notice, whether it's at school, a recruitment event or on social media. Click on the link above to access the full recruitment guide and links to resources, or complete this flyer request form for your upcoming recruitment event. 


Quick Start Guide for Troop Volunteers 
Whether you're a brand new volunteer or just need some new ideas, this guide will give you tips and tricks for your Daisy, Brownie or Junior troop.