What About Parents?
The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. Check out some of the toolkit’s top features below. Then watch the video playlist above for a detailed walk-through.
Through the VTK, troop leaders can:
- Plan the troop’s calendar year
- Email parents with one click.
- View the troop roster, renew girls’ membership, and update their contact information.
- View Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Journeys and badges to plan for troop meetings.
o There are three prepopulated year plans in the VTK for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior leaders, with 15 meetings each.
- Customize meetings by troop year with other badge and Journey options.
- NEW! Access the VTK as a multilevel troop (troops with a mix of girls in Daisy, Brownie, and Junior levels).
- Explore individual meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of the materials needed, and editable time allotments for each activity within a meeting.
- Record girls’ attendance at meetings and their badge and Journey achievements.
- Add council or custom troop events to the troop’s calendar.
- Enter the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
- Easily locate resources, such as Safety Activity Checkpoints.
- NEW! Access 18 activities that now include a “Get Outside” option, which provides alternative outdoor options.
- Parents can now access the VTK to see what their girl’s troop or group is doing (e.g, meeting information and which badges and Journeys she is working on).
- Parents can also view the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
Log in today! Click on My GS in the upper right-hand corner to get started.
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!
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!
Looking for a form? Our forms library is searchable by category or keyword.
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.
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.