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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!

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

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

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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.

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Need Ideas?
Want to know what you should be doing with your troop from month to month? Just need an idea for a simple craft or activity? Check out our collection of helpful and fun resources to make your Girl Scout year amazing. 

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Make Your Own Program
Want to organize an activity with your troop or service unit at a time, date or place that works for your schedule? No problem! 

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Rallyhood
Rallyhood is a group collaboration platform that helps to streamline communications, and make communication among GSWPA volunteers, parents and staff easier and fun!

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Insured Sites & Facilities
To ensure the safety of our members, sites and facilities offering "high-risk" activities must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance as evidence that they carry the required amount of liability coverage.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Girl Scout Champions
Girl Scout Champions play a vital role in helping to spread the word about how awesome it is to be a Girl Scout! Girl Scout Champions introduce Girl Scouting to new girls and adults within their own communities whether it be hosting local events, sending information to schools, or just bringing flyers and brochures to libraries. Girl Scout Champions have the power to educate their community about how both girls and adults can join Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania!