Congratulations on your decision to become a new GSNWGL volunteer - this page is just for you! Check out the information below to find your next steps, tips and resources available to help you succeed in making the most of your Girl Scout experience.
Steps to Success for all new GSNWGL Volunteers
- Apply to be a Volunteer
- Register as an Adult Member
- Get to know more about Girl Scouting and GSNWGL
- Complete the Training Requirements
Steps to Success for all new Troop Leaders
- Meet your Community Development staff representative - If you are not sure who this is, call 888.747.6945
- Register your girls and the other adults in your troop
Note: If needed, fill out the Financial Assistance Request Form for National Membership, Troop Dues, and Uniform
- Take the required Girl Scouting 101 training
- Get Organized - As a leader you will be responsible for holding on to confidential materials including parent/guardian permission forms, girl health history record forms, girl's record forms, the troop roster, troop attendance and dues roster and financial assistance information
- Go to your Service Area Leader Meetings
- Attend Fall Product Program training at your September Service Area Leader Meeting
- Sign up for Connect, GSNWGL's volunteer e-newsletter
- Recruit parent volunteers and a Troop Committee
- Open a checking account - Troop and Service Area Bank Account Packet and Corporate Resolution
- Take the required Leadership Essentials training course
- Contact your Community Development staff representative if you have any questions
Still need additional resources for getting started? Consider these options!
Read the Volunteer Essentials Resource Guide
Volunteer Essentials offers information about Girl Scouts as a movement and a tradition, asks volunteers to assess their skills and competencies, discusses the GSLE and Journeys, highlights other program offerings, shares information about healthy development in girls, instructs volunteers in how to keep girls safe, gives information on taking trips and hosting events, and tells volunteers how to help girls manage group finances, including details on the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program.
Complete a grade-level specific training module
These sessions provide leader tips, activity ideas, overview of resources and awards, and sample meeting plans specific to the grade level you are working with. Download packets here: Girl Scout Daisy / Girl Scout Brownie / Girl Scout Junior / Girl Scout Cadette / Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador