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Council Troop Resources

Every troop leader needs help and we have so many ways to help you. Each category is packed with content to help you go from newbie to expert.

Leader Basics
This is the perfect jumping off point for every Girl Scout Volunteer.
 

 Go-To Guide

Let's start at the very beginning - it's a very good place to start. This guide is the basis of our New Leader Orientation.

Girl Scouting 101

A video-based training series introducing you to Girl Scouts

 Volunteer Essentials 

The essential reference guide for volunteers! Consult the Girl Scout Experience section for guidance on using reflection, progression, inclusion, badges and more.

 Council 101

Volunteer policies and procedures for our council

 Safety Activity Checkpoints

The first place to look when planning for adventure

 Safety Guidelines

Sets the standard for girls’ physical and emotional safety

 Super Troop

Include these nine activities for a year full of variety!

Troop Formation
Getting your troop up and running doesn't have to be a chore.
Required

 Troop 101
            Get your new troop up and running quickly

Managing Troop Finances
           How to open your troop bank account and more

Enrichment Resources

 Recruiting for Your Troop
            Let everyone know about your troop

 How to Host a Parent Meeting

Working with Girls
Don't worry if you haven't worked with children before - we got you covered.
 

 Challenging Conversations
           Confidence, current events, bullying and more

 Raising Awesome Girls 
            GSUSA blog for parents of daughters

 Daisy Grade Level Resource

 Brownie Grade Level Resource

 Junior Grade Level Resource

 Cadette Grade Level Resource

 Senior/Ambassador Grade Level Resource

 Program Aide Training
            Supervise training for Cadettes who enjoy working with younger girls

Outdoors
Getting outdoors with your troop doesn't have to be intimidating!
 

 Outdoor Education Training
            Required for building outdoor fires, campfire cooking, and camping. 
            Find a training now.

 Archery
            Required for supervising girls during archery events.  
            Find a training now.

 Girl Scouts Getting Outside video series

Get Outdoors with Your Troop Guide

 Outdoor Progression Chart

 Troop Camp Weekends, Day Camp, Resident Camp, Wilderness Camp

 Council Property Overview

 On Your Own
            Find field trip ideas

Activities
           Find Council-run program events

 Basic Food Safety

Field Trips and Travel
Taking a trip with your troop doesn't have to be hard!

 Permission Slips 
            Required when troops leave the meeting place

 Troop Trip Planning Guide 
            Forms in this guide are required for trips three nights or longer

 Additional Activity Insurance

 On Your Own 
            Find field trip ideas

 Activities 
            Find Council-run program events

 Destinations 
            Girls ages 11 and older apply for national and international travel             opportunities. These travel opportunities are done individually

 Council Property Overview

Safety and Health
Keeping girls safe is important. Find out how.
 

 Health History Form 
            Required for each registered member

 First Aider Training 
            Find a training now 

 Outdoor Education Training
            Find a training now

 Safety Guidelines 
            Sets the standard for girls’ physical and emotional safety

 Safety Activity Checkpoints 
            The first place to look when planning for adventure

 Basic Food Safety

Finances
Highest Awards
Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn.
 
Celebrations and Ceremonies
Take part in the traditions of Girl Scouts!
 

 Flag Ceremony

 National Bridging Week

 Girl Scouts of Distinction

 Adult Awards
           Submit nominations by Feb 1 to recognize outstanding volunteers

 World Thinking Day (February 22)

 Founders’ Day ( October 31)

 Girl Scout Week, Sunday and Sabbath, Birthday (Week of March 12)

Girl Scouts' Birthday (March 12)

Girl Scout Leader's Day (April 22)

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) and Membership Profile
The VTK  is a digital resource that makes the process of running a troop easier and more efficient.
 
Fall Product Program
Our Fall Production Program is directed toward family and friends enables troops to earn startup money by selling magazine subscriptions as well as nuts and candy.
 

 Find everything you need on our Fall Product page.

Cookie Program
During the Cookie Program you and your troop work together to decide what your troop wants to do and how to do it through setting goals, making plans, getting out in the community and sharing the Girl Scout spirit along with some truly awesome treats.

 Find everything you need on our Cookies page.

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