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Invite a Friend has been EXTENDED through January 31, 2019!

Invite a Friend to Start a New Troop

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you inspire girls every day. By inviting a friend to start a new troop, you'll help more girls discover their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

You and a friend have the chance to each get a $50 coupon to spend at the Girl Scout shop! Submit the form below before January 31, 2019, then have your friend fill out the Troop Number Request form, register as a volunteer, and complete an online background check. 

Thank you for recruiting a friend to start a new Girl Scout troop! 



How can I qualify for the promotion?

As a Volunteer Recruiter you can “invite a friend” to be a leader and start a new troop by submitting the Invite a Friend online form between November 1, 2018-January 31, 2019. You must be at least 18 years old, be a registered adult member with Girl Scouts of Northern California for the 2019 membership year (or be a lifetime member), and must have a current background check on file.

How many friends can I invite?

You can invite two (2) friends to start two separate NEW troops and qualify for two $50 coupons.

What does my friend need to do to qualify?

Your friend will need to start a new troop by submitting the Troop Number Request form no later than January 31, 2019 to qualify. Your friend must also purchase a membership and be an approved volunteer by submitting an online volunteer background check.

From requesting a troop number to recruiting Girl Scouts, check out GSNorCal's resources on how to start a troop.

What if the new troop has two leaders—will each leader receive a coupon?

No, only one coupon will be issued per new troop to the leader that fills out the Troop Number Request form.

What if my friend is already a Girl Scout Leader?

Your friend will qualify by starting a NEW troop (with new girl members) before January 31, 2019, even if she/he is already a current volunteer and leader of another troop.

Can the new troop be any level or grade?

Yes, new troops of any level qualify if they meet the criteria of a new troop (one or more leaders; adequate number of adult volunteers and girls).

Does the coupon come with any rules or restrictions?

The Volunteer Recruiter may use the coupon for any qualifying in store or online Girl Scout shop purchase. We suggest using the New Leader coupon to purchase an insignia tab and pins for all of the troop leaders and a “Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting” book for the troop plus a Journey book or badges/patches for the girls as funds allow.

  • The coupon can be used at the Girl Scout online shop or at local GSNorCal council stores.
  • $50 off a purchase of $50 pre-tax or more.
  • Present the coupon at checkout. One (1) code per order; cannot be combined with any other coupons of any kind; cannot be used to purchase gift certificates.
  • One $50 coupon for Volunteer Recruiter.
  • One $50 coupon for the New Leader of a new troop, issued to leader who fills out the Troop Number Request form.

The expiration date for the Volunteer Recruiter and New Leader coupons is March 4, 2019.


Questions? Contact Michele Carlsen at or 800-447-4475, ext 3018.