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Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a comprehensive digital tool accessible via the web on your home computers, smartphones, and tablets that provides troop leaders, service unit volunteers, parents, and Juliettes/individually registered members with access to Girl Scout programming, badge and award requirements, meeting plans, resources, and more! 

How to Access the Volunteer Toolkit

You can access the VTK using any internet enabled computer or mobile device. If you experience any difficulty, first try using a different browser or clearing your browser cache. If you need help or don't have the right access, reach out to Member Services by emailing info@gsnorcal.org or 800-447-4475, ext. 0. Our hours are Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM.

1. From the GSNorCal website www.gsnorcal.org click MyGS.

2. Log in using the username and password you created when you set up your Girl Scout member account.

3. Once logged in, click My Account in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

4. Select Volunteer Toolkit from the left side menu.

Need help logging in? Contact our Member Services team at info@gsnorcal.org or 800-447-4475, ext. 0. 

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2021 What's New
2021 New VTK Badges
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Who Has Access to the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK)

Troop Leaders

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) supports troop leaders by providing them free access to the Girl Scout program's badge and award requirements with helpful tools and resources for troop planning all year long.

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Access

  • Troop leaders and assistant troop leaders who are currently registered with a cleared background check and assigned the troop leader role in our online registration system have access to the VTK.
  • If you are a troop leader and don't have access or would like to add this role to your membership, contact our Member Services team at info@gsnorcal.org or call us Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM, at 800-447-4475, ext. 0.

Here's how it will save you time and help you plan:

  • Plan, track, and share your Girl Scout calendar year by setting your meeting dates, frequency, and locations (in-person or virtual).
  • Choose and customize your year plan by adding in badges, Journeys, and awards that girls are interested in earning.
  • View, download, or print Daisy through Ambassador badges, Journeys, and awards to plan for troop meetings.
  • Access and customize individual meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of materials needed, editable time allotments for planning each activity within a meeting, and options for different virtual, outdoor, and global activities.
  • View your troop roster and email and share plans, resources, and materials with troop adults, parents, and girls from within the VTK.

You can also: 

  • Add custom troop activities or events to the troop’s calendar.
  • Track girls' attendance and achievements.
  • Easily locate both national and local council resources.

Resources for Troop Leaders:

  • VTK User Guide: Troop Leader | PDF
  • VTK FAQs | PDF
  • VTK What's New 2021 | PDF

Did you know?  Some badges, Journeys, and awards are only available in the Volunteer Toolkit! Check out these resources to learn how to access badge, Journey, and award requirements.

  • VTK Tip Sheet: Choosing and Customizing Your Year Plan | PDF
  • VTK Tip Sheet: 2021 New Badges and Journeys | PDF
Troop Treasurers

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Access

Troop treasurers who are currently registered with a cleared background check and assigned the troop treasurer role in our online registration system have read-only access to the VTK Year Plan tab. 

Resources for Troop Treasurers:

  • Troop Finance Report Instructions | PDF
  • Troop Finance Report Tracking Workbook | Excel | Google Sheets
Parents and Caregivers of Girl Scouts in a Troop

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is your digital key to all the amazing things your girls will experience this year! Stay up-to-date with your girl’s achievements and discover how you can help her make an impact! 

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Access

Each parent or primary caregiver of a girl in a troop has access to their troop’s VTK account. They have read-only permission for the meeting schedule and agendas, plus additional resources.

NOTE: Caregiver accounts can only be accessed if the troop leader has set up a year plan.

Resources for Parents and Caregivers:

  • VTK User Guide: Caregiver/Parent  | PDF
  • VTK Video: Parents—Caregiver Dashboard | Video
Parents and Caregivers of Girl Scouts Not in A Troop (Juliettes/Individually Registered Members)

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is your digital portal for easy, fun, Girl Scout activities year-round!  With the VTK, you’ll discover how you can help your girl take her Girl Scout experience to the next level!

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Access

  • Parents or Caregivers of Juliettes or Individually Registered Members (IRM) have access to the VTK.
  • If you are a parent or caregiver of a Juliette or Individually Registered Member and don't have access to the VTK, contact our Member Services team at info@gsnorcal.org or call us Monday - Friday 9AM–5PM at 800-447-4475, ext. 0.

With the VTK you can:

  • Access the badge, Journey, and award requirements for all program levels to plan your own Girl Scout year with the activities your girl wants to do!

Resources for Parents and Caregivers of Juliettes or IRMs Not In A Troop:

  • VTK User Guide: Juliette/ Individually Registered Members | PDF
  • VTK Video: Caregivers to Juliettes or Individually Registered Members - The Year Plan Tab | Video
  • VTK Video: Caregivers to Julettes or Individually Registered Members- The Explore Tab | Video
  • VTK Video: Caregivers to Juliettes or Individually Registered Members - Meeting Plan Overview | Video

Did you know?  Some badges, Journeys, and awards are only available in the Volunteer Toolkit! Check out these resources to learn how to access badge, Journey, and award requirements.

  • VTK Tip Sheet: Choosing and Customizing Your Year Plan | PDF
  • VTK Tip Sheet: 2021 New Badges and Journeys | PDF
Service Unit Volunteers

Service unit volunteers are adults who hold a service unit role and support troop leaders and families in their respective geographical area.

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) gives service unit volunteers access to Girl Scout program which they can use to provide program activities and events for the girls and troops in their service unit. VTK access helps service units support troop leaders as they navigate the VTK.

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) Access

  • Service unit volunteers who are currently registered with a cleared background check and assigned the following roles in our online registration system have access to the VTK:          
    • Leader Support Manager (LSM)
    • Membership Support Manager (MSM)
    • Program Support Manager (PSM)  
  • If you are one of these roles and don't have access, contact our Member Services team at info@gsnorcal.org or call us Monday - Friday 9AM–5PM at 800-447-4475, ext. 0.

With the VTK you can:

  • Use the Explore tab to access badge, Journey, and award requirements for all program levels.
  • Access the Year, Meeting, and Resources tabs just like a troop leader.
  • Navigate between roles (SU, Troop Leader, Juliette/IRM).

Resources for Service Unit Volunteers:

  • VTK User Guide: Service Unit Volunteers | PDF
  • VTK FAQs | PDF
  • VTK What's New 2021 | PDF

Did you know?  Some badges, Journeys, and awards are only available in the Volunteer Toolkit! Check out these resources to learn how to access badge, Journey, and award requirements.

  • VTK Tip Sheet: Choosing and Customizing Your Year Plan | PDF
  • VTK Tip Sheet: 2021 New Badges and Journeys | PDF
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Keeping it Girl-Led

Involve Girls in Planning and Decision Making

Deciding which badges, Journeys, or awards to work on and planning your Girl Scout year should be a troop decision. Keep it girl-led by involving girls in the planning and decision-making process.

Step 1: Review the Year Plan options with the girls.
Girls can choose from Pre-selected Tracks for badges, Journeys, or they can select their own and customize their entire year!

Step 2: Make A Troop Decision

  • Ask girls to vote on their favorite badges, Journeys, and awards.
  • Find a track that most closely matches the interests of the girls, select that track and customize it or start from scratch and "Select Your Own".

Step 3: Customize Your Year Plan

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Finance Tab

The Girl Scouts of Northern California is not currently using the Finance Tab in the VTK.

To complete your annual troop finance report please click here