Kick off a fun-filled troop year with the help of the Troop Year Plan. This resource is perfect for troop leaders and program coordinators who are ready to start their troop activities right away. From meeting guides and badge resources to tips for connecting with families, you’ll find just what you need for a great year.
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Here are some overviews of a few volunteer role learning paths that can be found in the Volunteer Learning Portal:
We'll be adding additional training to the Events Calendar throughout the year, so make sure to check the "Volunteer Training" Program Theme filter.
Whether planning in-person or virtual meetings, use these resources to start. You can also visit the program-level pages above to view additional resources.
Girl Scout Progression
When Girl Scouts are not able to meet in person, they can still participate in amazing Girl Scout events—online and in real-time. Join for a specific event like a Facebook/Instagram Live or a series of Virtual Troop Meetings. You can share these activities with your girls/families or encourage them to register as a troop. With some GSUSA-hosted events, your girls may even meet Girl Scouts from across the United States.
Check out these helpful resources from fellow troop leaders who successfully adapted their meetings for in-person-safe and virtual settings.
Getting Started: Virtual Meetings
Leading Your Girl Scouts
Don't forget to check out the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK), the comprehensive digital tool that provides access to resources like meeting plans and badge & award requirements! Learn more by visiting our gsHelpCenter . Ready to get started? Launch the VTK now!
Need help staying connected with your troop? Here are some resources to help you and your girls stay connected while apart:
Looking for tips and tricks from other troop leaders? Connect with other Girl Scout volunteers by joining our online communities:
Check our council’s current COVID guidelines before planning any troop activities.
Stay up-to-date on the requirements for your county as well as updates and guidelines for returning to safe in-person troop activities by checking GSNorCal's Coronavirus Updates regularly