Thanks to volunteers and mentors like you, generations of girls have learned to be leaders in their own lives and in the world. Have no doubt: you, and nearly a million other volunteers like you, are helping girls make a lasting impact on the world. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
This guide, Volunteer Essentials, is designed to support busy troop volunteers on the go. You can easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the troop year.
Get started by browsing through these sections:
Volunteering isn’t always easy, so we can’t thank you enough for jumping in to be the mentor and role model she needs.LEARN MORE
We’ve got you covered. Check out the New Troop Leader Checklist and the New Leader’s Guide to Success. These resources will help you get started, define your role, show how to get your families involved, and give you the tools you need to lead a successful troop.
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