Welcome to Girl Scouts! Thank you for becoming a Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader! We’re so excited to have you join the Girl Scout Movement.
We know there’s a lot to learn as a new troop co-leader. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! You will receive support through communications and dedicated staff members to guide you through your first year. Once you’re registered as an adult member, chosen the troop co-leader role, and completed your background check, please complete the New Co-Leader Confirmation Form to begin your customized onboarding and first year support. We are excited to meet you!
Check out the resources available to guide you in planning adventures for your troop!
New Leader's Guide to Success
The New Leader's Guide to Success is a go-to guide with information to get your troop started.
Volunteer Trainings in gsLearn
gsLearn is Girl Scouts’ official online training platform. You can access trainings on demand when it fits into your schedule. gsLearn is accessed through your MYGS account. The first courses to complete in gsLearn are:
This course provides the basics for getting started as a troop co-leader. Please complete this training before meeting with girls for the first time.
GSUSA Daisy/ Brownie/ Junior Grade
This course covers the key topics related to running a successful and engaging Daisy/Brownie/ Junior troop.
The Volunteer Toolkit is your official source for delivering easy, fun troop meetings year-round! This fully customizable digital planning tool is accessible on any computer, tablet, or mobile device and provides you with ready to go meeting plans and the resources you need to run your troop. Learn more with the Volunteer Toolkit Troop Co-Leader User Guide.
Kick the year off right with a caregiver-family meeting! When families are involved, leaders have support, and when the troop has a plan, girls benefit! Use the Parent-Family Meeting Sample Agenda and the forms below to engage the families in your troop.
New Troop Bank Account
New troops will need to set up a bank account to collect dues, pay for troop supplies and activities, and collect product sales revenue. Refer to the How to Open a New Troop/Service Unit Bank Account for details on opening the troop’s new bank account. Please also refer to our Authorized Account Signer Responsibilities and Financial Best Practices for more details on managing the troop's bank account.
Just in Time Guides
Check out the Just in Time Guides below for a snapshot of important topics you will want to know about.
- Volunteer Toolkit
- Parent-Family Meeting
- Reserve a Meeting Room at a Girl Scout Service Center
- Service Units
- How to Open a New Bank Account
- Badges, Awards, and Fun Patches
- Retail - Purchase a New Uniform
- Product Programs
We know you’ll have questions along the way and we are here for you!
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