Welcome, Girl Scouts River Valleys volunteers, to our new website just for you! On this website, you will be able to find the key information you’ll need in supporting girls and our mission, such as training, forms, tools, and activity plans.
Beginning August 9, our main website (GirlScoutsRV.org) will be on a new platform (hooray!) – the GSUSA web platform. By moving our main website to the Girl Scouts of the USA’s web platform, we’ll be able to acquire new tools for Girl Scout members like the Volunteer Toolkit, an interactive web-app format of planning resources for troop leaders where they can manage their troop, plan their year, and more—all with a single sign-on. This is an added bonus – you’ll still be able to access all of Girl Scouts River Valleys’ activity plans. We’re also excited our main website will share a similar look and style to other councils’ for consistency in online experience across the Girl Scout Movement.
Because this volunteer website will just house information for volunteers, we think you’ll find it more navigable and user-friendly! We suggest you bookmark or favorite it in your browser for easy access.
Tour the Volunteer Website
To get acquainted with this new website, we have a few suggested routes and stop-offs we suggest you follow. Or, if you’re more of the adventurous type, go forth and explore!
First, check out our new volunteer role pages. Each core volunteer role has a page under the Troops or Service Units sections with a year-at-a-glance checklist. Not only does this break-down your role for you, but you can easily read about the duties of your teammates. At the bottom of each role page, we’re feeding in popular web forms and articles that are relevant to whatever Girl Scout season it happens to be.
We now have all of our training materials in the Training section of our website. This includes both required and recommended training materials for each Girl Scout season.
If you are looking for non-training resources, you’ll find them in our Reference section.
We have turned most of our old pages into articles—we added a ton of information in these articles to help take the guess-work out of how, when, and why to use our resources. For those of you who have been a Girl Scout volunteer for years, you can skip to the Summary of Resources at the bottom of most articles to get what you need quickly.
We’re mobile friendly! Navigating our website on your smartphone is now easy.
Change is Challenging
We understand that it can be challenging to have to relearn how our website works. We hope the inconvenience and frustrations are only temporary—that once you have a chance to get familiar with the new site, it will be more valuable to you than ever before.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try the site search!
You can search the entire volunteer website by using the search bar in the main navigation bar of the website. Simply click the magnifying glass icon, type in keywords, and click “Go”!
This website was designed to meet the needs of most of our users. Unfortunately, this means that we won’t always meet everyone’s needs. However, we are more than happy to take your feedback! We are tracking all suggestions and will certainly keep yours in mind. Fill out the contact form or give us a call to share feedback or ask questions about this new website.
As always, our volunteer support team of staff are a valuable resource when it comes to getting your Girl Scout questions answered and the support you need in your volunteer role.
You Are Our Priority
During our website redesign process, we had you, our volunteers, top of mind when it comes to how we can best support you as you build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
A few things we incorporated into our process to ensure volunteers’ online needs were our #1 priority:
- We are “soft launching” this website while the current website (GirlScoutsRV.org) is still available. On August 9, nearly all volunteer-related content will be available via this website and the new GirlScoutsRV.org will launch.
- We’ve compiled years of volunteer and staff feedback and considered how to best meet their needs and suggestions in the layout of this site.
- We designed for long-term sustainability – meaning, as technology changes, we considered how we could continue to make necessary updates without disrupting the core navigation of this site.
Lastly, THANK YOU, for all you do for Girl Scouts! We certainly couldn’t do it without you.