As a recruiter, you serve as a local Girl Scout champion that organizes within your community to help engage families, register girls, and form new troops.
Covering over 140 service units, recruiters mobilize volunteers to attend School Open Houses where they engage and educate prospective families about Girl Scouts and your Troop Formation Events.
Girl Scouts River Valleys could not do this work without you. You help open doors for girls across our council. Thank you for taking on this important role!
Your first step is to complete training. All recruiters are asked to complete at least one form of training. Grab your Recruiter Guide and checkout the quick 20-minute online training or join us in-person at Fall Launch or a regional training near you.
Important Recruitment Resources
Spirit Week is a time to show our Girl Scout pride, amplify the Girl Scout message, and invite new girls to join the Girl Scout Movement. Spirit Week is the best time to host Troop Formation Events. Check out more information about this year’s Spirit Week.
Your Year at a Glance
May-July: Onboarding & Planning
- Secure a date and location for your Girl Scout Troop Formation Event during Spirit Week (Sept. 16-22)
- Promote your Girl Scout Troop Formation Event throughout the community. When you complete the Share Your Recruitment Event form, we’ll help you promote your event!
- Confirm Open House dates and times (if available).
- Recruit Open House and Troop Formation Event volunteers.
- By July 31, order all recruitment materials, including event kits and flyers from the Impressive Print Center. (see instructions for use)
- Complete the Online Training!
August: Promote & Organize
- Attend Fall Launch on August 10 at Saint Paul College.
- Make sure flyers are ready for distribution within schools the week before Spirit Week.
- Distribute Spirit Week Tyvek bracelets to troops leaders at your August service unit meeting.
- Distribute Open House kits to volunteers as well as:
- Open House Volunteer Training video (only 7 minutes)
- Open House Training Guide
- How to Talk to Prospective Families and Volunteers (PDF)
- Attend school Open Houses to promote your Girl Scout Troop Formation Event!
- Complete Post-Event Data Entry form after your Open House events.
September: Spirit Week
- Encourage troops in your service unit to participate in Spirit Week theme days.
- Host your Girl Scout Troop Formation Event. Use these helpful resources!
- Family Presentation Guide
- Girl Scouts in Action Video
- Recruitment PowerPoint
- Girl Activity Ideas
- How to Talk to Prospective Families and Volunteers (PDF)
October: Reflect & Celebrate!
By inviting girls into the Girl Scout Movement, you’re building the next generation of future presidents, astronauts, or Nobel Prize winners! The work we do would not be possible without volunteers like you. Thank you!
Other ResourcesRecruitment Resources for Downloading and Ordering
All About the Gold Award Flyer
Overview of the Girl Scout Gold Award—the highest award in Girl Scouts.
Become a Troop Leader Flyer
Information on the troop leader role, how it works, and how to get started.
Coloring Activity Sheet
A simple coloring activity that get girls thinking about what it means to lead like a Girl Scout.
Coloring bookmark with playful Girl Scout pattern.
Customizable Recruitment Event Card
Customize with your recruitment event information and distribute during parades or other community events.
Customizable Recruitment Event Flyer (English and Spanish)
Informational brochure for school principals, teachers, and school counselors on how Girl Scouts aligns with educational priorities.
Brightly colored erasers for giveaway at tables and recruitment events.
Family Guide (English and Spanish)
Full Membership Form
Official paper membership registration form. Includes carbon copy for your reference.
General Girl Scout Flyer (English and Spanish)
Girl Scout Difference Flyer (English and Spanish)
Member Form Cover Sheet
Cover sheet summarizing all full paper registration or short forms collected at events.
My Girl Scout Kit Flyer
More information on kits families can purchase at our shops (can include uniform, insignia, program materials, and retail items).
Brightly colored mood pencils (They change colors!) for giveaway at tables and recruitment events.
Colorful decorative triangle pennants. Cut out , hole-punch corners, and string together to decorate your recruitment tables/events.
General poster with space to include your Troop Formation Event information.
Prepaid and pre-addressed envelope for full registration forms and short interest forms.
A sampling of Girl Scout program events and activities.
Short Interest Form
Membership interest form for prospective Girl Scout families to fill out at Open House/community events.
Sign-in sheet for troop formation/recruitment events.
Organize tables at troop formation events by grade levels. Table tent set includes two of each (K-3) and one of each (4-12).
Download Table Tents
Team-Led Troop Guide
Team-led guide for families interested in starting a team-led troop. Includes team-led volunteer role descriptions, troop roster, and Daisy and Brownie “Plan Your Year” guides.
Colorful “Proud to be a Girl Scout” temporary tattoos for giveaway at tables, recruitment events, and parades.
Troop Roster Form
Troop roster summarizing all troops formed at Troop Formation or recruitment events.
Colorful “Join Girl Scouts” tyvek bracelets. Girls can use this as a peer-to-peer recruitment resource distributing them to their friends.
Display this Girl Scout yard sign to your yard/school. Use a permanent marker to custimize it with your event information. Poly bag with plastic stakes.
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