As a recruiter, your efforts make it possible for girls in your community to be a Girl Scout. You organize events that get girls and families excited about Girl Scouts, allow them to speak to a person to help start the join process, and help them get ready for the new Girl Scout year. By recruiting adult volunteers and girls, you help us reach our membership goals—something we couldn’t do without you!
Your Year at a Glance
Once you register as a recruiter, we have an online service unit orientation to help you understand your role. Then, each service unit volunteer must complete the position agreement every year, which includes a full position description. Be sure to review the Recruiter Handbook which includes helpful recruitment-related resources.
August-September: Organize Tables at Back to School Events
This is where the magic happens! It’s important to have a proper table set-up and a good estimate of materials (fliers and handouts) needed. See our Recruitment Event Planning and Resources article for tips and materials. Here’s a Spirit Week Planning Checklist to help you plan your events during Spirit Week (Sept 8-15).
September-November: Host a Troop Formation Rally
An optional (but great!) way to promote volunteerism and new troop formation is to host a troop formation rally in your service unit. You can use our downloadables and Impressive Print Center for formation rallies too.
See our Recruitment Event Planning and Resources article for tips and materials.
December-April: Support Winter Recruitment Efforts
Recruitment efforts are strongest during Fall, but don’t stop there! You’ll support recruitment efforts during the winter, such as promoting the Early Bird campaign and bringing attention to Girl Scouts at school round-up events.
May-August: Support Summer Recruitment Efforts
During the summer, you’ll help families join during Early Bird and advocate for Girl Scouts at community/family events. Connect with council staff about kindergarten round-up events too.
Throughout the Year: Work With Your Team
You don’t have to recruit alone! Find volunteers within your service unit who can help you make strong connections and represent Girl Scouting. You will also work closely with your registrar to verify new registrations, and with your service unit manager to help develop your area’s recruitment plan and meet troop formation goals.