Welcome troop mentors—Thank you for taking on this important role!
As a troop mentor, you help orient new troop leaders and Juliette mentors to their role. You are their local contact and, sometimes, the first Girl Scout volunteer they speak with. By being a new troop leader’s go-to person throughout the year, you make it easier for them to provide an amazing Girl Scout experience to girls.
Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Role On-Boarding
Ongoing: Welcome Call to New Troop Leaders
Your service unit manager should let you know who the new troop leaders in your service unit are. Then, it is your job to call those new troop leaders and let them know about the amazing support you, your service unit, and the council has to offer. Encourage them to ask for help! Be sure to invite new troop leaders to any upcoming service unit leader meetings and new troop leader orientations.
Be prepared to answer questions about troop meetings, troop-start up, registrations, etc.—you can look over the troop leader position checklist to understand more about their role.
September–November: Facilitate a New Leader Orientation
September–October: Snacks & Magazines Check-In
Check in with new troop leaders to see if they have questions or concerns about the Fall Product Program (Snacks & Magazines sale). Let them know that this is a great opportunity for troops to earn start-up money.
December–January: Cookie Program Check-In
Check-in with new troop leaders to see if they have questions or concerns about the upcoming Cookie Program and refer them to the appropriate resources if needed, such as your service unit cookie manager and council staff.
March–May: Spring Check-In
Encourage and remind new troops to register early! If you don’t hear back by July, follow up with new troops to see if they will be returning. If not, make sure they know the troop disband process.
Be prepared to answer questions related to bridging and Court of Awards. Our article Ceremonies, Traditions, and Celebrations is a great resource to point leaders to.
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- Earning and Managing Troop Money
- Transitioning to a New Grade Level
- Ceremonies, Traditions, and Celebrations
- Prevent and Handle Troop Conflict