As a troop volunteer, you provide support to your troop’s leader and help supervise troop activities. Ultimately, your participation helps the Girl Scout in your life (and others) have a truly special and exciting year! Check out this Family Resources document that outlines the ways families and caregivers can help.
Interested in joining and becoming a volunteer?
Upon Joining: Onboarding
Once you register as a troop volunteer, you’ll get an email and access to our welcome video. We also have an optional online troop orientation to help you get familiar with Girl Scouts and your troop’s program level.
At the Start of Your Troop’s Year: Attend Your Troop’s First Family Meeting
Troop leaders usually hold a family meeting to kick off the troop year. At this meeting, your troop leader will set expectations, let you know about important deadlines, acquaint you with the program, and outline all the ways you can participate in the troop as a volunteer.
Throughout the Year: Support Your Troop
Support your troop by attending troop meetings and/or volunteering your time. Your troop leader has a big job: providing an amazing experience for the Girl Scout in your life! Offer to help however you can—from cutting paper for a craft activity to carpooling. Girl Scouts requires specific adult-to-girl ratios for all activities, so if you are asked to help chaperone, please consider obliging.
December – January: Attend Your Troop’s Cookie Family Meeting
The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls important life and business skills, it’s also the main way troops earn money to pay expenses and participate in activities. Attend your troop’s cookie family meeting to learn how girls can stay safe, learn through participation, and have a successful sale.
April – May: Attend Your Troop’s Last Family Meeting
Many troops hold a third family meeting the end of the year. Attend this meeting to help your troop decide what activities if any, they will participate in over the summer.
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