Volunteer Essentials is a reference guide to use as needed. It includes information about starting a troop, important safety reminders (Chapter 4; Safety-Wise), and managing troop finances. It also includes a Quick-Start Guide that provides an overview of everything you need to know to plan your first meeting with girls.
Go to Volunteer Essentials
Safety Activity Checkpoints go hand in hand with Volunteer Essentials. The checkpoints help you ensure the safety of your girls as you do activities throughout your Girl Scout adventure. The checkpoints are formatted as checklists, so that you, your co-volunteers, and the girls can go through and check off that each step has been followed. Examples of checkpoints include kayaking, playgrounds, and theme parks.
Go to Safety Activity Checkpoints
Volunteer policies are essential for the potection of all Girl Scout members. Adhereence to policies, procedures, and standards ensures a consistent and safe quality volunteer experience, and outcomes-based program delivery for girls.
Go to GSNEO Volunteer Policies
This guide will help you identify resources and opportunities available to help you be successful. It is available online and in hardcopy. We hope you will find it helpful and keep it in a safe place where you can refer to it throughout the membership year
Go to The Volunteer
The Volunteer Resource Guides to will help you discover all that you can do and be with Girl Scouts! There are ideas for meetings, resources, events to celebrate, and more.
Go to Age-Level Resource Guides
There are Quick Start Guides for leaders of Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops. These guides will help you get started using the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and welcome your families to the troop or new year. There are meeting ideas, handouts, resource suggestions, and more.
Go to Quick Start for Troop Leaders
Need to know who to contact at GSNEO? Find out here!
Go to Department Directory
If you need help with Girl Scout Lingo, the glossary will help you out!
Go to Glossary of Girl Scout Terms!
View PDFs of where to place insignia at each age level. Can be printed or saved to distribute to parents as well.
Go to Uniforms
The Pixie List are free classifieds exclusively for Girl Scout volunteers. Posts can be made if you are looking for or offering to share supplies or skills, inviting others to events, looking for more or to get rid of cookies, service opportunities, and more. Posts can be categorized as applicable to the entire council or certain regions.
Learn more and visit the Pixie List.
Key Women’s Leadership Academy provides women with an affordable program that helps them identify their personal leadership style, practice conflict resolution and problem solving techniques, and develop best practices to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).
Learn more about Key Women's Leadership Academy.
All troops, service units, and day camps are required to submit an annual financial report.
Learn more and/or submit a finance report here.
The Early Bird Renewal Period gives current Girl Scouts the opportunity to renew their membership early for the upcoming Girl Scout Year (October 2014 through September 2015).
Click here to register your troop or learn more about Early Bird.
Girl Scout University provides leadership and professional enrichment to empower volunteers and staff in the Girl Scout Movement. GS University provides users with access to essential learning tools, resources, and courses.
Learn more about GS University here.