Volunteer Essentials also includes a Quick-Start Guide that provides an overview of everything you need to know to plan your first meeting with girls.
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. These checkpoints can be downloaded individually for your convenience here, or you can download the full version which includes all activities, here.
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.
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.
Visit the Volunteer Resource Guides to discover all that you can do and be with Girl Scouts!
Working with Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors and guiding them to lead just got easier. Our new Volunteer Resource Guides feature a variety of activities and goals you can introduce to encourage your girls to seize opportunities and get the most and the very best out of Girl Scout life. You’ll discover that:
Volunteering is hard work, but you’ll enjoy the process when you use the right resources to help your Daisies have fun that’s truly meaningful! Discover what girls gain from these activities, how to use them to help grow Daisy Flowers and succeed with Leadership Journeys, and where all the fun fits in. Remember: It’s the journey, not the destination that benefits girls the most. Use this guide to set off on the right path as you welcome girls to the Daisy Flower Garden!
Brownies can do extraordinary things! Be creative and get to know yourself as you Discover the world of girls, Connect with your Brownie family, and Take Action to change the world and make it a better place. It’s all part of the Brownie adventure—and volunteers and girls can decide together how to make it an unforgettable experience that opens up all the power and potential of Girl Scout life. Support traditions and encourage artistic expression with fun activities that show girls, hands on, the power of learning by doing. Discover what girls gain from these activities, how to use them to help girls embrace the Girl Scout Way and succeed with Leadership Journeys, and where all the fun fits in. There are so many ways to bring out a Brownie’s best!
Juniors understand that having fun working on awards and activities helps them expand their horizons, take on new challenges, and find their way through Girl Scout life. Games, projects, Bronze Award requirements, Leadership Journey tools, and more—it’s all here! Discover your potential, Connect with Girl Scout sisters, and Take Action to change the world as you learn how to lead and inspire others to follow your shining example. Your Junior Journey will help you grow as a Girl Scout—and you can add on all the side trips you want!
Volunteer Resource Guides for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador
Being a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador, or working with these older Girl Scouts, has never been more fun—and now it’s even more approachable. Our new Volunteer Resource Guides feature a variety of activities and goals that encourage girls to seize opportunities and get the most and the very best out of Girl Scout life. You’ll discover:
Cool ways for Cadettes to meet award requirements, get the most out of Leadership Journeys, travel, and get down to the purpose and fun of Girl Scouting—it’s all here! Discover, Connect, and Take Action as you learn how to lead and move onward and upward through your Girl Scout life!
Networking. Gaining career savvy. Taking on more roles in Girl Scouting. Discovering Destinations through travel. Gaining skills that impress at school and on the job. With a wider world comes even more opportunities, and these are just a few of the perks that come with being a Girl Scout Senior. The best perk of all? How you feel about yourself—your courage, confidence, and character. Discover, Connect, and Take Action as you explore awards you can earn, and fine-tune your Girl Scout values to build a bright future for yourself.
As an Ambassador, you’re at the summit of Girl Scouting, poised and ready to take flight into your future. So get ready to rededicate yourself to Girl Scout glory! Travel, traditions, badges, sisterhood, and the prestigious Gold Award—all this and more await as you transition into young adulthood. You’ll offer service, Take Action, and show the world what kind of leader you—and all young women—can be as you gain skills and experience that will serve you in college, your chosen career, and throughout your life. Use the resource guide to explore your options and discover what you can do to grow your world and cement your bright future. The rest is up to you, and the possibilities are endless!