What About Parents?
Online Support for Volunteers
The Volunteer Toolkit is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient.
Through the Volunteer Toolkit, troop leaders can:
- Plan the troop’s calendar year.
- Email parents with one click.
- View the troop roster, renew girls’ membership, and update girls' contact information.
- View Daisy through Ambassador Journeys and badges (to plan for troop meetings), including prepopulated tracks for younger and older Multi-Level troop groups (K–5 and 6–12).
- Customize meetings by troop year with other badge and Journey options.
- Explore individual meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of materials needed and editable time allotments for each activity within a meeting.
- Record girls’ attendance at meetings and their badge and Journey achievements.
- Add council or custom troop events to the troop’s calendar.
- Enter the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
- Easily locate resources both national and local council resources, such as Safety Activity Checkpoints.
- Parents can now access the Volunteer Toolkit to see what their girl’s troop or group is doing (e.g, meeting information and which badges and Journeys she is working on).
- Parents can also view the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
Log in today! Click on My GS in the upper right-hand corner to get started.
OUTDOOR VIDEOS FOR VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE
Thanks to grant funding from the Elliott Wildlife Values Project, we now have two new outdoor videos to help volunteers newer to Girl Scouts, as well as older girls, engage K-5 girls in Girl Scout outdoor activities. The videos are also available as meeting aids for several badges that contain "Get Girls Outside!" content in the Volunteer Toolkit.
These videos can help volunteers give girls a sense of empowerment in the outdoors, show them how to use natural resources more wisely (including respecting our environment and wildlife), and help them become lifelong stewards of the land and our natural resources.
- Developing Outdoor Skills in Girls
- Taking the Journeys Outside
- Planning Your Troop’s First Campout
- Introduction to Campsite Set-up
- Introduction to Cooking Outside
- How to Leave No Trace Outdoors
- Outdoors Songs and Games
- Introduction to Fire Building