All adult volunteers can display their training accomplishments with pride with the Trained to Lead patch and charms. Charms are available for most courses.
Volunteer Toolkit: Plan troop meetings with ease and have more quality time with your troop by using the Volunteer Toolkit. It’s a web app for busy troop leaders. Access it on your phone, tablet, or computer. The Volunteer Toolkit includes:
- meeting plans for each troop level
- activity printables
- digital Journeys
- meeting scripts, and
- built-in emails that are time-savers for communicating with families.
Get started: From any page on our website, select the My GS/VTK tab. Enter your username (Girl Scout email) and password. Choose the Volunteer Toolkit option. Once you’re in, choose the Explore tab to browse meeting options with your troop. Select one and you’re ready to go! Customize your year plan anytime by adding or removing activities. Want to learn more? See our cheat sheet or get to know the Volunteer Toolkit tabs.
You must be a registered Troop Leader or Assistant Leader with a current Girl Scout membership to view the Volunteer Toolkit. Need help? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find an appropriate meeting place. Many troops meet at schools, libraries, recreation center, places of worship, or even our Girl Scout properties (see the Reserve Meeting, Outing, or Camping Space section) GSUSA recommends against meeting at private homes. In some areas, however, public spaces are not available. If you must host at a home, request an exception in advance.