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Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials

This new printable digital edition of our Volunteer Essentials guide is designed to support busy volunteers on-the-go. Easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the year. Think of Volunteer Essentials as your encyclopedia to Girl Scout volunteering: it’s here when you need it.

For COVID-19 information, including meeting guidelines, activity ideas, and resources, see Staying Connected.

Get started by browsing through these sections: 

Chapter 1: All About Girl Scouts
Chapter 2: Engaging Girls and Families
Chapter 3: Troop Management
Chapter 4: Safety

Beginning Safety:

Activities and Trips:

Accidents, Abuse, Concerns:

Creating a Safe Space:

Product Program Safety:

Activity Insurance:

Certificate of Insurance:

Chapter 5: Troop Finances
Chapter 6: Product Program