Volunteer Resources

Welcome, Girl Scout volunteers!

You belong to a network of nearly one million adults who share an important commitment: preparing girls to lead successful lives.

Now you can prepare yourself to be a more successful volunteer!

Check out these online resources and training courses that you can access whenever it’s convenient for you.

Girl Scouting 101
Class is in session—whenever you’re ready! This self-paced, 45-minute course is your online orientation to Girl Scouting, and is required for all volunteers before starting a volunteer position. Just sign in to get started. 

Volunteer Essentials
Get just about everything you need as a Girl Scout volunteer, including basic facts and forms, as well as tips on planning outdoor activities, managing troop finances, promoting safety, arranging trips, selling cookies, and more. Ask your local council for a copy of Volunteer Essentials.

Safety Activity Checkpoints
Every adult in Girl Scouting is responsible for the physical and emotional safety of girls, and we follow these guidelines at all times. From archery to hiking, outdoor cooking to ziplining, get checklists to help everyone stay safe—and have fun! Ask your local council for a copy of Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Volunteer Toolkit*
The Volunteer Toolkit is a new digital planning tool that gives you resources and program content to get your year started—and keep it going smoothly! Fully customizable, the toolkit is digitally responsive so you can plan and prepare practically anywhere.

Girls have more fun when they can shape their own experience, do hands-on activities, and work together as teams. With the new toolkit, girls and leaders can explore meeting topics and program activities together, and follow the fun as they plan their Girl Scout year.

*Member authentication is required. You will be notified when the Volunteer Toolkit is available at your council.

Volunteer Toolkit Tutorials


Looking for forms?

Each Girl Scout council maintains its own set of documents to administer its unique programming. So if you’re looking for forms covering safety, travel, events, camp, membership, financial management, awards and scholarships, cookie/product sales, or any other form related to Girl Scout programs, please contact your local Girl Scout council

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