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As a Girl Scout volunteer, you belong to a network of nearly one million adults who share an important commitment: preparing girls to lead successful lives. A volunteer serves as a partner and role model to girls, discover your own skills and abilities, meet new people, and "learn by doing" alongside girls at every step.
Girl Scout troops have always been a special part of girls' lives in kindergarten and elementary school. Troops offer girls the power and joy of teaming up, trying new things, and creating their own adventures—all while making the world a better place. For volunteer resources, visit Quick Start for Troop Volunteers.
Girl Scout Leadership Experience
The Girl Scout program—what girls do in Girl Scouting—is based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), a national model that helps girls become leaders in their own lives and as they grow. No matter where girls live or what their age or background, as Girl Scouts they are part of a powerful, national experience. As they build leadership skills, they also develop lifelong friendships and earn meaningful awards, two of many treasured traditions in the sisterhood of Girl Scouting.
In Girl Scouting, safety always comes first. Guidelines for conducting safe Girl Scout program activities can be found in Volunteer Essentials and the Safety Activity Checkpoints available through your local Girl Scout council.