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Volunteer Resources

Welcome to the great adventure of Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers like you, generations of girls are learning to be leaders in their community and around the world. Below are some of the most important resources you’ll need to inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

Within the pages of the 411, you'll find what's new Girl Scouts, tips and tricks to create wow-worthy moments, and more! Dive into our our interactive, virtual Volunteer 411 below.

The New Leader's Guide to Success is a Troop Leader's guide to their first year! This year—it's interactive! Click away to get ready for your first year as a new leader! 


Volunteer Essentials is your encyclopedia to Girl Scout volunteering: it's here when you need it, but there's no need to read it all at once.

Safety Activity Checkpoints is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for GSUSA approved activities. Councils, service units, and troops are responsible for seeing that all activities are planned and carried out in a manner that considers the health, safety, and general well-being of all participants in accordance with these guidelines.

Visit our searchable Forms Library for more documents and information.

Click here to check out our 2022 Troop Planning Calendar. 

Perfectly Effortless Programs

Perfectly Effortless Programs are just that! Designed to help leaders with a variety of interests their girls may have, they're also known as PEPs.

Back Pocket Games
Camptastic Camp Rally
Cookie Chefs
Cookie Rally – 5 Skills
Easy Engineering
Founder's Day
Get Out! with Girl Scouts
Global Action Award

Uniform and Insignia Information
Additional Resources

Looking for additional resources? You can find bridging information, badge trackers, perfectly effortless programs, and more in the Volunteer Toolkit on the resources tab!

Volunteer-Led Recruitment

Interested in hosting your own recruitment? We've got you covered! Use the resources below to host your own Animal Dance Party or Robot Building Party! 

Animal Dance Party Resources:

Robot Building Party Resources: 

Questions? Contact us

Zoom Resources

Virtual meetings are a great way to keep your troop connected. A great resource for your virtual meetings is Zoom. Here's some resources to get you started:

  • Zoom's basic plan is great resource for you and provides all of your meeitng needs. Learn more >>
  • Zoom Video Tutorials. From scheduling meetings to break out rooms—learn all about how to use Zoom. Learn more >>
  • Zoom FAQs. Learn the basics and what you need to know. Learn more >>

Questions? Contact us