The Opportunity Catalog is an online listing of troops—some with space available, and others that are new troop opportunities for girls and/or volunteers. It enables caregivers to search by zip code to find local troops, making it easier and quicker for their girls to begin their leadership journey. Caregivers also will be able to sign up for available volunteer opportunities as they register their girl(s). This means more girls and adults participating in Girl Scouting!
Wouldn’t it be great if every girl could join a Girl Scout troop? Some girls don’t have the opportunity because they can’t find one in their area. By welcoming one more girl into your troop, you offer her a sense of belonging and the chance to develop courage and confidence to try new things and take the lead.
We can offer girls and volunteers easy access to troop membership with your help. By listing your troop openings in the Opportunity Catalog, families can select your troop—if it meets their location and scheduling requirements. Take a peek at the live Opportunity Catalog by using your zip code to search for girl or adult troop opportunities.
The Opportunity Catalog FAQ
What is the Opportunity Catalog?
How does the Opportunity Catalog work?
How does a girl join my troop?
What information will my listing include?
What am I committing to by adding my troop's information?
What if I don't know the new girl/volunteer who joins my troop?
Are there troop size requirements? What if there are special circumstances?
What if I have an opening mid-year?
What if my troop is at capacity?
Each Girl Scout household has a membership profile in the My GS portal. Troop leaders will have troop and family membership tabs, while primary caregivers will have access to only their family memberships information. Your email address is your username. Choose "Forgot Your Password?" if you need to reset it. You can access your My GS account at your convenience from your desktop or mobile device.
The Volunteer Toolkit
The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a time-saving online resource to help you make the most of every troop meeting and activity. It's designed for leading K-5 troops, but troop leaders working with older girls will find great information, too. The VTK provides everything needed to plan an awesome year of Girl Scouting. Watch this video to learn how to organize your troop with the VTK.