Volunteer Resources - Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA)
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Volunteer Resources

Your one-stop-shop for the most commonly used forms and key volunteer resources.

Girl Scouts at Home

Check out our Girl Scouts at Home page for virtual badge activities, journeys, and more for your girls! In the For Volunteers section, you'll find resources for hosting virtual troop meetings, virtual safety protocols, and Take 5, our video and audio podcast for volunteers.

Getting Started as a Troop

Are you a new troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the New Leader’s Guide to Success, a resource designed especially for you! Page 15 has a handy Getting Started Checklist for your first to-do items.  

Annual Troop Checklist

Use our quick and easy Annual Troop Checklist to help you remember important annual tasks for successfully wrapping up and beginning each troop year.

Training for Volunteers

GSEMA’s online learning platform, gsLearn (accessed via single sign-on through your My GS login), is continually updated with new volunteer trainings, documents, resources, videos, and more! Whether you’re a new or returning leader, a service unit team member, or a friends and family network volunteer, there’s something here for you.

First year as a leader? You should begin your learning with the Troop Pathway Orientation, the Essentials course for your program level (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette), and Financing the Fun. After that, there are lots of courses to explore as your leadership adventure continues.

Second year and beyond? After completing your first year learning courses, you can explore opportunities for returning leaders like Step-Up trainings for bridging leaders (Daisy–Junior), Stress Management courses for every Girl Scout level, Overnight Orientation, Outdoor Basics, and so much more!

Need help?  Contact Customer Care at customercare@gsema.org or 844-306-4736.

Troop Planning with the Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital K–12 program tool that provides troop leaders with program content, troop management tools, and other resources to make running a troop easier than ever. Log in now to get started. 

Fall Product and Cookie Programs

Resources are available online for Fall Product and Cookie Program sellers and volunteers, including training videos, live webinars, forms, guides, and more.

Beyond Troop Meetings

Attend GSEMA programs, explore community events within your service unit, or plan your own troop day, overnight, or extended travel trips! For more information, see GSEMA Guidelines for Planning Troop Activities.

Monthly Emails to Volunteers

Staying Connected (June 2020)

Staying Connected (May 2020)

Staying Connected (April 2020)

Staying Connected (March 2020)


Need help? Contact Customer Care at customercare@gsema.org or 844-306-4736.