Be a positive role model and become a troop leadership team member.
Collaborate with a co-leader to guide and mentor a group of girls as
they make new friends and develop lifelong skills. Need more
information? Check out the Troop Leader position description.
Start a Troop Today
Work with other caring adults to organize bi-monthly troop meetings. Gather your friends, choose the meeting time and location, and follow these steps below to become a troop leader. For more information about starting a new troop and registering girls, visit our Join webpage.
- Become a Girl Scout by completing your online membership
Already have a Girl Scout in your family? Use these easy-to-follow instructions to register yourself or other family members as Girl Scout volunteers. Are you the first in your family to join? Register here.
- Complete the CORI
Acknowledgement Form before meeting with girls; this form is
valid for three years. The safety of our members is our highest
- Sign up for troop leader training,
starting with two easy steps:
For additional information, check out the New Leader’s Guide to Success, a resource designed especially for our newest troop leaders.
New Leader Orientation
This step-by-step online orientation in gsLearn will give you all the information needed to start a troop including the required forms, safety procedures, the Volunteer Toolkit, membership requirements, meeting location information, troop bank accounts, strategies for involving girls’ families, and more.
Each Essentials session in gsLearn covers what you need to know to guide a troop of girls at your program level. Topics include how to use the Volunteer Toolkit to plan your year, earning petals or badges, Journeys, high awards (for Juniors and above), and how to promote and manage a girl-led environment. This course can be taken before you meet with girls or after your first few meetings. We recommend taking a new Essentials with each program level you volunteer with: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette.
- New Leader Orientation