Set up your new troop!
Fill out the Volunteer Registration form.
Parents and community members make a key difference in the lives of girls by guiding them through the Girl Scout experience! At GSNI-M, we want leading a troop to be a great time, which is why we'll support you every step of the way. We provide our leaders:
Common Questions About Leading Girls
Many parents have at least a few questions before standing up to lead their daughter's troop. Here are a few of the most frequent questions we hear:
Start Your Troop in 7 Easy Steps!
Decide to be a role model by joining Girl Scouts as a troop leader!
You can start reviewing the training resources available to you here.
Start looking for other adults to help!
Together, you'll need to decide on a meeting location, meeting frequency (day and start time), meeting start date (when you plan to start holding meetings), and what grade level (or levels!) your troop will include.
A troop needs at least two un-related, background check adults (one of whom must be female) to get started, and most leaders also look for additional help throughout the year. Troops can have more than two leaders, and they typically have additional volunteers to help with the Cookie Program, Fall Product Sale, as well as other adults to pitch in with snacks, field trips, and other activities.
Parents of other girls in your troop are prime candidates to help out, but adults from the community might love this opportunity too. We can recruit online for your troop, but people tend to have the most fun with adults they know in real life.Pick a Day, Time, and Location for Troop Meetings
Pick a Day, Time, and Location for Troop Meetings
It’s a great idea to start thinking about how your troop will get together right away. You can start contacting potential venues now as you complete your registration and on-boarding to find a good meeting space. Keep in mind:
Grow your troop!
It's never too early to start spreading the news about your new Girl Scout troop! While you wait to complete your on-boarding and get a troop number, you can talk to your daughter's friends, your neighbors, and other families in your community to make sure that your daughter will have a lively troop. As a bonus, more girls means more adults who will happily help you lead this troop. We have lots of resources to help you start!