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Volunteer Resources

To ensure you have everything you need to be successful in your role, the following resources are available to our volunteers.

All Volunteers

Blue Book of Basic Documents: This publication contains all of the basic documents of Girl Scouts of the United States of America.  It is the foundation for the work of all Girl Scout councils. Available online or in print by request.

Volunteer Handbook

Safety Activity Checkpoints: Safety checkpoints tailored for each activity girls might participate in. Available online and on the Volunteer Resource Guide disc.

Volunteer Essentials 2013 Home Study and Exam: Volunteer Essentials is a national resource, customized by each council. At GSCSA, it is the final step in any volunteer certification process. The home study is available online and on the Volunteer Resource Guide disc.

Girl Scouts University: An online resource for volunteers created by Girl Scouts of the United States. Contains trainings, blogs, and more.

Service Unit

Service Unit Basics

Troop Teams

Troup Teams Manual: See below for online Troop Teams training.

Intro to Leading Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Troops: An in-person introduction to leading troops of girls in grades K – 5. The training manual is available online and a printed copy is given to each volunteer that attends the training.

Intro to Leading Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Troops: An in-person introduction to leading troops of girls in grades 6 – 12. The training manual is available online and a printed copy is given to each volunteer that attends the training.

Troop Camp Basics: Covers essentials for fun, safe, and enriching camping. If you have never completed previous Girl Scout camp training, at least one adult in the troop must complete Troop Camp Basics before the troop may camp. This course is also recommended before day hiking. Troops and service units may request a training in their area.

Troop Camp Basics Exam: If a registered adult Girl Scout leader, volunteer, or parent has previous outdoor and camping experience, you are eligible to take the Troop Camp Basics test-out exam. Using the Troop Camp Basics Manual, please print and fill out the exam and return to GSCSA.

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