Leading a troop may be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. In fact, some would-be volunteers are too intimidated to even step forward to lead. There’s an easier option. A “troop team” model spreads the responsibility for leading a troop among a core team of volunteers. No single person must carry a huge burden for the troop. Instead, many volunteers play unique roles to make the troop a success. In most cases, the troop is large or multi-grade-levels, with girls taking leadership roles.
The best part? Girls, parents, and volunteers in troop teams are happy. Things seem to naturally click into place! Watch the video below to see a troop in action.
What does a troop look like?
Because volunteers have smaller, well defined roles, training is easier. Each volunteer has her or his own set of training and resources that are easy to access. Most training is online. No one is overwhelmed, because everyone is working for the girls.
Watch a video of a successful troop from the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.