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Volunteer Essentials

Welcome to the great adventure that is Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers and mentors like you, generations of girls have learned to be leaders in their own lives and in the world. Have no doubt: you, and nearly a million other volunteers like you, are helping girls make a lasting impact on the world. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

This guide, Volunteer Essentials, is designed to support busy troop volunteers on the go. You can easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the troop year. 

Get started by browsing through these sections: 

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New troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the new Troop Team's Guide to Success, a resource designed especially for you!

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New troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the Troop Team’s Guide to Success, a resource designed especially for you! Plus, council staff and volunteer coaches are ready to help throughout your first year and beyond!

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) has a team of professionals dedicated to expanding Girl Scouts’ impact on girls, families, and communities in the Southern Appalachian region. Most frequently, volunteers in troop teams will interact with their assigned Experience Manager - who are always out and about in your community. If we can lighten your travel load, just let us know! Your Experience Manager’s contact info and other staff can be found on our staff directory

For Member Services reach out to info@girlscoutcsa.org or call 1-800-474-1912.