Troop Team's Guide to Success: This document contains helpful information for everything from volunteering with GSCSA, starting a new troop, planning troop meetings and events, working with girls and their families, and much more!
Volunteer Essentials: This searchable online tool is here to help answer your questions about the troop experience, engaging families, safety and more.
Volunteer Handbook: Read our council's volunteer policies and expectations, as well as detailed volunteer position descriptions.
Safety Activity Checkpoints: Safety checkpoints tailored for each activity girls might participate in. Updated summer 2021.
Troop and Service Unit Activity Approval Form: Submit this form for the following activities:
- Any travel beyond your normal meeting location
- Approval for high risk activities
- Approval for international travel
- Purchasing insurance for trips lasting more than 2 nights, insurance for non-member participants at any event, and insurance for international travel
Outdoor Education: This page is dedicated to helping troops get the training and information they need before they venture outdoors with their troop.
Encampment Manual: Plan the best campout in service unit history! It’s filled with helpful information on how to reserve camp, plan activities, manage a budget, sample timelines, checklists, and more! Updated October 2020.
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.
Zoom License Request Form: Hosting virtual troop meetings? GSCSA is offering Zoom licenses to volunteers for $36/year! Troops can opt-in throughout the year!
Honor Troop Application: Each year, troops who complete the Honor Troop requirements and submit a completed application will receive a patch and year bar for all the girls in the troop.
Super Service Unit Application: Service units who achieve Super Service Unit status will receive a Super Service Unit patch, the opportunity to create a service unit logo that will be printed on a shirt or tote bag, a volunteer teambuilding day at their closest camp, be featured in GSCSA communications, and be strong contenders for the nationally-recognized President’s Award (separate application).
PRAY Chart: Religious recoginitions created by the faith communities for their members who are Girl Scouts