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:
New troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the New Leader’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!
Whatever your volunteer position, your hard work means girls will embark on new adventures, make friendships that last a lifetime, and deepen their connection to their community and the world. We’re calling on all members of society to help girls reach their full potential, and you’ve answered that call. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
GSEP Publications & Resources
- GSEP News is sent out monthly to all registered members on our e-mail list. Please make sure you have not opted out of emails in MyGS to ensure you receive all email communications.
- Spark magazine is an annual publication for girls. It is published in August along with the Fall/Winter Program Guide. Spark features fun games and informative articles and is mailed out to members, but you can also download the current issue online here.
- Summer Camp Guide is an annual publication for girls. It is published in December along with the Spring/Summer Program Guide. The Summer Camp Guide features all of the Summer Camo programs being offered at our multiple camp locations. It is mailed out to members and the latest edition will be available in December.
- GSEP Annual Report: Click here to see the latest Annual Report.