Welcome to the great adventure of Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers like you, generations of girls are learning to be leaders in their community and around the world. Below are some the most important resources you’ll need to inspire tomorrow’s leaders.
The Bridge - Your One-Stop Volunteer Resource
The Bridge is a great online resource where we will be posting several stories per month to help you have the best Girl Scout year ever!
From monthly checklists for service unit success, to “digests” of previous Shout Out newsletters, to details about where to find helpful resources, The Bridge will be a great place to find the information you need as a volunteer.
Your Girl Scout year just got easier!
As a Girl Scout volunteer, you already know that your girls love Girl Scouts for the friends, the fun, and all the new things they get to try.
But what if there was a way to run your troop or group that saves you time and helps you plan so that you can spend more time with the girls? Meet the Volunteer Toolkit, the web app that makes it easy for you to get the most out of every troop or group meeting.
And here’s the best part—with the Volunteer Toolkit, you can say goodbye to digging through big stacks of books and piles of resources. It is accessible from your home computer, tablet, or mobile device—placing everything you need in one easy-to-access place that’s accessible on the go.
With the Volunteer Toolkit, troop leaders can:
- Access a whole year of Girl Scout fun by grade level. Year
plans come with pre-populated sets of meetings that give you plenty
of ideas for activities and all the resources you need at your
- Don’t see an activity your troop
loves in one of the pre-filled meetings? Well go ahead and add that
camping trip or visit to the science museum. Your year plan is fully
customizable. You can even change the order of meetings by just
dragging and dropping.
- Manage troop
- Access the girl and family
- Track girls' achievements and attendance
Volunteer Toolkit Tutorial Videos:
- Year Plan Options
- Setting Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations
- Meeting Plan Overview
- Adding Custom or Council Activities/Events
- Resources Search Tab
For a preview, check out the training videos above.
What About Parents?
- Parents can now access the VTK to see what their girl’s troop or group is doing (e.g, meeting information and which badges and Journeys she is working on).
- Parents can also view the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
Log in today! Click on My GS in the upper right-hand corner to get started.