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!
You are part of a Service Unit Team here at Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council. Your local Service Unit Team has experienced volunteers who are happy to help you with many of your questions, so be sure to connect with your local team or contact Customer Care at any time for questions as we are here to support you as well. You can reach Customer Care at 704-731-6500 for more information.