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Leader Resources

 

Girl Scout Family Connection
This is your family's go-to, super-fun guide to getting the most out of this year in Girl Scouts!

Troop Leader Guide
This resource assists adult volunteers in navigating the Volunteer Toolkit, an online volunteer support tool.

Troop Dues
This resource assists adult volunteers in understanding troop dues collection.

Volunteer Toolkit User Manual
This resource assists adult volunteers in navigating the Volunteer Toolkit, an online volunteer support tool.

Troop Travel Resource Packet
This resource assists adult volunteers in preparing to take girls on overnight trips at museums, activity centers, lock-ins, and hotels.

Program Level Resources 
These Level Resource Guides are full of information and will introduce you to the grade level you will be working with including: the developmental characteristics of girls, an overview of the Journey and Girls Guide to Girl Scouting materials.  You will also learn to choose, plan and implement a Journey with the girls using the Volunteer Toolkit.

Volunteer Videos

2020 NJ Statewide Girl Scout Leadership Webinar Series
NJ Statewide Girl Scout Leadership Webinar Series

Thank you to Provident Bank for the Grant given to the 4 NJ Girl Scout Councils to create this 3 part series.

Excellence in Communication (Video 1 of 4)

Designed for all volunteers, the focus of this session is to provide skills and tools that will allow for effective communication and understanding amongst peers, troop leaders, girls, parents/guardians, and the community at large, resulting in the optimal Girl Scouting experience. 

Dialogue, Not Debate (Video 2 of 4)

In a world of increasing polarization, it’s easy to stop listening to “the other side”. This webinar acknowledges a highly-charged election year as well as the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Topics tie in with GSUSA Citizen badges and Journeys, and include: ethical decision making, civil discourse, and dialogue versus debate. Facilitator: Ariel Sykes, Assistant Director of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ.

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Teamwork and Teamplay (Video 3 of 4)

Explore teambuilding exercises on communication, innovation, creativity, leadership styles, time management, priority management, and goal setting in this webinar. Learn about each other - how each person thinks, works, solves problems, and has fun. This program is being run in conjunction with the 4 New Jersey Councils and sponsored by the Provident Bank Foundation.

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Sensitivity Training for Girl Scouts Volunteers ( Video 4 of 4)

Sensitive topic training specific to Girl Scout volunteers. Looking at current concerns and trends that may exist in our troops; what to look for, and what to do. Learn how to support your girls and their families. Potential topics: vaping, cutting, sexual orientation, etc. Registration deadline is Saturday, June 13. Webinar link will be emailed on Sunday, June 14.

2019 NJ Statewide Girl Scout Leadership Webinar Series
NJ Statewide Girl Scout Leadership Webinar Series

Thank you to Provident Bank for the Grant given to the 4 NJ Girl Scout Councils to create this 3 part series.

Celebrating Inclusivity (Video 1 of 3)

Presented and created by Amy Hassa, MSW, Young Advocate/MHFA & VMHFA Instructor. Part of our NJ Statewide Girl Scout Leadership webinar series. This webinar focuses on the inclusivity needed in every part of Girl Scouting from the Service Unit to the troop.

Addressing Children with Special Needs at Girl Scouts (Video 2 of 3)

Part of our NJ Statewide Girl Scout Leadership webinar series. This webinar hosted by Girl Scouts of Northern NJ, Brooke A. Donald, PsyD, Coordinator for Behavioral Medicine Services at Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, discusses the challenges Girl Scout Leaders face when addressing children with special needs at Girl Scouts.

Conflict Management (Video 3 of 3)

Part of our NJ Statewide Girl Scout Leadership webinar series. This webinar focuses on the skills needed to handle conflicts in every part of Girl Scouting from the service Unit to the troop.

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Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)

Volunteer Tool Kit (VTK)

This is a 25-minute video for leaders walking you through the VTK, and how to use it for your troop.

Controlling the Room

Controlling the Room

Tips for troop leaders on the best way to get the attention of the girls in their troop.

Leader-daughter Dynamic

Leader-daughter Dynamic

Tips for how to manage when troop leaders have their daughter in their troop.

Parent Meeting

Parent Meeting

Tips for engaging parents in troop meetings and activities.

Positive Troop Environment

Positive Troop Environment

Tips for creating and maintaining a sage and positive troop environment.

Start-up Activities

Start-up Activities

Examples of successful activities for the girls to do at the beginning of the troop meeting.

Troop Safety

Troop Safety

Tips for troop leaders to ensure they are following safety guidelines with their troop.

Welcoming New Girls

Welcoming New Girls

Tips for troop leaders to ensure new girls feel welcome as a new troop member.

Girl Scout National Proficiency Badge Logs and Charts
Girl Scout badges are a great way for a girl to explore her interests and learn new skills—and to remember every adventure and show the world what she’s accomplished. 

daisy

Daisies 
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brownie

Brownies 
Log | Chart

junior

Juniors 
Log | Chart

cadette

Cadettes 
Log | Chart

senior

Seniors 
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ambassador

Ambassadors 
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