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Adventure Ahead!

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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: 


Returning to In-Person Troop Meetings and Activities: Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteers

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!

[Councils: Link “New Leaders’ Guide to Success” to your customized version.

[Councils: You may want to insert a quick reference guide and council information here, including a list of whom to call, the web address for your council, and any social media pages or addresses relevant to volunteers.] 


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