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Online Support for Volunteers

We’ve got you, Girl Scout volunteers!

When you volunteer with Girl Scouts, you’ll uncover new strengths and build on them. And we’re here to help you shine.

Check out these online resources and training courses that you can access whenever, wherever to make the most of your volunteer experience.

myGS
My GS


My GS is your Girl Scout home base and how you access other great tools to manage the Girl Scout experience for your family and troop! By logging into My GS in the upper right-hand corner you can:

  • Manage your Girl Scout membership and all the memberships in your household and troop(s).
  • Find exciting in-person and virtual events for your Girl Scout, your family, or your troop to attend.
  • Maintain your contact information, preferences and manage any changes within your troop.
  • Access essential tools like the Volunteer Toolkit and gsLearn to make your Girl Scout volunteer experience a breeze!

 

Volunteer Toolkit
Volunteer Toolkit


The Volunteer Toolkit is your official source for delivering easy, fun troop meetings year-round! This fully customizable digital planning tool is accessible on any computer, tablet, or mobile device and provides you with Girl Scout program content, award requirements, and other resources.

Through the Volunteer Toolkit, troop leaders can:

  • Plan the troop’s calendar year.
  • View the troop roster and email families with one click.
  • View badges, Journeys and awards for all program levels including prepopulated tracks for younger and older Multi-Level troop groups (K–5 and 6–12).
  • Explore meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of materials needed and editable time allotments for each activity within a meeting.
  • Record girls’ attendance at meetings and their badge and Journey achievements.
  • Add council or custom troop events to the troop’s calendar.
  • Enter the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
  • Easily locate resources both national and local council resources, such as Safety Activity Checkpoints.

The Volunteer Toolkit isn’t just for troop leaders!
Caregivers and administrative volunteers can have access too.

  • Caregivers of Girl Scouts in a troop can see troop financial reports, download their attendance and achievement record and stay up-to-date on the great things the troop is doing throughout the year.
  • Individually registered Girl Scouts and their caregivers can access badges, Journeys and awards to take charge of their experience individually.
  • Administrative volunteers can see a demo version of the Volunteer Tookit to see all the programming available to troops and families, as well as provide support and training to their local volunteers.
gsLearn


gsLearn


gsLearn is Girl Scouts’ official online and on demand training platform. Confident leaders are prepared leaders, and these online learnings will give you all the info you need to be a great troop leader.

gsLearn isn’t just for volunteers! All members have access to this great tool. Click on myGS in the upper right-hand corner to login and check it out.

gsZoom

gsZoom


Zoom is an easy, reliable video conferencing and messaging platform with powerful security, that works across mobile and desktop devices. Safely meet with your Girl Scouts and families through virtual meetings to stay in-touch when meeting in-person is difficult. GsZoom is our unique partnership with Zoom organization to provide this essential product at a vastly reduced price point for our volunteers.

Think virtual meetings are for you? Contact us to get started!

 

 

Troop Leader Blueprint

Troop Leader Blueprint

Keep your troop going strong with these specially adapted badges, Journeys, and activities for virtual and safe in-person meetings. 
Troop Leader Blueprint


Guidelines for In-Person Troop Meetings & Activities

We ask all volunteers, girls, and parents to exercise extreme caution and stay up-to-date with the latest CDC and local health department guidelines. Please review GSU's guidelines for the most recent information on when and how troops can meet for in-person opportunities as well as participate in council programming. 

For camp protocols and requirements:
Camp & COVID Guidelines
COVID-19 Requirements for Large Gatherings or Events run by Volunteers


Volunteers, we're here for you as you mentor your girls. We want you to have the resources you need in one place so you can focus on providing an enriching girl-led experience. 

Are you a new troop leader? Start with our New Troop Leader Support and Ways to Participate

Council-Provided Resources

Troop Leader Tips - Open Office Hours

Open office hours are on hiatus for the summer. Stay tuned for the next open office hours this fall!

Invite-a-Friend

Invite-a-Friend

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you know how rewarding it is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. You inspire girls every day and provide them the tools to empower themselves. By inviting a friend to start a new troop, you’ll help even more girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership. Plus, you’ll get $30 for your troop and they’ll get a $30 GSU gift certificate for their new troop!

Download flyer and FAQs

Ready to invite a friend?

  1. Find a friend who would make a positive impact on girls
  2. Complete the Invite-a-Friend form
  3. Sign up and attend a Troop Formation Night together. 
  4. BONUS: You and your friend will get Girl Scout lanyards just for attending the event!

We'll help your friend's new troop get started. Once they join and pass an online background check, you'll both get $30 for your troops! 

FAQs

How can I qualify for the promotion?
As a volunteer, you can invite a friend to start a new troop by submitting the Invite-a-Friend form between October 26 - December 22, 2020. You must be at least 18 years old, a registered adult member with Girl Scouts of Utah for the 2020-2021 membership year (or be a lifetime member), and have a current background check on file.  

How many friends can I invite?
You can invite as many friends as you would like to start two separate NEW troops and qualify for the incentives. 

What does my friend need to do to qualify? 
Your friend will need to start a new troop by officially purchasing a membership and be an approved volunteer troop leader or co-leader by submitting an online volunteer background check no later than DEADLINE

What if the new troop has two leaders—will each leader receive a gift certificate? 
No, only one gift certificate will be issued per new troop to the leader that officially starts the new troop.  

What if my friend is already a Girl Scout leader? 
Your friend will qualify by starting a NEW troop (with new girl members) between October 26 - December 22, 2020, even if she or he is already a current volunteer and leader of another troop.  

Can the new troop be any level or grade? 
Yes, new troops of any level qualify if they meet the criteria of a new troop: one or more leaders with adequate number of adult volunteers and girls to meet safety ratios.  

How can the gift certificate be used? 
The new troop may use the gift certificate for any qualifying in-store purchase at GSU’s retail shops. We suggest using the gift certificate to purchase an insignia tab and pins for all of the troop leaders and a “Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting” book for the troop, plus a Journey book or badges/patches for the girls, if funds allow.

Questions? Contact Amanda Davis at adavis@gsutah.org or Mary Shipley at mshipley@gsutah.org.

Flyers & Social Toolkit for Recruitment

Social Toolkit
Use the photos and text below on social media to recruit girls for your Daisy and Brownie troops. Just click the image to download the file, right click on the image to save it, and, copy and paste the text into your favorite platform. Generic posts and additional age levels may be added in the future, so check back!

New Troop Leader Posts

Daisy NewTroopSocialPost

Sample Copy
I’m starting a Girl Scout Daisy Troop! We are inviting girls in pre-k and kindergarten to join, as well as any interested adults looking to be part of the girls’ experience. We will try new things and have lots of fun together! If you’re interested, send me a message or visit girlscouts.org/join. I hope you’ll get in on the fun!

Sample Copy
I’m starting a Girl Scout Brownie Troop! We are inviting girls in first and second grade to join, as well as any interested adults looking to be part of the girls’ experience. We will try new things and have lots of fun together! If you’re interested, send me a message or visit girlscouts.org/join. I hope you’ll get in on the fun!

NewMultiTroop_social

Sample Copy, edit with grade levels
I started a multi-level Girl Scout troop! We are inviting girls in [grade range] to join, as well as any interested adults looking to be part of the girls' experience. We will try new things and have lots of fun together doing what the girls choose! If you're interested, send me a message or visit girlscouts.org/join. I hope you'll join in on the fun!

Girl Scout Family Posts

GSDaisyFamily_SocialPost

Sample Copy
We’re a Girl Scout family and you should be, too! Our girl loves that she gets to make new friends and try new things with them, and we love watching her become her best self and learn how to take the lead! If you’re interested, send me a message or visit girlscouts.org/join.

Sample Copy
We’re a Girl Scout family and you should be, too! Our girl loves the STEM and outdoor activities she gets to do with friends, and we love watching her become her best self and learn how to take the lead! If you’re interested, send me a message or visit girlscouts.org/join.

GSMultiFamily_social

Sample Copy
We're a Girl Scout family and you should be, too! Our girl can be herself, make new friends, explore STEM, and participate in service projects with Girl Scouts. We love watching her grow in confidence and learn to take the lead. If you're interested, send me a message or visit girlscouts.org/join.

Troop Leader Forms
Troop Leader Resources
Printing Discount

Printing Discount
You can get the Girl Scouts discount at any FedEx Office & Print location in Utah! FedEx associates have asked that you visit their website before calling or visiting so you know what you would like to order. Make sure to tell them you are with Girl Scouts of Utah when you call or visit to place your order. If asked for the account number, please use 0927920255. If you have any issues, please email marketing@gsutah.org. 
* This discount may only be used for Girl Scout-related printed materials, not for personal use.