A Girl Scout troop, or a group of Girl Scouts and volunteers that meet regularly, is one of many ways to participate in Girl Scouting. Troops set their own schedule for meetings, decide what activities they want to enjoy, and find ways to improve their community.
Learn how to start your own local troop and help Girl Scouts make a difference in their community.
If you’re ready to be a champion for Girl Scouts and help them grow their courage, resilience, and can-do spirit, you’re ready to be a troop leader.
Girl Scout troop leaders are a dynamic and diverse group, and there’s no one “type” of volunteer. Whether you’re a recent college grad, a parent, or a retiree—really, people of any gender with a sense of curiosity and adventure who are 18 or older and have passed their council's screening process—your unique skills and experiences and your mentorship can open your Girl Scouts’ eyes to a world of possibility.
After becoming a member of Girl Scouts, you can choose your troop leader volunteer role through your Girl Scout account at MyGS (learn more about these roles by visiting this page. You’ll complete some trainings to help you succeed as well as undergo a background check before meeting with your Girl Scouts.
Teaming up with a co-leader or troop volunteers, you’ll decide where and when troop meetings take place, and then you’ll set up a meeting with your troop families to talk about things like meeting logistics and the roles they can play in troop life.
Our council staff and other volunteers are always here to help! View our Staff Directory or reach out to us on social media and we can help you with any task!