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Volunteer Resources

We recognize that the foundation of a successful Girl Scout program depends upon trained adult volunteers and know that you are taking time out of your busy schedule to lend your talents to our organization. On this page and the linked Troop Leader Resources page below, you'll find materials that will make your volunteer experience simpler and more rewarding.

Volunteer Essentials (VE)

Edited specifically for our council, VE encourages your ongoing learning as a volunteer, is easy to follow, and is comprehensive. Read what you need now, and come back to it when you’re ready for more. (View a summary of changes made in the 2016 edition.)

Safety Checkpoints

Volunteers should review the relevant Safety Checkpoint before planning an activity with girls to be sure Girl Scouts' safety standards can be met. Our handy clickable menu at the beginning of the document lets you access just the information you need when you need it!

Online Criminal Background Checks (CBCs)

Volunteers aid in the safety the girls they work with by completing an online, required criminal background check (CBC).

Troop Leader Resources

Resources for you and your troop to help plan for a fun year of activities and badge earning.