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Troop Leader Blueprint for an Amazing Year

Your Blueprint for an Amazing Troop Year

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Share in the fun and excitement as a Girl Scout troop leader! Troop leaders work with other volunteers to help girls learn new skills, explore new adventures, make new friends, and create lasting memories they will never forget...and neither will you!

Steps to Becoming a Troop Leader

Here are the simple steps to help you move forward to becoming a Girl Scout troop leader.

  1. Complete the registration and background check process.
  2. Log in to MY ACCOUNT and explore the tools that you will use throughout this year:  
    • My Troops – will give you your troop information and those who have registered.
    • gsLearn – Complete your first required training, located on your dashboard, “New Leader Learning Path” will be assigned to you.
    • Volunteer Toolkit - This digital platform is filled with meeting plans, tools and resources to make your role easier. Spend less time planning and more time having fun!
  3. Once you are an approved volunteer, you will receive a “Welcome” email connecting you to your local Service Unit Team.
  4. Set up time with your New Troop Leader Orientation with your Service Unit Team.
  5. Set your parent/caregiver meeting and get everyone involved!  
  6. Host your first troop meeting.  
Troop Leader Map to Success

New troop year? Bring it on!

Keep your troop going strong with these specially adapted badges, Journeys, and activities for virtual and safe in-person meetings, as well as current COVID-19 guidelines and resources. We’re here to support you as you help your troop thrive.

Program Ideas and Adaptations​

Power a fun-filled troop year with this curated selection of badges, Journeys, and activities to help you throughout this troop year.

Select a grade level
Multi-Level Troops

Training and Planning Tools
Local Support and Training

Online Learning for Troop Leaders, Troop Support Volunteers, and Service Unit Volunteers is available in gsLearn. For troop leaders, we also recommend clicking through the New Leaders Guide for Success for a bird’s-eye view of a successful troop year. Start exploring these training materials and resources to make this troop year easier.

We will be adding additional trainings throughout the year to the Event List so be sure and check the events list often.

Have questions for GSEOK staff? We host a monthly Leaders Zoom session on the third Monday each month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Representatives from Volunteer Support and other departments are ready to hear your thoughts and answer your questions in real time. For more information, email

Meeting Planning Tools

Check out these tried-and-true resources from fellow troop leaders who successfully adapted their meetings for in-person-safe and virtual settings.

Planning Activities

These volunteer-generated ideas can you help adapt to any meeting environment. You can also visit the program level pages above to view adaptations for specific badges and journeys.

Connecting with Families
COVID Guidelines

Check our council’s current COVID guidelines before planning any troop activities.

Stay up-to-date- on the requirements as well as updates and guidelines for safe troop activities by checking GSEOK COVID-19 Response page.

gsZoom Accounts

When you can’t meet in person, gathering virtually through Zoom keeps your Girl Scout sisterhood strong!

gsZoom Account Activation

GSUSA has worked up an amazing deal for accounts with Zoom. This year, GSEOK is providing Zoom accounts free for our volunteers to ensure you have the tools you need to keep Girl Scouts going!

Just fill out the GSEOK Zoom Activation form to request your account. We will process the responses on Thursdays, so note it may take up to 7 -10 business days to receive your account. At that point you will receive an activation email with instructions to complete the process. gsZoom accounts are valid through July 2021, can host up to 500 participants, and do not have the 40 minute time limit.

Using your gsZoom account to host troop meetings is a breeze! The account setting have been tailored to ensure the safety of our girls, and the account can only be used for Girl Scout activities.

Request gsZoom Account

Zoom Backgrounds

Share some Girl Scout spirit in every Zoom Meeting using the Virtual Background feature. To download the Zoom Backgrounds below, simply right-click the desired image, select "Save Image As...", and click "Save". Then open Zoom, select Virtual Background, and add the image. 

For instructions on how to set up backgrounds on Zoom, visit the Zoom Help Center.

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