Troop leaders are at the core of many girls’ scouting experiences. In this section, you will find the tools and information you need to support girls at each Girl Scout level.
The Volunteer Experience Team at Gateway Council is here to provide additional support and resources to leaders and volunteers. These specialists have backgrounds in a range of topics, from STEM to art to the great outdoors.
They're here to brainstorm with you about activities for your troop, answer questions, work with you to start a new troop, and generally help you however they can. Visit our Staff Directory for a full list of Troop Support Specialists.
For more information, please contact:
Volunteer Experience Director
First, complete the Successful Leader Series from GSUSA (found on GS Learn). This series includes:
After completing these trainings, register for one of our New Leader Orientation sessions (via Zoom). Looking for topic-specific trainings? Head over to gsLearn to explore our on demand trainings.
Session Option 1- Friday, Nov 3, Noon EST
Session Option 2- Thursday, Nov 9, 10 am EST
Session Option 3- Wednesday, Nov 15, 6 pm EST
Session Option 1- Friday, Dec 1, Noon EST
Session Option 2- Wednesday, Dec 13, 6 pm EST
Use the links above to register for New Leader Orientation. You only need to attend one session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
Girl Scout Year Planner - It is time to plan your best troop year! Use this document to plan and schedule activities for each of the six elements of the Girl Scout Troop Fundamentals: Badges & Awards, Outdoor, Product Program, Traditions, Community Service, and Special Events.
Connect with other leaders in your community, exchange ideas, and stay up to date on community events and announcements by joining our community-specific volunteer Facebook groups!