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Resource Central


Welcome to Resource Central. The documents below contain everything you need to know about volunteering with Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. From opening your troop bank account to taking your girls overseas, everything you need is here at your fingertips.

If your questions or ideas cannot be answered here, reach out to our Membership Support Team. 

Leader Basics & Volunteer Essentials
Safety Activity Checkpoints

Every adult in Girl Scouting is responsible for the physical and emotional safety of girls, and we demonstrate that by agreeing to follow these 12 Safety Guidelines at all times. As part of your safety responsibility as a volunteer, please become familiar with the safety information in the Safety-Wise chapter of the Volunteer Essentials Handbook 2015-2016.

Safety Checkpoints 

As you plan specific activities, use the checkpoints below to assist you in planning for a safe activity. Each checkpoint offers information on where to do the activity, how to include girls with disabilities, where to find both basic and specialized gear required for the activity, how to prepare yourselves in advance of the activity, what specific steps to follow on the day of the activity, and so on.

Community Partner Resource Guide
Service Unit
Useful Links
Volunteer Toolkit for Troop Leaders

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. Check out some of the toolkit’s top features below. Then watch the video playlist above for a detailed walk-through.

With the Volunteer Toolkit, troop leaders can:

  • Plan the troop’s calendar year
  • Email parents with one click.
  • View the troop roster, renew girls’ membership, and update their contact information.
  • View Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Journeys and badges to plan for troop meetings.
                o   There are three prepopulated year plans in the VTK for                     Daisy, Brownie, and Junior leaders, with 15 meetings each.
  •    Customize meetings by troop year with other badge and Journey options.
  • NEW! Access the VTK as a multilevel troop (troops with a mix of girls in Daisy, Brownie, and Junior levels).
  • Explore individual meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of the 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, such as Safety Activity Checkpoints.
  • NEW! Access 18 activities that now include a “Get Outside” option, which provides alternative outdoor options.           

Volunteer Toolkit Tutorial Videos:

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