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Volunteer Resources

Your one-stop-shop for the most commonly used forms and key volunteer resources.

Getting Started as a Troop

Are you a new troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the New Leader Learning Progression—an easy-to-navigate checklist to keep you on track during your first year!

Training for Volunteers


GSSNE’s online learning platform, gsLearn (accessed via sign-on through your MYGS login), is continually updated with new volunteer trainings, documents, resources, videos, and more! Whether you’re a troop, service unit, or council volunteer, there’s something there for you.

First year as a leader? You should begin your learning with the Successful Leader Learning Series, Girl Scouts Outdoors, and Troop Finances. After that, there are lots of courses to explore as your leadership adventure continues.

Second year and beyond? After completing your first-year learning courses, you can explore opportunities for returning leaders. The menu of options continues to grow!

Additional information about gsLearn can be found at

Troop Leader Success Series

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GSSNE’s new Troop Leader Success Series is designed to support troop leaders at all experience and grade levels through interactive, virtual workshops, presentations, and discussions. Check out some of the programs we’ve got scheduled and check back often to see the list expand. 

"HELP! I'm not a teacher!"
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
All Grade-Level Leaders: 7-8pm (virtual)
Join us to learn how to create simple, creative, and fun curriculum for badges, patches, and journeys and how this, combined with existing leader resources (Girl Scout guide books and leader networks), can elevate your girl’s experience and your fulfillment as a leader!

Healthy Relationships
Thursday, February 10, 2022
All Grade-level Leaders: 6:30-7:30pm (in-person and virtual options)
In this program, we’ll explore what it means to be a genuinely engaged listener, we’ll look at ways to improve interpersonal relationships, and how to understand and give feedback in a way that truly shows our appreciation for others. 

How to Lead Girls Through the "My Promise, My Faith" Pin
Thursday, February 17, 2022    
All Grade-level Leaders: 7-8 pm (virtual)
Join us and learn how to lead your Girl Scouts to earn the My Promise, My Faith Pin.

Wrapping-Up Your Cookie Year
Wednesday, March 9, 2022    
All Grade-level Leaders: 6:30-7:30 pm (virtual)
Learn all you need to know to successfully close your troop’s cookie season.

Year-End Ceremonies and Traditions
Monday, March 28, 2022   
All Grade-level Leaders: 7-8 pm (virtual)
Learn about year-end Girl Scout ceremonies and traditions, and ideas for incorporating them into your troop and service unit experience.

Planning Your Troop Year: Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital K–12 program tool that provides troop leaders with program content, troop management tools, and other resources to make running a troop easier than ever. If you’re already a registered troop leader, click MYGS to log in and get started. 

Fall Product and Cookie Programs

Resources are available online for Fall Product and Cookie Program sellers and volunteers, including training videos, live webinars, forms, guides, and more. Visit our Product Programs page for more information! 

Beyond Troop Meetings

Attend GSSNE programs, explore community events within your service unit, or plan your own troop day, overnight, or extended travel trips! For more information, see Girl Scouts Destinations.

Monthly Emails to Volunteers

S'more News is our fun and informative quarterly newsletter where we share all things GSSNE (Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England). 

GSSNE also sends out monthly emails to all volunteers that include important information specific to volunteers. Check out the latest Volunteer Monthly Updates below: 

Monthly Updates: May 2022 
Monthly Updates: April 2022
Monthly Updates: March 2022
Monthly Updates: February 2022
Monthly Updates: January 2022
Monthly Updates: December 2021
Monthly Updates: November 2021
Monthly Updates: October 2021
Monthly Updates: September 2021

If you are a current GSSNE Volunteer and you are not receiving the Volunteer Monthly Updates email, please contact so we can look into your volunteer and subscription record.