Collaborate with a co-leader (an unrelated, fully-trained adult) to guide and mentor a group of girls as they make new friends and discover their personal leadership. Work with other caring adults to organize regular troop meetings; choose the meeting time, frequency, and location, and follow the steps below to become a troop co-leader. Check out the Troop Leader Learning Progression to get an idea of how we set you up for success!
- Become a Troop Co-Leader
- Complete your National Background Screening (once membership is complete, check your inboxes for an email from our partners VERIFIED VOLUNTEERS/STERLING containing a link to the national background screening). If you live or volunteer in Massachusetts, you must also complete the CORI. Background screens are valid for three years and must be completed through GSSNE’s service provider.
- Sign up
for troop leader training, starting with three easy steps:
- Successful Leader Learning Series: This step-by-step online orientation on gsLearn will give you all the information and confidence needed to start a troop including the required forms, safety procedures, policies, procedures, & standards for meetings, finances, and activities.
- Girl Scout in the Outdoors: Learn the importance of getting girls outside where they can explore, discover and connect with the world around them
- Troop Finances: Learn best practices in managing a troop bank account including record-keeping, policies and standards, dues, annual reports, reaching troop financial goals, and filing end-of-year reports.