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Below are links to resources for leaders and volunteers. You can also search on Forms & Publications or look for frequently used forms on Featured Forms.

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Recruitment ToolsSafety | Special Events | Troop/Group Leaders


General Information

GSGLA Calendar

GSGLA Glossary 

Forms Library

GSGLA Policies 

Blue Book

Resource website for Volunteers: This website was created as part of a Gold Award project. It includes videos of simple projects as well as listings of volunteer opportunities in the County of Los Angeles, divided into Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Resource Website

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Website/Social Media

Troop/Group Website Guidelines

The following two forms can be used by the SU communication coordinator and/or website/social media facilitators to request information from their SU for posting on the SU website, social media, etc.

Service Unit Request to Post Form - Fillable Word Doc

Service Unit Request to Post Form - Print Version

How-to's of Online Communication - Resources for getting started with Twitter, Facebook, and Shutterfly

(Event flier design cheat sheet, which includes logo and trademark usage, and templates is under Special Events/Money Earning)

Public Relations

Important: The following templates and tools can be used to publicize service unit news to local media by all SU communication coordinators and/or publicity facilitators who have completed the required GSGLA Publicity Training. All volunteers must send drafts of press releases to for approval before sending to local media.

Press Release Template

Media Alert Template

Media Contacts Excel Table

GSGLA Editorial Style in a Pinch

GSGLA Fact Sheet

Photo Consent Form - Minors

Photo Consent Form - Adults

Cookie Program - Booth Sales Press Release Template

Cookie Program - Cookie Season Op-ed Tips & Examples

Outdoor Program

Day & Overnight Outings

Places to Go in Southern CA (Excel)

Indoor Cooking

No cook recipes

Heat and eat recipes

One Pot Recipes

Outdoor Cooking

Foil Pack, Ember Cooking Recipes

Griddle, Skillet, Buddy Burner Recipes

Dutch Oven Recipes

Outdoor Topics

Progression in the Outdoors Activity

Safety Water Counter Craft Activity

Overnight Forms

Adult Volunteer Behavior Agreement

Behavior Agreement for the Girls

Sleeping Arrangements Form

Overnight Planning

Detailed Overnight Trip Budget

Meal Kapers

Meal Planning Checklist

Meal Planning Worksheet

Overnight Camp Clock

Overnight Itinerary

Simple Overnight Trip Budget

Troop’s Own Planning Checklist for Overnights

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Recruitment Tools

Invite a Friend Campaign Tools (Use Nov. 1 - Dec. 1)

Flier templates, social media graphics, e-blast sample language

Flier Templates - use 8.5"x11" paper 

Daisy Flier Templates

General Flier Templates  |   General Flier Templates Spanish  |  General Flier Templates Chinese

Poster Templates - use 11"x17" paper

Daisy Poster Templates

General Poster Templates  |  General Flier Templates Spanish  |  General Flier Templates Chinese

Poster Templates - use 8.5"x14" paper

Daisy Poster Templates

General Poster Templates  |  General Flier Templates Spanish  |  General Flier Templates Chinese

Giveaways (stickers, bookmarks, bracelets)

Bookmarks, stickers, bracelets

Peer-to-Peer "Join My Troop" Invites

"Visit my Troop" quarter-page Invites  |  "Visit my Troop" quarter-page Invites Spanish 

Recruitment Interest Card

Adult and Girl Interest Card  | Adult and Girl Interest Card Spanish

Volunteer Business Card

Volunteer business card

Membership Renewal Video

Link to video

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Special Events & Money Earning

Event Forms

Special Events & Money Earning e-Form

Event Change Request e-Form

Final Report e-Form

Special Events & Money Earning e-Form (Sample)

Special Events FAQ


Special Events & Money Earning Manual

Event Budget Tracking Tool (Excel)

Event Flier Checklist

Design Cheat Sheet for Volunteers (AKA event flier guidelines, proper logo/trademark usage, and tips)

Event Flier Template for Word (for flier design ideas, view Design Cheat Sheet)

Event Flier Template for Publisher (for flier design ideas, view Design Cheat Sheet)

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Staying safe

Seat Belt Safety

Internet Safety Pledge (GSUSA)

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Requisitos de Seguridad para las Actividades - Safety Activity Checkpoints (Spanish version)

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Troop/Group Leaders


Finance Report Submittal eForm

Add On/Correction/Extension Finance Report Submittal eFormUse this link if you forgot to submit something in your original electronic submission, would like to submit a corrected item, or if you would like to request an extension.

Finance Report Auto-fill Ledger (Excel)

Troop Treasurer Position Description

Troop Treasurer Webinar

Budgeting Brilliantly

Troop Finance Workbook

Troop Budgeting Worksheet (Excel)

Troop Travel Budgeting (Excel)

Deposit Record Form (Excel)

Debit-Cash Receipt Form (Excel)

Troop Dues Record Form (Excel)

Payment Request Form (Excel)


Daisy: Flower Garden / Between Earth and Sky / 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

Brownie: Brownie Quest / WOW! Wonders of Water / A World of Girls

Junior: Agent of Change / Get Moving! / aMUSE

Cadette: aMAZE / Breathe / MEdia

Senior: GIRLtopia / Sow What? / Mission: Sisterhood!

Ambassador: Your Voice, Your World / Justice / BLISS: Live It! Give It!


Family Partnership Information Sheet

First 4 Brownie Meetings

Patrol Handbook

What I need for my girls to attend a...

Sample Agenda for Girl Scout Parent/Guardian Meeting

Troop Meeting

Meeting Agenda

First Aid

First Aid Kit Checklist

Adult Emergency Information and Authorization to Treat

Extended Travel: Health Exam Form

Health History and Automobile Form

Over the Counter (OTC) Form

Troop Member Forms

Additional Insurance Request Form

Parent Permission Form: Word | PDF (We are presently experiencing a glitch with this PDF form and are diligently working toward a resolution. If you do not have Adobe PDF Reader, the form is not savable; however, the form can be completed and printed. The Word version is available above.)

Troop Driver Form

Parent Permission for Sensitive Issues

Great Start Kit Worksheet

Parent Volunteer Survey

Volunteer Resource Pack Order Form


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