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Volunteer Essentials

Volunteer Essentials is a reference guide to use as needed. It includes information about starting a troop, important safety reminders, and managing troop finances, and provides an overview of Girl Scouting!

Want to know about all the important changes to this vital volunteer resource? Watch the "What's New for Volunteer Essentials 2016-17" webinar here.
Download the webinar PowerPoint here

2016-2017 Volunteer Essentials

*Please note - When viewing the above PDF's, hyperlinks will only be interactive when using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser. When using Firefox, the document will need to be saved and accessed with an Adobe Reader in order to interact with any hyperlinks.

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Safety Activity Checkpoints go hand in hand with Volunteer Essentials. The checkpoints help you ensure the safety of your girls as you do activities throughout your Girl Scout adventure. You can download the full version which includes all activities, below:

Safety Activity Checkpoints

The checkpoints are formatted as checklists, so that you, your co-volunteers, and the girls can go through and check off that each step has been followed. Examples of checkpoints include kayaking, playgrounds, and theme parks.