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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!

Did you miss the "What's New for Volunteer Essentials" Webinar? To be updated on the new and important changes in the 2015-16 Volunteer Essentials, follow this link to view the recording. Click here for the PowerPoint slides.

2015-2016 Volunteer Essentials

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

Stand Up Paddleboarding: Safety Activity Checkpoints

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

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.