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Troop Leader Blueprint

Troop Leader Blueprint for an Amazing Year

Your Blueprint for an Amazing Troop Year

New troop year? Bring it on!

Keep your troop going strong with these specially adapted badges, Journeys, and activities for virtual and safe in-person meetings, as well as current COVID-19 guidelines and resources. We’re here to support you as you help your troop thrive.

Program Ideas and Adaptations​

Power a fun-filled troop year with this curated selection of badges, Journeys, and activities to help you throughout this troop year.

Select a grade level
 
Daisies
Brownies
Juniors
Cadettes
Seniors
Ambassadors
Multi-Level Troops

Training and Planning Tools
 
Local Support and Training

Leader's Guide to Success

This training includes all the information needed to successfully run a Girl Scout troop (good for new leaders and established leaders who would like refresher) in NYC. Our Volunteer Support and Troop Engagement team facilitates this training via Zoom (monthly, and on as needed basis).

Are you curious about how to plan and facilitate fun and engaging virtual troop meetings? For the new membership year, we have created a new role to expand support for virtual programming needs. In addition to creating virtual content, the Virtual Strategy Lead Specialist can teach you how to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) while safe at home.

As we navigate through this transition, please email Customer Care with your virtual troop meeting inquiries.

Meeting Planning Tools

Check out these tried-and-true resources from fellow troop leaders who successfully adapted their meetings for in-person-safe and virtual settings.

Set up your gsZoom Account

Girl Scouts of USA, in partnership with ZOOM, is offering annual ZOOM licenses at a discounted price of $36 per license. ZOOM licenses can be used for all Girl Scout related events and meetings.

To qualify for a GSUSA ZOOM license, you must:

  • Be a registered co-leader for a Girl Scout troop
  • Have an active troop with at least two approved troop co-leaders (registered, background-cleared, and trained) with girls registered

Submit your GSUSA ZOOM license request via our online form below.

Once you have submitted your request, our team will follow up directly with next steps. We appreciate your patience through this process.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding ZOOM licenses or virtual troops, please email Kristen Glass.

Planning Activities

These volunteer-generated ideas can you help adapt to any meeting environment. You can also visit the program level pages above to view adaptations for specific badges and journeys.

Connecting with Families
COVID Guidelines

Check our council’s current COVID guidelines before planning any troop activities.

In-Person Meeting Guidelines


 

Have a friend who wants to learn more about at-home Girl Scout activities? Share the Troop Leader Blueprint with them and they can also participate in our Virtual Girl Scout programs available to Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts alike, completely free of charge!