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Become a Troop Leader

Girl Scout troop leaders are role models for what it means to lead with your heart. 

In leading a troop, you not only make a positive impact on Girl Scouts today, you show them the limitless possibilities ahead of them. Support Girl Scouts in learning to be true to themselves, work towards their dreams, and share in experiences they’ll remember for a lifetime.

How to Start a Troop

First, sign up to become a member of Girl Scouts. Then you can choose your troop leader volunteer role through your Girl Scout account at MyGS. You’ll complete some trainings to help you succeed as well as undergo a background check before meeting with your Girl Scouts.

Teaming up with a co-leader or troop volunteers, you’ll decide where and when troop meetings take place, and then you’ll set up a meeting with your troop families to discuss meeting logistics and the roles they can play in troop life.

Girl Scout leaders are supported every step of the way. The Girl Scouts of Greater New York council is always available to help you throughout your troop leader experience.

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