While completing your online volunteer registration, you will be prompted to watch the GSUSA "Welcome to Girl Scouts" video. Following the video, you will answer five questions and complete this part of the process. Girl Scouts of Nassau County will follow up with a congratulatory email which includes a link to the required “Getting Started with Your Troop.” This training can also be taken in-person at one of our in-person “Getting Started with Your Troop” workshop.
Note: "Getting Started with your Troop" is a REQUIRED training.
Getting Started With Your Troop Training for Leaders
Getting Started With Your Troop is an excellent introduction to working with girls in a Troop. Some of the topics include; Troop dues, Tag–a-long insurance, uniform components, having your daughter in your Troop, planning a Girl Scout Troop meeting, plus so much more.
In-Person Option - There are no in-person Getting Started With Your Troop trainings scheduled at this time. Watch our programs/events calendar for future trainings.
Video Option - At the end of the training video, be sure to follow the link and complete the form to receive credit for taking the training. View the Getting Started with your Troop Training Video.
Getting Going Training for New Leaders (Optional)
Getting Going is the follow up to the introductory training, Getting Started With Your Troop training for Leaders. This training contains a lot of information for you as a new leader such as a review of Girl Scout traditions, how to be ‘Girl-Led’, utilizing the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) and more.
Getting Ready for Next Year Training: Live Webinar!
Getting Ready for Next Year is the final training in our 3 part new Troop Leader trainings. This webinar contains the information you need to feel prepared for your second year as a leader. Troop finances and hosting a parent/caregiver meeting are some topics that will be reviewed.
Other Leader Resources
The Volunteer Resource Center located in our Service Center at Girl Scouts of Nassau County is filled with books, browsing files, and program materials to help make your Troop meetings fun!
Once you have completed the online application process, you will
receive an invitation to join the MYGS membership community and will
have access to the
Toolkit (VTK). The VTK is a new digital planning tool that
gives you resources and program content to get your year started—and
keep it going smoothly! Fully customizable, the toolkit is digitally
responsive so you can plan and prepare practically anywhere. With the
new toolkit, girls and leaders can explore meeting topics and program
activities together, and follow the fun as they plan their Girl Scout
year. The VTK also will allow you to manage your Troop finances,
access your girl and family roster and track you girls’ achievements
and attendance. Learn how to navigate the VTK with these easy to
follow demo videos.
Volunteer Essentials This resource reviews important topics related to safety, managing money, planning trips and working with girls of all ages. Use it as a reference anytime you need it.
Blue Book of Basic Documents The 2017 edition of our Blue Book of Basic Documents contains important information and source documents, including the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, bylaws, policies, credentials criteria and standards for councils, our Congressional Charter, and more. Download (PDF) English | Español
Conflict Management There are many decisions to make when leading a Troop of Girl Scouts. Conflict may arise between Troop Leaders, parents and other volunteers due to misunderstanding, perception and emotions. Please take a moment to watch this GSUSA video about Conflict Management. The video contains some very useful tools and tips to use if faced with conflict.