How to Start a Girl Scout Troop

How to Start a Girl Scout Troop

Have you ever wanted to start a Girl Scout Troop? Think about it. At least one person has started a girl scout troop in areas in which there aren’t any. There are quite a few steps to start a troop of your own, but nothing is impossible.

#1. Fill out a volunteer interest form.

In order to get started, you’ll need to fill out an interest form. After you have filled this out, you will be matched with the Girl Scout Leadership in your area.

#2. Complete a criminal background check.

In order to work with kids, you’ll have to do your due diligence in making sure the kids are safe. This means you’ll need to complete a criminal background check.

#3. Get the training.

The next step you will want to take when it comes to starting a Girl Scout Troop. There are a few training courses you will need to take. This might be different based on where you live, so make sure you check with the leadership in your area.

#4. Pay for your membership.

In order to be a member of the Girl Scout Troops, you will need to pay a membership fee! You will also need to purchase the materials for training the group in your area.

#5. Start your troop.

Now that you have done the most important parts of starting a Girl Scout Troup, you will need to start recruiting people. Keep in mind that you will need someone else to be present whenever you are doing meetings and they have to be certified by the Girl Scout Troops as well.

Have you always wanted to start a Girl Scout Troop of your own? Check out their website to make sure you follow all of the specific rules of starting a troop, this is just a guideline.



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