Troop Position Descriptions

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Troop/Co-op Troop Volunteer Roles

There are many ways for adults to get involved with a Girl Scout troop. All adults who choose to volunteer with Girl Scouts need to be current Girl Scout members, complete a background check, and take the CA Mandated Report training for Child Abuse and Neglect. 

Registration is completed through MyGS Member Account. The registration fee for adult volunteers is $25 and goes to GSUSA to pay for accident insurance covering participation in approved Girl Scout activities, program research and resources, training and services to Councils.  There is an additional fee for the background check.  Volunteers may request financial assistance  to help with the annual registration fee.

Role Name

Short Description

Approx.  Commitment

Troop Leader

Coordinate and deliver Girl Scout program for a troop/group through progressive, fun, and contemporary learning experiences. Leading girls and youth toward the goals and ideals of Girl Scouts.  Works in partnership with troop leadership team, ensuring safe and quality programs for their troop. Troops usually have 2-3 leaders to share the responsibilities.

8-10+ hours/month

Troop Assistant Leader

In collaboration with the Troop Leader, coordinates and delivers Girl Scout program for a troop/group through progressive, fun, and contemporary learning experiences. Leading girls and youth toward the goals and ideals of Girl Scouts.  Works in partnership with troop leadership team, ensuring safe and quality programs for their troop.

8-10+ hours/month

 

Troop Admin

(Co-Op Troops)

Primarily responsible for handling communications within the troop and with the service unit and council, coordinating the calendar, delegating roles, and managing forms.

4-6 hours/month

Troop Treasurer

Maintains the troop treasury and ensures that all troop financial procedures are followed according to council and troop guidelines. Help the troop develop its budget or spending plan, oversee all income and expenses, and manage all financial records, receipts, reports and monthly statements.

Varies, dependent on troop activities

Troop Product Manager

Ensure coordination of all aspects of the product program for your troop. Working with the girls and troop leader, you will help the troop budget and account for expenditures. This role is often split into the two roles listed below:

 

  • Troop Fall Product Program Manager

Coordinates the troop’s participation in the Fall Take Action Program. Supports the troop by coordinating family orders and maintaining inventory.

Seasonal - Fall 2-4 hours/week

  • Troop Cookie Chair

Coordinates the troop’s participation in the Cookie Program. As the Troop Product Program Manager, you will support your Girl Scout troop manage the cookie program by coordinating family orders, distributing and maintaining inventory of the cookies, and reserving cookie booth locations with our easy booth locator system.

Seasonal -Winter/Spring 8-10 hours/week

 

Troop Helper

Support troop leadership where needed. This can include sharing talents with girls/youth, coordinating field trips or chaperoning a meeting, trip or event. Some troop helpers specialize in the following roles:

Flexible, dependent on troop needs

Is first aid/CPR certified and has completed the GSNorCal training modules. Ensures the safety of youth and adults present during Girl Scout troop activities, outings, and events and administers first aid as needed.

 

Completes necessary Trip & Outdoor Basics training modules and assists the Girl Scouts in planning, budgeting, and organizing their activities.

 

Completes necessary training modules and assists the Girl Scouts in planning, budgeting, and organizing their troop backpacking experiences.

 

 

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Ready to Choose a Role? Visit MyGS Registration/Renewal Steps for information on how to add yourself to your desired role. 

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