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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

These training materials and resources will make this troop year easier. Start exploring! 

Log in to gsLearn to explore free training modules such as: 

  • Successful Leader Learning Series: Through this course, troop leaders will receive an introduction to Girl Scouts and gain insight into how Successful Girl Scout Leaders: -Incorporate the 'Girl Scout Way' into thoughts and actions. -Know and apply GSLE when working with their troop to develop G.I.R.L.s  -Create a safe, inclusive, girl-led space which embraces troop diversity. -Understand and execute council specific guidelines around troop operations. -Begin guiding their troop into outdoor activities.

  • Facilitating Great Virtual Meetings: In this course, you’ll learn about how to create and facilitate an engaging virtual troop meeting. Be sure to check out the additional reference material section for more resources! You will: explore the main reasons for hosting virtual troop meetings; learn how to transfer current troop meeting practices to a virtual space; discover techniques and tips to create engaging virtual experiences; and learn how to keep virtual meetings safe.

  • Zoom for Girl Scouts: From setting up a Zoom account to using the meeting tools in Zoom, this course will guide you through learning how to use Zoom for meetings. 

  • Coping with Stress: COVID-19: Girl Scouts wants to make sure volunteers have tools that will be helpful in managing stress - both their own and that of the girls in their troop - during this uncertain time.

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.

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.

Check our council’s current COVID-19 guidelines before planning any troop activities. The situation with COVID-19 is fluid and, as a result, our guidelines change frequently. They are typically updated monthly, so be sure to review them as you’re making new plans for your troop.