Are you ready to invite girls from your area to join Girl Scouts? The council has specially designed 1/2 page and 1/4 page flyers that can be customized with your registration event information. We can also provide digital flyers that can be sent out with electronic newsletters. Order requests for paper flyers should be submitted at least three weeks in advance of the date that they are needed, to ensure time for printing and delivery/pick-up. Digital flyers should be ordered at least two weeks in advance of the date that they are needed.
To ensure the safety of our girl members, every adult working directly with girls is required to pass a background check. If you are joining our organization as a volunteer, please complete a background check through Sterling Volunteers.
Volunteer Essentials provides all the information you need to be a successful Girl Scout volunteer. This guide is filled with information about Girl Scouting such as traditions, responsibilities, product programs, and awards. You will also find information specific to volunteering with Girl Scouts Heart of the South, such as tools, resources, and policies.
All volunteers are responsible for compliance with these policies when acting as a Girl Scout or interacting with Girl Scouts of the USA, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, or any other Girl Scout council.
When preparing for any activity with girls, always begin with the Safety Activity Checkpoints written specifically for that particular activity. Read the checkpoints, follow them, and share them with other volunteers, parents and girls before engaging in activities with girls.
There’s Nothing a GIRL can’t do……..
As you explore the many options to engage girls in exciting activities, you will notice that there are recommendations for some activities by age level. These recommendations have taken into consideration the emotional, physical, and developmental stages of girls. If an activity requires council approval, please email your request to participate to email@example.com.
You will be notified as to the status of your request as well as any additional requirements to participate in the requested activity.
The goal is for girls to feel confident and comfortable with each planned activity. Safety will always be our priority as we build girls of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.
Every adult in Girl Scouting is responsible for the physical and emotional safety of girls, and we all demonstrate that by agreeing to follow these guidelines at all times.
The Volunteer Toolkit is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient.
Your Girl Scout year just got easier!
As a Girl Scout volunteer, you already know that your girls love Girl Scouts for the friends, the fun, and all the new things they get to try.
But what if there was a way to run your troop or group that saves you time and helps you plan so that you can spend more time with the girls? Meet the Volunteer Toolkit, the web app that makes it easy for you to get the most out of every troop or group meeting.
And here’s the best part—with the Volunteer Toolkit, you can say goodbye to digging through big stacks of books and piles of resources. It is accessible from your home computer, tablet, or mobile device—placing everything you need in one easy-to-access place that’s accessible on the go.
Download the Volunteer Toolkit User Guide that fits your needs:
Log in today! Click on My GS in the upper right-hand corner to get started.
Log in today! Click on My GS in the upper right-hand corner to get started.
Girl Scouts is a beloved, iconic brand. Few brands are strong enough to be identified simply by a color or a shape, but we have both the unique shade of "Girl Scout green" and the singular Girl Scout Trefoil symbol working for us. EVERYONE in Girl Scouting has a role in protecting our name, our image, and our brand.
Creating a flyer or poster for your next event? Designing a t-shirt for your girls? Below are some resources – logos, fonts, and more – that you can use to make your materials look fantastic and Girl Scout-approved!
Any publicly visible materials that use the Girl Scouts of Heart of the South, logo, fonts, or any other branding must follow Girl Scouts of the USA brand guidelines AND be approved by Marketing and Communications please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow one week between when you send in the materials and when you need final approval.
Referencing Our Name
The words "Scout", "Scouts" and "scouting" should never appear without the modifier "Girl," and each word should be capitalized.
Girls, troops, volunteers, etc., are encouraged to use the Palatino font and its variations for any design materials created.
Choosing photos to use for your piece is extremely important. Remember to focus on moments that matter, we want the world to see and feel for themselves all of the amazing things our girls are doing and showcase the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Questions about branding? Email email@example.com
For all branded items, please contact the communications team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not able to make custom items for every troop and community, but we do need to approve your design.
The Super Troop Program allows your troop to earn extra money, recognition and a Super Troop patch, all for just doing the things you are already doing while experiencing Girl Scouts!
Bridging and Court of Awards Ceremonies help Girl Scouts celebrate and reflect on their accomplishments from throughout the year, such as bridging to another level, earning a National Leadership Journey award, or getting a Girl Scout pin. Bridging ceremonies mark a girl's move from one level of Girl Scouting to another and are often included in a Service Unit Court of Awards Ceremony at the end of the year.
Emailed to all registered adult volunteers and household accounts at the beginning of each month, Heartstrings contains the most current information about everything that's going at Girl Scouts Heart of the South and everything you need to know to make the most of your GSHS experience!
Find our most recent issues on our Council Communications page.
Controlling the Room - Tips for troop leaders on the best way to get the attention of the girls in their troop.
Leader-daughter Dynamic - Tips for how to manage when troop leaders have their daughter in their troop.
Parent Meeting - Tips for engaging parents in troop meetings and activities.
Positive Troop Environment - Tips for creating and maintaining a sage and positive troop environment.
Start-up Activities - Examples of successful activities for the girls to do at the beginning of the troop meeting.
Troop Safety - Tips for troop leaders to ensure they are following safety guidelines with their troop.
Welcoming New Girls - Tips for troop leaders to ensure new girls feel welcome as a new troop member.
West Tennessee Kickstarter FUNd
Funds are available to help Girl Scout troops with start up costs! Girl Scout troops in Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henry, Henderson, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion and Weakley counties are eligible to apply.
Click Here to view requirements and additional information.
The Girl Scout Cookie or Fall Product Program allows girls to learn and earn! To help you have an easy and enjoyable experience, our guides will walk you step by step through logging on to submitting your final orders, along with listing important dates, product information and more.