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Volunteer Resources

We know Girl Scout volunteers have BIG ideas about how to create awesome Girl Scout experiences for their girls. GSHPA wants to provide all the resources you need to make those ideas possible. 

Volunteer Essentials - GSHPA's Volunteer Essentials contains guidelines, best practices, and tips for how to work successfully with Girl Scout troops/groups.

Safety and Emergency Resources

Volunteer Toolkit

Social Media Policy - Signing the GSHPA Social Media Policy is a requirement for all volunteers to help us maintain an honest, friendly, and safe online environment for all members. 

Background Checks - Review required background checks and access links to renew your expiring clearances.

Badge Explorer - The Badge Explorer tool provides a comprehensive list of all available badges. You can filter the list by program level and/or topic. 

Badge and Insignia Placement Guides - Not sure where that badge goes? Check out these handy level-specific guides that show you where to place your Girl Scout badges and insignia. Or watch these short placement videos

Guide to Community Service vs. Take Action Projects - Here's a one page explanation of the difference between a community service project and a Take Action project. Girls complete Take Action projects at the end of Leadership Journeys and to earn Higher Awards. 

Certificate of Insurance Your troop meeting place or a venue that your troop visits may require you to complete a Certificate of Insurance form. Once you submit the form, as long as the information provided is complete and accurate, GSHPA will take care of sending a COI to the appropriate contact at your venue. You may also be required to fill out a COI request if your troop has any "high risk" activities planned. 

Opportunity Catalog - The opportunity catalog is a searchable list of all troops with available spots for new girls. Families can search the catalog during registration. Once a troop has reached it's desired maximum, it will no longer appear in the catalog. If you're unsure what your troop maximum is or wish to change it, please contact your Volunteer Support Coordinator.

GSHPA Brand Guidelines - The GSHPA Brand Guidelines document contains information about GSHPA logos, colors, and more. 

GSHPA Glossary - New to Girl Scouts? This glossary contains Girl Scouts words, terms and names that are commonly used for you to refer to. 

GSHPA MarComm Resources - The GSHPA MarComm Resources document contains various platforms, publications, and links available for you to use, including the G.I.R.L. Guide, the Annual Report, the Mission Moment Submission Form, a Council Map, Web Storefronts, and more!


Meet Our Volunteer Support Team!


Have questions about Volunteer Resources? Reach out to our Member Services team at 800-692-7816 or by email at