Registration & Screening Requirements

All volunteers must be registered members. All volunteers  who provide supervision to girls, handle troop money, cookies or fall sale products, members’ personal information, drive girls and sleep overnight with girls must also complete volunteer screening.

Required Courses For Troop Leaders
New troop leaders should take these courses before meeting with girls for the first time. All of these courses are available online.
  • Girl Scouting 101
  • Becoming A Volunteer
  • Forming Your Troop/Group
  • Meeting With Parents
  • Money Matters
  • Girl Scout Program
  • Safety-Wise
  • Meeting With Girls

Recommended Courses:

  • Working With Girl Scout Daisies
  • Take 3 Processes, 1 Powerful Program
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Daisy Leaders

Thank you for volunteering to work with Girl Scout Daisies!

Girl Scout Daisies are girls in Kindergarten through 1st Grade.

What Does A Daisy Troop Leader Do?

As a troop volunteer, you’ll serve as a partner and role model to girls. You’ll also work closely with co-volunteers, and you’ll be supported along the way by local volunteers who have “been there, done that” and council staff.  You will make a profound difference in the lives of “your girls," and they will change your life, too! Please explore this page and click on the links to see some tools and resources we have collected for you.

Who Can Be A Daisy Troop Leader?

Any registered and screened adult 18 or older, female or male who has completed the required courses listed on the right.

How Do I Become A Daisy Troop Leader?

New volunteers who wants to start a new Girl Scout troop should start with the 6 steps to start a troop. Just follow the steps in order, and you will be on your way to having your first meeting with girls. If you would like to find out how to volunteer for this role, please call 1-800-447-4475 ext. 3091 or complete the online interest card.

Safety First!

Two registered and screened adults must be present at all times when working with girls, and at least one of those volunteers must be female and not related to the other adult. At no time is a girl to be alone with only one volunteer. Make sure that you always have the appropriate adult-to-girl ratio when supervising girls at group meetings and for events, travel, and camping.

Girl Scout Daisy Adult-to-Girl Ratio Minimums

Group Meetings:
Two unrelated adults (at least one of whom is female) for this number of girls Plus one adult for each additional number of girls Two unrelated adults (at least one of whom is female) for each number of girls Plus one adult for each additional number of girls

Involve the Parents/Guardians and Family Members to Help the Troop

Forming your troop doesn't have to be daunting! Involve the other adults in the troop. Many hands make light work, and the role is more fun when it's shared. Browse the list of ways to involve friends and family as troop volunteers or have girls' families complete the parent interest survey and ask them to help. You will want to recruit your troop treasurer and troop registrar right away as they will help you open a troop bank account and register the girls and adults in your troop. Once you have found adults to fill the troop roles, just email them the link to their troop volunteer page, and they will be able to complete necessary screening, registration, and training requirements so they can get started!

Beyond The Troop Meeting

When your troop is ready to try new things like sell cookies, nuts, and magazines, and when they are ready to venture out on field trips, outings, overnights, and camping, then there are a few safety and training requirements below that you should be aware of. These are excellent opportunities for troop volunteers to help. Ensure that any volunteers that your recruit to fill these roles are screened and registered members who follow the Girl Scout Safety Guidelines at all times.

Before Going Away From the Meeting Place for Outings, Short Trips & Overnights

Before Participating in Product Sales

  • Recruit a product sale manager for the Fall Sall and for the Cookie Sale. Refer to this page for a complete list of training requirements and resources.
  • Product sale managers must take: Volunteering With Girl Scouts and  Fall Product Sale Training.
  • The cookie sale manager must take: Volunteering With Girl Scouts and  Fall Product Sale Training.
  • Review and download the Safety Activity Checkpoint for Product Sales.

Before Cooking or Sleeping Outdoors

  • Recruit a troop camping certified adult - Refer to this page for a complete list of training requirements and resources.
  • Troop camping certified adults must take: Volunteering With Girl Scouts,  Safety-Wise and Troop Camping Certification.
  • Review and download the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Outdoor Cooking, Group Camping, and Hiking or any other activity you will be doing.
  • Recruit a first aider. First aiders are required for troop camping. Make sure someone in your troop who is going on the camping trip is certified
  • Follow any necessary travel procedures for your trip

Resources For Current Daisy Troop Leaders