Start a New Troop

Welcome to Girl Scouts of Northern California!

Thank you for your interest in starting a new troop and becoming a Girl Scout troop leader! As a volunteer, your most important role is to be excited about everything this opportunity affords you: a chance to partner with girls and an invitation to play a critical role in their lives.

What Does a Troop Leader Do?

Troop leaders and assistant leaders form the core adult volunteer team for a Girl Scout troop. Troop leaders and assistant leaders work in partnership with the girls in their troop to:

  • Deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in an age-appropriate way, using the Girl Scout National Leadership Portfolio
  • Attend and conduct troop meetings
  • Communicate with troop parents and coordinate their contributions to the troop’s success

Ready to get started?

Just click on the 6 steps to the right in order, and follow the steps, and you will be having your first meeting in no time!