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Volunteer Essentials

Welcome to the great adventure that is Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers and mentors like you, generations of girls have learned to be leaders in their own lives and in the world. Have no doubt: you, and nearly a million other volunteers like you, are helping girls make a lasting impact on the world. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

This guide, Volunteer Essentials, is designed to support busy troop volunteers on the go. You can easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the troop year. 

Get started by browsing through these sections: 

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VolunteerEssentials-Icons_Engaging Girl & Families
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New troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the New Leader’s Guide to Success, a resource designed especially for you! Plus, council staff and volunteer coaches are ready to help throughout your first year and beyond!

New Leader Guide

Whatever your volunteer position, your hard work means girls will embark on new adventures, make friendships that last a lifetime, and deepen their connection to their community and the world. We’re calling on all members of society to help girls reach their full potential, and you’ve answered that call.

So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

For more information, visit our website: or contact us at 1.601. 326.GIRL (4475).

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi (GSGMS) is the top leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade in Mississippi. In partnership with its committed adult volunteers, GSGMS serves more than 10,000 members in 45 counties in south and central Mississippi, helping them to become strong, confident young women. Through GSGMS’s outdoor adventure and camp opportunities, science and technology programs, health and fitness initiatives and environmental awareness activities, girls develop qualities and skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

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