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About the Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a digital resource that supports troop leaders and co-leaders, making the process of running a troop easier and more efficient. Check out some of the toolkit’s top features below. Then watch the video playlist above for a detailed walk-through.

Through the VTK, troop leaders can:

  • Plan the troop’s calendar year
  • Email parents with one click.
  • View the troop roster, renew girls’ membership, and update their contact information.
  • View Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Journeys and badges to plan for troop meetings.
                o  There are three prepopulated year plans in the VTK for                     Daisy, Brownie, and Junior leaders, with 15 meetings each.
  • Customize meetings by troop year with other badge and Journey options.
  • NEW! Access the VTK as a multilevel troop (troops with a mix of girls in Daisy, Brownie, and Junior levels).
  • Explore individual meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of the materials needed, and editable time allotments for each activity within a meeting.
  • Record girls’ attendance at meetings and their badge and Journey achievements.
  • Add council or custom troop events to the troop’s calendar.
  • Enter the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).
  • Easily locate resources, such as Safety Activity Checkpoints.
  • NEW! Access 18 activities that now include a “Get Outside” option, which provides alternative outdoor options.
GSGC Incentives for Using the VTK

Troops who utilize the Volunteer Toolkit are eligible for rewards to expand their Girl Scout experience! 

Troops with an active year plan in the VTK from July 1-Sept. 30 receive:
• A “My leader uses VTK!” patch for each girl
• Store coupon for $10 off purchase of $25 or more^
• Entry into a drawing to receive a free weekend at a Gateway Council property*

Troops with an active year plan in the VTK from Oct. 1-12 receive:
• A “My leader uses VTK!” patch for each girl
• Entry into a drawing to receive a one-night stay at a Gateway Council property**

Troops with an active year plan in the VTK from Oct. 13-31 receive:
• A “My leader uses VTK!” patch for each girl
• Entry into a drawing to receive a one-night stay at a Gateway Council property***

^ Store coupon expires Dec. 15, 2017.
* Two troops per community will be drawn.
** Five troops will be drawn.
*** Three troops will be drawn.

Camp credits expire Sept. 30, 2018. Reservations are required; desired availability not guaranteed. Credits may only be used for troop camping. Credits cannot be used for community camporees, Summer Resident Camp, Day Camp or Journey camps. Credits are non-transferable.

Camp Kateri and North Fork: Troops must have a camp-certified volunteer and American Red Cross first aid/CPR-certified volunteer (or volunteer with medical designation of LPN or higher). Girl/adult ratios must be maintained, per Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Little Houses: Troops must complete Taking Trips training video and have an American Red Cross first aid/CPR-certified volunteer (or volunteer with medical designation of LPN or higher). Girl/adult ratios must be maintained, per Safety Activity Checkpoints.

  

What About Parents?

  • Parents can now access the VTK to see what their girl’s troop or group is doing (e.g, meeting information and which badges and Journeys she is working on).
  • Parents can also view the troop’s finances (depending on the council’s process).