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Troop leaders are at the core of many girls’ scouting experience. In this section, you will find the tools and information you need to support girls at each Girl Scout level.

The Troop Support department at Gateway Council is here to provide additional support and resources to leaders and volunteers. These specialists have backgrounds in a range of topics, from STEM to art to the great outdoors! 

They would love to brainstorm with you about activities for your troop, answer questions, help you get a troop started up, or tackle issues you’re having trouble with. Visit our Staff Directory for a full list of Troop Support Specialists.

For more information, please contact:                                                          Sarah Crooks                                                                                                        First Year Volunteer Coach                                                    

New Leader Checklist

Successful Leader Learner Series, which includes:

  • GSUSA Foundation 1: The Girl Scout Way
  • GSUSA Foundation 2: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • GSUSA Foundation 3: Well-Being and Development
  • GSUSA Foundation 4: Understanding Troop Operations 
  • GSUSA Girl Scouts in the Outdoors

**New Troop Leaders will need to complete New Leader Orientation via Zoom, please contact First Year Volunteer Coach to schedule

Important First Year Documents

Orientation Schedule

Session 2 Thursday 10/13/22 at 10:00 AM EST
Session 3 Wednesday 10/19/22 at 6:00 PM EST

Session 1 Friday 11/4/22 at 12:00 PM EST
Session 2 Thursday 11/10/22 at 10:00 AM EST
Session 3 Wednesday 11/16/22 at 6:00 PM EST

Session 1 Friday 12/2/22 at 6:00 PM EST
Session 2 Thursday 12/8/22 at 10:00 AM EST

New Leader Office Hours

GSGC New Leader Office Hours

Held every Wednesday through the end of the year (6 occurrences, no office hours the week of Thanksgiving).

  • Nov 2, 2022 01:00 p.m. EST
  • Nov 9, 2022 01:00 p.m. EST
  • Nov 16, 2022 01:00 p.m. EST
  • Nov 30, 2022 01:00 p.m. EST
  • Dec 7, 2022 01:00 p.m. EST
  • Dec 14, 2022 01:00 p.m. EST

Join the Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 919 5262 7288
  • Passcode: 692004
Key Holidays (Coming Soon)
Year Plans
These plans (and more!) are available for Troop Leaders and Co-Leaders in the Volunteer Toolkit. 
Additional Resources