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Troop Leader Blueprint for an Amazing Year

Your Blueprint for an Amazing Troop Year

New troop year? Bring it on!

Keep your troop going strong with these specially adapted badges, Journeys, and activities for virtual and safe in-person meetings, as well as current COVID-19 guidelines and resources. We’re here to support you as you help your troop thrive.

Program Ideas and Adaptations​

Power a fun-filled troop year with this curated selection of badges, Journeys, and activities to help you throughout this troop year.

Select a grade level
 
Daisies
Brownies
Juniors
Cadettes
Seniors
Ambassadors
Multi-Level Troops

Training and Planning Tools
 
Local Support and Training
Online Volunteer Training (gsLearn)

Volunteers and troop leaders can learn new skills, attend training and develop even more Girl Scout knowledge all from home using gsLearn

How to get started:

  1. Login through myGS and click on gsLearn. All gsLearn accounts are associated with the email address you have registered with Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. And that's it!
Volunteers will have access to the trainings below and more:
 
  • New Troop Leader Training:
    • 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 Supporting New Leaders Through Startup Troops
    • GSUSA Volunteer Toolkit Tutorials
       
  • Great for Existing and New Troop Leader Training:
    • GSUSA Successful Leader Learning Series
    • GSUSA Zoom for Girl Scouts
    • GSUSA Girl Scouts in the Outdoors
    • GSUSA Facilitating Virtual Troop Meetings
    • GSUSA Zoom for Virtual Meetings
    • GSUSA Conducting a Robert Building Party
    • GSUSA Conducting an Animal Dance Party
    • 313 GSGC-Virtual Troop Training for 2020 Fall Product Program

 

Troop Leader Facebook Groups

Connect with other leaders in your community, exchange ideas and stay up to date on community events and announcements by joining our community specific volunteer Facebook groups!

Meeting Planning Tools

Check out these tried-and-true resources from fellow troop leaders who successfully adapted their meetings for in-person-safe and virtual settings.

Zoom for Troops

Zoom licenses are available for Girl Scout volunteers through Gateway Council so you can begin or continue to meet virtually! Girls can stay connected, continue building their skills and have a blast no matter where they are.

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Planning Activities

These volunteer-generated ideas can you help adapt to any meeting environment. You can also visit the program level pages above to view adaptations for specific badges and journeys.

Connecting with Families
COVID Guidelines

Check our council’s current COVID guidelines before planning any troop activities:

  • As Florida enters Stage 3 of reopening, groups are able to continue meeting virtually or in person based on their individual preference. 
  • Group gatherings must remain 50 people or less and are encouraged to be outdoors.
  • Our properties -- Camp Kugelman, Camp Kateri, Fernandina Beach Little House and the Jacksonville Service Center -- are open for troop and group reservations and council sponsored events.
    • Please note that Camp Kugelman is in Alabama and is therefore subject to different guidelines due to the state's Safer at Home order effective until November 8.
  • All groups meeting in person should follow COVID-19 safety protocol such as social distancing (remaining 6 ft. apart), mask wearing, hand washing and location sanitation. 

 More information can be found here: 

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