Troop leaders are at the core of many girls’ scouting experiences. 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're here to brainstorm with you about activities for your troop, answer questions, work with you to start a new troop, and generally help you however they can. Visit our Staff Directory for a full list of Troop Support Specialists.
For more information, please contact:
First Year Volunteer Coach
First, complete the Successful Leader Series from GSUSA (found on GS Learn). This series includes:
After completing these trainings, register for one of our New Leader Orientation sessions (via Zoom). Then, if you're looking for more topic-specific training as you navigate your first year, join us for our Monthly Training Series! Plus, you can always explore GS Learn for even more trainings and resources.
Session Option 1 - Friday, April 7, Noon EST
Session Option 2 - Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m. EST
Session Option 1 - Friday, May 5, Noon EST
Session Option 2 - Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m. EST
Session Option 3 - Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m. EST
Session Option 1 - Friday, June 2, Noon EST
Session Option 2 - Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m. EST
Session Option 3 - Wednesday, June 21, 6 p.m. EST
Use the links above to register for New Leader Orientation. You only need to attend one session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
Our New Leader Training series is aimed to help New Leaders navigate the first year of their Troop Leader experience. Join us for a 30-45 minute training as we explore timely topics each month that will help you lead your troop to success!
This training takes place on Zoom and is intended for registered adults in a Troop Leader or Co-Leader role. Each training will be recorded and uploaded to gsLearn.
Upcoming dates and topics:
Girl Scout Year Planner - It is time to plan your best troop year! Use this document to plan and schedule activities for each of the six elements of the Girl Scout Troop Fundamentals: Badges & Awards, Outdoor, Product Program, Traditions, Community Service, and Special Events.
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!