Girls and adults participating as a Girl Scout troop usually stay together for an entire school year and meet at least twice a month—how often to meet is up to the volunteers and the girls! Troops can meet just about anywhere, as long as the location is safe, easily accessible to girls and adults, and within a reasonable commute. Typically troops meet in public spaces such as a school, library or church. In each meeting, girls participate in fun activities that engage them in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Some meetings may be a troop field trip rather than meeting at the regular location. A schedule of troop meetings should be provided by your daughters troop advisors to ensure all members can participate in the fun.
After girls join, they team up in the following grade levels:
Girl Scout Daisy, grades K–1
Girl Scout Brownie, grades 2–3
Girl Scout Junior, grades 4–5
Girl Scout Cadette, grades 6–8
Girl Scout Senior, grades 9–10
Girl Scout Ambassador, grades 11–12
Many hands make light work, and the role is more fun when it's shared. All troops are required to have at least two unrelated adults that are registered as troop advisors. Adults who volunteer with the troop on an ongoing basis (or more than two meetings) will need to register as Girl Scout members, complete volunteer application form, complete online learning course, review Girl Scout resources and submit to a background check for the safety of the girls.
Other ways to help your daughter's troop leadership team
Girl Scout troops are financed by dues, money-earning activities, and a share of money earned through council-sponsored cookie sale activities. The amount and frequency of troop dues is determined by the troop leadership team and reflects the activities the troop has planned for the year. Girls that are unable to provide troop dues will not be excluded from troop activities.
Money raised in the name of Girl Scouting is the property of the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council and not the property of individuals, service units or associations. Funds from group money-earning projects will remain with the troop treasury and are not the property of individuals. Troop money belongs to the entire troop and decisions on its use and spending will be made through the troop's system of troop government. GSMC Policy