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Troop Leadership

Troop Leadership consists of two (2) non-related registered adults, serving as Leaders, and a Troop Committee who provide support. Community Development Coordinators and Managers are staff assigned to specific Service Areas. They provide information and ongoing support, and can connect troops with a wide variety of resources in the community.

*For complete information on Troop Management, see Volunteer Connect.

Registering Your Troop

All girl and adult members must be registered with GSUSA. To be considered “On Time” registration, membership materials should be received at a Service Center by September 30 of each year. However, registrations are always welcome throughout the year. Annual membership dues is $20 per girl, $15 of which is forwarded directly to GSUSA and $5 stays with GSNWGL.  Adult annual membership dues are $15 which is forwarded directly to GSUSA. Members are not covered under Girl Scout Insurance until membership materials are received at a Service Center.

*For complete policies and procedures on registering your troop, see Volunteer Connect.

*Financial assistance is available.

Family Partnership

To help ensure that high-quality programs are available to their daughters, parents and guardians are asked to make a financial contribution to the annual Family Partnership Campaign. This tax deductible contribution is usually made at the time of registration, but can be made at any time during the membership year.

Troop Leaders ensure a successful Family Partnership Campaign when they:

  • Lead by example and make their gift first
  • Ensure that information and material are distributed to each Girl Scout family
  • Encourage parents to inquire about matching gifts from their employer
  • Thank those who make a contribution

*For further information on Family Partnership and other Fund Development activities, see Volunteer Connect.


Troop Leaders are responsible for maintaining strictly confidential records and respecting the privacy of the girls and families we serve.

Confidential Materials held by Troop Leaders:

  • Parent/Guardian Permission Forms
  • Health History Forms
  • Girl Records
  • Troop roster
  • Troop Attendance and Dues Record
  • Financial assistance information
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