July 2013
Week 1

Volunteer Toolkit:  Troop Leader Resources   

Knowing what is out there         


Each month in your volunteer toolkit we will focus on a different Girl Scout resource.


Has your Girl Scout troop bridged to a new level? Are you looking for ways to help prepare a new volunteer? Girl Scouts of the USA has special online toolkits for K - 5 Troop Volunteers! Start by clicking here, and then choose the Daisy, Brownie, or Junior buttons to find your resources.

dbj buttons


Gold - Silver - Bronze   

Help girls earn their highest awards                  


Gold Award, Silver Award, and Bronze Award resources are online at and available for girls and volunteers to read at their own pace.


Important details:

  1. All girls interested in the Gold and Silver must submit a proposal to prior to starting their project.
  2. If funds are needed girls must submit a money earning or donation form to for approval
  3. After the committee has approved the proposal girls may begin their project
  4. Gold Award mentors are selected by the Gold Award committee
  5. After project completion girls must submit a final report to to receive approval for the award
  6. Troops may work on the Bronze or Silver, but the Gold Award is an individual project
  7. Projects may not benefit the Girl Scouts
  8. Troops must submit the Bronze Award Project Report to for approval to purchase pins

As always anyone can contact with questions or for more information about the highest awards.



Share YOUR stories   

What have girls been up to?                  


Not every Girl Scout Troop meets over the summer - but, girls have definitely been doing fun and amazing things with the support of caring volunteers like you! Troops have planned trips with cookie proceeds, service units have planned and hosted day and overnight camps, and girls have been attending summer activities around the state!


Please share your stories and photos from Girl Scout summer activities! Girls, parents, and volunteers can submit stories and pictures on our website here.


You may find your story shared in an upcoming newsletter or online. Let's celebrate all that Girl Scouting has to offer!



For Girls 



July 9-12

Animals Day Camp




July 12-13

She & Me Spa




July 16-19

Breathe Overnight Camp

Scott City



July 16-19

Girl Power Day Camp




July 18

Tools for the Task

Cowtown Museum




See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers



2013-14 Leadership Conferences details coming SOON!








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