For each troop there is a team typically made up of one troop leader and one or more assistant leaders, along with other volunteers who will help the troop run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Troop leaders work directly with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and build courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.
The troop leader is responsible for organizing and delegating the adult volunteers and overseeing troop management. They should have the enthusiasm and ability to inspire girls’ interests and curiosity, and to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life where girls will: Discover themselves, Connect with others, and Take Action to make the world a better place. You must have the ability to work as a volunteer team to achieve your troop goals, and along the way, you will be inspiring girls to be the best they can be! However, the troop leader shouldn’t be responsible for everything in the troop. We encourage troop leaders to view themselves as chief communicator and coordinator, allowing other troop volunteers the opportunity to participate in running troop activities.