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Steps to Becoming a Leader

Be a Troop Leader in 6 easy steps!

1. Apply Now:
- Complete a volunteer application online, which includes a background check.

2. Become a Member:
- Register with Girl Scouts of the USA.

3. Get Connected:
- You will be contacted by your local Membership staff for information about getting your troop started, once you have completed the online application.

4. Get Trained:
- Complete online training GS 101; Read Volunteer Essentials; or attend a face-to-face class.
- Learn all you can about the program level you will be leading by reviewing the Quick Start for your grade level.

5. Stay Connected:
- Attend monthly meetings with the neighborhood group of Girl Scout Troops (Service Unit).  You can network and get ideas and help from other leaders, volunteers and staff in your area.
- Expand your Girl Scout knowledge through additional training (Leaderama, Online Webinars).

6. Manage Troop Finances:
- Set up a troop bank account.