Ask not what Girl Scouts can do for you but what you can do for Girl Scouts…
Medford Girl Scouts is actively recruiting adults to help lead troops. We currently have more girls who want to be Girl Scouts then we have troops to place them in!
Being a Girl Scout troop leader, or an assistant troop leader, is lots of fun. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts holds regular trainings and there are ready-made programming ideas. One of the most important aspects of Girl Scouts is that it is girl-led and the goal of being an adult volunteer is to help the girls learn how to discover new skills and activities, connect with each other, and take action to make the world a better place.
Both men and women can volunteer to be troop leaders. You can either start a new troop or join a troop that is looking for volunteers to be assistant troop leaders. All troops must have at least two adults at every meeting so, if you want to start a troop, you can either find someone to start it with or Medford Girl Scouts will help you identify a co-leader. If you start a new troop, you and your co-leader will decide where, when, how often your troop will meet.
We are especially looking for Daisy and Brownie troop leaders (Kindergarten to 3rd grade.) As the girls get older, they stay with same troop and the troop ages with them. Here are the different types of Girl Scouts and their ages:
- Daisies, grades K-1
- Brownies, grades 2-3
- Juniors, grades 4-5
- Cadettes, grades 6-8
- Seniors, grades 9-10
- Ambassadors, grades 11-12
If you are interested in learning more, or if you have questions about how it all works and what’s involved, contact Rebecca Scott (Medford Girl Scouts Service Unit Organizer and Brownie Troop Leader) by filling out the form on this page: medfordgirlscouts.org/contact-us
You can also learn more about the troop leader trainings and review the “New Troop Checklist” by clicking on the links below.
If you are interested volunteering, it would be ideal to start planning now so you could hold your first troop meeting in the fall. We will help you publicize the troop to invite girls to sign up.