Volunteer

Steps to Become a Girl Scout Leader

You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last long after the meeting is over. Imagine the smiles, the excitement, the memories made—those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan.

Getting started is easy. Our staff and volunteers are ready to help you.


1. Apply

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  • Complete the Volunteer Application online at www.gshom.org. Click on "Volunteer/Become a Volunteer/Volunteer Application". The background check authorization and reference forms can also be downloaded form www.gshom.org. Click on "Volunteer/Forms ad Documents". Or, you can also call 1-800-497-2688 to connect to your nearest regional center and ask to have these forms mailed to you.

  • Sign a Volunteer Agreement.

    You will be contacted by a Girl Scout staff member via mail or email once your forms have been processed and the background check has been completed. Included in this correspondence will be an Appointment Letter/Volunteer Agreement.

  • Register as an adult member of Girl Scouts of the USA $15.

    Complete Adult Member Registration from and submit the $15 registration fee: by mail, by fax, in person, or go online at www.gshom.org. Click on "Register Online" at the top of the webpage. Follow the prompts to create a new account.


2. Prepare

  • Council Essential is a 20 minute, self-paced online orientation to Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, including policies and procedures. Go to www.gshom.org and click on "Register Online" at the top of the pages. Sign into your account and type "Council Essentials" in the search box on the top right to find the course and add it to your cart.

  • Attend a Troop Management Class

    Completed in-person with Girl Scout staff, administrative volunteer, or facilitator, Go to www.gshom.org and click on "Register Online" at the top of the page. Sign into your account and type "Troop Management" in the search box on the top right to find the class and add it to your cart.


3. Learn

  • Take a Girl Scouts Grade Level course within 90 days of your appointment as a volunteer.

    Completed in-person with Girl Scout staff or facilitator. Go to www.gshom.org ad click on "Register Online" at the top of the page. Sign into your account and type Daisy Grade Level" (or the appropriate grade level for you) to find your options and add it to your cart.

  • Meeting dates and times will be given to your by your Girl Scout staff contact. Benefits of attendance include:

    • Stay up-to-date with all the latest vital information
    • An opportunity to gain/share ideas and resources
    • Keep your skills sharp with training updates
    • A great way to network to other leaders

  • Take a Trip Planning course before venturing beyond your meeting space with girls.

    Completed in-person with Girl Scout staff or facilitator. Go to www.gshom.org ad click on "Register Online" at the top of the page. Sign into your account and type Daisy Grade Level" (or the appropriate grade level for you) to find your options and add it to your cart.

  • Take First Aid and Adult/Child CPR as required by our Safety Activity Checkpoints.

    Completed in-person with Girl Scout staff or facilitator. Go to www.gshom.org ad click on "Register Online" at the top of the page. Sign into your account and type Daisy Grade Level" (or the appropriate grade level for you) to find your options and add it to your cart.