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Girl Scouting could not exist without committed, qualified adult volunteers. As a Girl Scout volunteer, you serve as a partner and role model for girls. Your dedication and service provide girls the opportunity to discover their values and skills, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. We appreciate all that you do.

The Volunteer Development Department plans and provides opportunities for Girl Scout adults to gain the knowledge and skills to perform their volunteer roles with competence and satisfaction. Ongoing and flexible adult learning opportunities are offered to ensure that you have the support you need as a volunteer in Girl Scouting. These opportunities provide learning that will not only help you work more effectively with girls but also may introduce new skills and behaviors into your work life, relationships, and personal development.

Recognizing the importance of having troop leader volunteers who are comfortable facilitating girl-led, developmentally-appropriate, interactive activities, the following standards have been established to ensure high quality and safe program delivery to girls:

Standard: Each troop must have one qualified leader present at all troop functions. The definition of a qualified Troop Leader (position code 01) in Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands is one who:

  • Has submitted a GSSC-MM Volunteer Application
  • Has supplied four personal references who are not relatives
  • Has a cleared background check on file
  • Has completed these two initial volunteer learning courses:
    1. Girl scouting 101 prepares volunteers to guide effectively the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the engine for everything girls do in Girl Scouting. This course is offered in person and online.
    2. Mountains to Midlands 101 is the introductory course covering procedures, policies, and processes used in Girl Scouting in Mountains to Midlands. This course is offered in person.

Standard: Any additional adult needed to meet the girl/adult ratio should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Has submitted a GSSC-MM Volunteer Application
  • Has supplied four personal references who are not relatives
  • Has a cleared background check on file
  • Has completed one initial volunteer learning courses:
    1. Girl Scouting 101

A volunteer who meets these qualifications should register as an Assistant Troop Leader (position code 02).

Girl/Adult ratios Girl Scouts has established girl/adult ratios for supervision based on grade level and they are found in the Quick Start Guide and Safety-Wise chapter of Volunteer Essentials 2012–2013



REVISED! Mountains to Midlands 101

REVISED! Volunteer Essentials

REVISED! Planning Trips Webinar

REVISED! Planning Trips Correspondence

CPR/FA: Each troop is encouraged to have an adult certified in CPR/FA to serve as the troop first aider. Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands provides for one troop adult to be certified in CPR/FA annually. The Fall Product Sales Program makes this opportunity possible. See the CPR/FA course description and session schedule for details.

CPR/FA are required before participating in specified activities as defined in Safety Activity Checkpoints and/or Volunteer Essentials 2012-2013. Refer to Volunteer Essentials 2012-2013, and/or Safety Activity Checkpoints for activities requiring the presence of an adult certified in CPR and First Aid.

Volunteer Learning Enrichment Three Processes, One Powerful Program is designed for the volunteer who has completed Girl Scouting 101. The course will help you make journeys, badges, and other activities fun and engaging for your girls and will also introduce new ideas to make your troop even more girl-led. We’ll stock your volunteer “tool box” with more ways to get your girls generating ideas, making decisions, working together, and having a great time. Come prepared to play, share ideas, and network with other volunteers; you’ll leave with a better understanding of how to create a powerful Girl Scout experience for your girls.

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