Troop Number Request Form

Are you starting a new troop? Request your new troop number by submitting this form.

Note: If you are planning to start your new troop for the upcoming school year, your new troop number will be assigned after July 1, 2019. Your group will then register as members for the 2020 membership year, and your troop can start meeting as soon as September 1, 2019.

While we are processing your troop number request you will receive an email with next steps to:

  1. Complete membership registration.
  2. Complete an electronic background check.
  3. Start your online basic training for new Troop Leaders.

Once you are a registered member and your background check has been approved by GSNorCal, your volunteer role as Troop Leader will become official and you will receive your new troop number.

Your troop will then be displayed on the Troop Catalog as an available option for new families registering for Girl Scouts. Our staff will contact you to answer questions and offer assistance.

If you have questions regarding the status of your form please contact Member Services at or 800-447-4475 ext. 2093

Girl Members

All new troops are preset to welcome 12 girls, GSUSA’s recommended troop size.

When a new member selects to join your troop and membership registration is completed, the registered Troop Leader(s) will receive an email with the new girl's name and parent/guardian contact information. When all available spaces have been filled your troop will be removed from the Troop Catalog.


Volunteer Roles will also be displayed on the Troop Catalog:

  • Troop Leader
  • Troop Treasurer
  • Troop Helper
  • Troop Cookie Manager
  • Troop Fall Product Manager

All volunteer roles require the completion and approval of a Criminal Background Check with Motor Vehicle Record. Once a volunteer role is selected and registration is complete, a personal invitation will be sent to each member from our vendor Verified Volunteers. The email will come directly from with the subject “Invitation From Girl Scouts of Northern California.” Once a background check has been reviewed and approved by GSNorCal, the role will become active.

Meeting Information

As Girl Scouts, we follow some basic parameters when identifying a meeting place.  Use this link to guidelines that will help you decide where to meet.

Here you can provide parents with a general troop location identifier of either ‘Located Near a landmark,  business, or cross street or Serving a school or district. Do not include an exact address. Adding a location identifier gives new families a general area in which the troop meeting will be held.

Choose one option from the drop-down menu and then type in your general location identifier. See example below.

Example:  "Located near Campbell Community Center" or "Serving Campbell Middle School"

Meeting Day and Time is required and can be updated at anytime. Please provide your best guess if you have not already secured your troop's meeting space.

Meeting Frequency (choose one): *
Meeting Day (choose one): *

While you’re getting set up as Troop Leader, let your new families know the troop's estimated start date. Please allow yourself 4-6 weeks to form your troop and complete your troop leader training before holding your first girl meeting.

Current Grade(s): *

Choose the program level that best fits the grade(s) selected above.

Troop Description

All new troops will have a troop description of:

This is a new Girl Scout troop. At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure they'll go on together—whether it's a troop meeting, community service, selling cookies or getting outdoors. Girl Scout troops choose activities, badges, and awards that give girls a wide-ranging experience building life skills as they gain new friendships.

If you would like to provide more information for new families considering your troop you may do so below.

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Troop Leader: Tell Us About Yourself!


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Last Updated March 2019

* Please Note: Once you submit this form, you'll have the option to print the form contents on the following page.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character that make the world a better place.  2014 Girl Scouts of Northern California