Troop Number Request Form

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

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

Girl Scout troops need to be large enough to provide a cooperative learning environment, but small enough to allow development of individual girls. That’s why all new troops are set to welcome 12 girls, GSUSA’s research-backed 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 girl spaces have been filled your troop will be removed from the Troop Catalog.

Contact Member Services at if you need to adjust the total number of girls.


Volunteer Roles will also be displayed on the Troop Catalog:

  • Troop Leader
  • Assistant Troop Leader
  • Troop Treasurer
  • Troop Helper
  • Troop Product Program Manager
  • Troop Fall Product Program 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 Sterling 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.