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 info@gsnorcal.org 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 info@gsnorcal.org if you need to adjust the total number of girls.


Volunteers


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 Sterling Volunteers. The email will come directly from TheAdvocates@SterlingVolunteers.com 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.


Troop 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.

Help prospective girls and parents searching the catalog with a meeting location identifier to help them make the best choice when selecting a troop:

  • Choose Located Near, if your troop will welcome girls from the local community. This will let parents know a general location without providing an exact address.

    Example: “Located Near the Campbell Library”, “Located Near Downtown San Jose”

  • Choose Serving Girls From, if your troop is specific to girls from a school or area, and indicate which school or area your troop serves.

    Example: "Serving Girls From Campbell Middle School", “Serving Girls from Alameda”

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): *
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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.

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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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