MiCaSa Girl Scouts
of the Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast

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Troop Leader Support

Troop Leaders

Troop leaders are at the core of many girls’ scouting experience. In this section, you will find the tools and information you need to support girls at each Girl Scout level.

Daisies begin building life skills as they grow with new friends. They earn petals and leaves as they learn about themselves and Girl Scouting.

Brownies explore their world with their Girl Scout friends. They develop cooperation and other skills as they connect with their community.
Juniors: Fourth + Fifth Grades

Juniors begin to take charge of their experience as they plan troop activities as a team and choose take action projects that speak to them.

Cadettes: Sixth through Eighth Grades

Cadettes work with volunteers to plan community projects. They will gain self-confidence as they work with the world around them.

Seniors: Ninth + Tenth Grades

Seniors tackle challenges that require critical thinking skills and independence. They plan enriching activities as they look to the future.

Ambassadors: 11th + 12th Grades

Ambassadors work with their peers to make a difference in our world. They learn how to be an advocate for the causes they care about.



1. Background Check online here. OR fill out this form and mail it in to the address on the form. A background check should be done every three years.  If you need to renew, fill out this form.

2. Register yourself and your Girl Scout online here. Or fill out this Adult Membership Form (or en Espanol) for you and this Girl Membership Form (or en Espanol) for your Girl Scout, and turn them into your Service Unit Manager.



All Leaders and Co-Leaders must first complete the (above) steps to becoming a VOLUNTEER, and then:

1. Complete Girl Scouts 101

English Password : aboutGS101 

Spanish Password: aboutGS101

2.  Read the Quick-Start Guide of Volunteer Essentials  (or en Espanol).  Take this short Survey to confirm your completion of this requirement.

Please continue to use Volunteer Essentials as a resource to help answer most of you questions.

3. Contact your Service Unit Registrar to set up a meeting, to receive troop-level specific support.



1. Before you take your troop on any trip, your Leader and Co-Leader must complete Stepping Out. Here's the Stepping Out Manual, and here's the follow-up Stepping Out Test.  Once completed, turn the test in to your Service Unit Manager for review.

2. Beyond Meeting Courses (optional, and oportunities can be found on the GSCCC Event Calendar)

  • All About Journey Courses 
  • Level 1 First Aid and CPR (each troop should have an adult who is up-to-date on their certification)
  • Stepping Out is available as a face-to-face course -- if that better fits your needs.
  • Beginning Troop Camping 
  • Advanced Outdoor Skills 
  • Event Planning