Welcome, Girl Scouts - Diamonds volunteers!
Below are just a few of the resources available for you to prepare yourself to be a more successful volunteer. With information and training from GSUSA and these council-specific resources, we're here to help you be a successful volunteer.
If you don't find what you need or have questions, please reach out.
Girl Scouts – Diamonds Council is divided into over 40 geographic areas known as Service Units. These areas are managed and staffed by volunteers and have three primary functions:
Service Unit Meetings
Service Unit team members and troop representatives meet several times throughout the year to share ideas, receive training, and talk about important announcements. Service Units may organize events such as community-wide service projects, summer day camps, family events, Cookie Rallies, World Thinking Day celebrations, and Award ceremonies.
Most service areas meet monthly during the school year and all troop leaders are encouraged to attend. If a troop leader cannot attend, a member of the troop committee should attend.
During meetings, troop leaders may network, give input about service area program opportunities for troops, and receive information from council staff.
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Each volunteer holding a position with a service unit and/or troop must sign the volunteer position description for each position held for the Girl Scout year. Please contact your volunteer specialist for the most up-to-date position descriptions. Volunteer@girlscoutsdiamonds.org
Journeys - Need a little help with the Journeys? Check out this page for everything you need to kick-start your Journey adventure.
Girl Scout Ceremonies - Background and how-tos for ceremonies of all types - flag ceremony, investiture, bridging, and more.
Girl Scout Bridging Guide - A comprehensive guide to bridging, from basics to step-by-step planning for every level.
Forms - From permission slips to awards trackers – we’ve got the forms you need!
GSUSA Tips for Troop Leaders - With this informative resource from GSUSA, you'll be ready to meet any challenge that comes your way. Tips for Troop Leaders supports both new and returning troop leaders as they encourage their Girl Scouts to grow into the leaders they were born to be!
Troop Pass Through Donation Request Form - Please fill out this form to request approval for a monetary donation or a gift-in-kind.
In Girl Scouts, we hope that most, if not all conflicts and disputes can be resolved informally by being sensitive and respectful to each other. Many complaints and concerns can be resolved if they are brought to the attention of the appropriate individual with a genuine intention to discover a resolution satisfactory to all parties involved. We believe in living by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. We ask that all Girl Scout parents, volunteers and girls do the same. Below is our Girl Scout Member Conflict Resolution Process and Form.
You may also find financial management tools and forms on the Forms and Documents page.
For questions, please contact your service unit treasurer, or email the Girl Scouts - Diamonds troop finance liaison.
For logos and other branding materials and information, please check out our Brand Center.
The Girl Scouts - Diamonds communications team works with local and state media (TV, radio, newspapers) to promote Girl Scouts as an organization as well as stories of individual girls/troops/projects throughout our council.
Service unit and troop PR volunteers can work with your Service Unit Public Relations Coordinator to promote your Girl Scout news and activities in local media. If your service unit does not have a PR coordinator, please reach out to the Girl Scouts - Diamonds communications team with any questions you may have about pursuing media opportunities.
Please keep in mind that there are not unlimited opportunities to promote all the Girl Scout activities happening in our council region, so we are thoughtful and strategic in what events and activities we choose to promote and encourage our volunteers to do the same.
A few basic things to keep in mind when considering any promotion in the media:
If an emergency situation occurs, Girl Scouts and volunteers must follow the Girl Scouts – Diamonds Emergency Procedures which include making NO statement of ANY KIND to the media. Do NOT give out any names or information. Ask the media to contact the Communications Department, at 800-632-6894.
Monthly e-news sent to all active volunteers the 15th of each month. View previous issues here.