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Welcome New Leaders!

Below are some links and information to help you get your troop up and running.  Read on for the details!

Online Learning Portal - Training

To start your online training, visit the link below and create a login ID and password.  By answering the questions about your troop role and level, you'll be guided to the correct trainings.  Remember, you do not need to complete a training module in one sitting.  You can stop and start it as needed.  The system will also keep track of which trainings you've completed. 

Troop Paperwork & Forms

Documents can all be found on the GSNorCal website using the built-in search box.  Below are links to the most commonly used forms.

Other Helpful Links

"Your First 6 Meetings" guide to start off on the right foot.  Click on your level (large file, may take a moment to appear)




Girl Scout Playbook - the new, go-to-guide for planning a successful troop year (if you start here, most of the following resources are linked when helpful)

Volunteer Essentials - the comprehensive volunteer guide to Girl Scouting (pay special attention to the Safety-Wise section)

Girl Scout Store - online shopping for Girl Scout vests, pins, badges and more

Girl Scout Uniform Booklet - detailed how to set up guide from Daisy to Ambassador level

GSNorCal The Trailhead - subscribe to get resources, support, inspiration, and answers to your most pressing GS questions

GSUSA blog - stay up-to-date on all the latest news from the top!

Want to learn some camp songs? - Redwood City Troop 62462 earned their Bronze award by creating a YouTube channel to teach camp songs and ensure these traditions are passed along to new troops.


First Troop Parent Meeting Plan - what to prepare & important topics to cover are here in a file you can download & customize!

Volunteer Toolkit  - watch this video & learn how to utilize an online tool to make running your troop easier! (Da, Br & Jr only)

RWC School District Room Reservation Procedure

Once you've decided on your meeting day and time, fill out the facilities use form (called the Non-Daily Use Application) and submit it to the Facilities Department at the District Office.  They will contact your school's office for approval and meeting space assignment.


Following are some handy directions to help you complete the form:

  • Name of Organization/Group: "Girl Scouts of Northern California Troop (your troop #)"

  • Hereby makes application for use of "a classroom"

  • For "troop meetings"

  • Enter number of participants

  • Equipment needed "tables & chairs"

  • Mark "yes" for non-profit status (a copy is on file with the District Office and generally rental fees are waived during business hours)

  • Mark "no" admission/fees will not be charged

  • Fill in day of week, meeting dates, and times for the year

  • Mark "yes" for Certificate of Insurance with RWCSD as additional insured - it is on file with the District Office

  • E-mail the form to council for them to sign and date (troops are not legal entities and therefore cannot legally enter into contracts).

  • Once you receive the signed form, submit via email to or via fax number or mailing address listed at the top of the form.

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