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Brownie Troop Essentials


As a troop volunteer, you’ll serve as a partner and role model to girls.  You’ll also work closely with co-volunteers and be supported along the way by local volunteers who have “been there”, “done that” and council staff.  Please complete this series of short videos/power points to learn more about leading your Brownie Girl Scout Troop.  After viewing each video, complete the short questionnaire and evaluation to get credit for this course. 

What Brownies Need

Mission, Promise and Law

Learn how and when you can use the Promise and Law in your troop activities.

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Welcoming a New Girl

Learn ways to develop a welcoming environment for your troop.

Parts of a Brownie Troop Meeting

Learn how the parts of a troop meeting can help girls get involved.

Brownie Troop Government

Learn how Brownies can manage their troop as part of a girl-led process.


Safety is always first in Girl Scouts. Learn best practicies for keeping girls safe.

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Managing Troop Money

With your guideance, your troop plans and finances its own activities. Coaching the girls as they earn and manage money is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Troop Trips

Learn to have a safe and fun experience when planning overnights and travel with your Girl Scouts. Review the Planning Trips page today!

Cookie Selling and Safety

Guidelines to follow to stay safe while selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Additional Resources:

  • Volunteer Essentials: Managing Group Finances

Planning Your Year

One of our most powerful online tools in the Volunteer Toolkit. View the 5 online demonstrations that will show you how this tool will help adults and girls make the most of their Girl Scout Experience.

Volunteer Toolkit Tutorials


Thank you for completing Brownie Troop Essentials! Please click here to complete your evaluation and get credit for this training.