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Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is a comprehensive digital tool accessible via the web on your home computers, smartphones, and tablets to help you have a fun and successful Girl Scout experience.

Who Has Access to the Volunteer Toolkit?

Troop Leaders

Active volunteers registered for the current Girl Scout membership year and who hold a troop leadership role. There should be at least two volunteers with access to the same troop account in the VTK.

The VTK gives you program content and other resources to manage your troop planning all year long—and keep it going smoothly!

  • Plan the troop’s calendar year. The VTK offers two resources for planning your troop’s time: Year Plans and Meeting Agendas.
  • E-mail parents with one click.
  • Easily locate both national and local council resources, such as Safety Activity Checkpoints .
  • View the troop roster, renew girls’ membership, and update girls' contact information.
  • View Daisy - Ambassador Journeys and badges (to plan for troop meetings), including prepopulated tracks for younger and older Multi-Level troop groups (K–5 and 6–12).
  • Customize meetings by troop year with other badge and Journey options. Daisy, Brownie and Junior leaders can access pre-populated plans for every meeting.
  • Cadette, Senior and Ambassador leaders can access planning features.
  • Explore individual meeting plans that show a breakdown of every meeting, including a list of materials needed and editable time allotments for each activity within a meeting.
  • Record girls’ attendance at meetings and their badge and Journey achievements.
  • Add council or custom troop events to the troop’s calendar.
  • Complete the troop’s annual finance report using the Finance Tab.

Resources for Troop Leaders:

Service Unit and Administrative Volunteers

Volunteers who hold a service unit or administrative role and support troop leaders and families in their respective geographical area. Access is granted through GSMISTS based on placement in designated support roles.

The VTK helps troop leaders deliver easy, fun troop meetings year-round! With this step-by-step guide, you’ll discover how your volunteers can take their troop experience to the next level! What you’ll see:

  • Year, Meeting, and Resources Tabs will display with all functionality
  • Finance Tab without submission
  • Drop-down will allow navigation between roles (SU, Troop, IRM)
  • Explore Tab with all program levels

Resources for Administrative Volunteers:

Parents/Caregivers of Girl Scouts in a Troop

Each parent or primary caregiver has access to their troop’s VTK account. They have read-only permission for the meeting schedule and agendas, plus additional resources. Parent/caregiver accounts can only be accessed if the troop leader has set up a year plan.

The VTK is your digital key to all the amazing things your girl will experience this year! You’ll be able to stay up to date with your girl’s achievements and discover how you can make an impact. What you’ll see:

  • Your Girl Scout’s personal information, along with her meeting attendance and all the awards she’s earned throughout the year
  • View meeting dates/locations/topics and preview badge requirements
  • Tons of information to help you support your girl throughout her Girl Scout year! You’ll find helpful tools to show you where to put badges and pins on her uniform, explore awards she might be interested in earning, and even see the exciting things that await her as she progresses in Girl Scouting.
  • A snapshot of troop financials, once they’ve been submitted.

Resources for Parents/Caregivers:

Parents/Caregivers of Girl Scouts Not in a Troop (i.e. Juliettes or Individually Registered Members)

Each primary parent/caregiver of a currently registered Girl Scout who is not part of a troop will get troop leader-like access with their girl(s). Access is granted through GSMISTS based on confirmation of individually registered status.

The VTK is your digital portal for easy, fun Girl Scout activities year-round!  With the VTK you will be able to work with your Juliette to plan an amazing Girl Scout experience.

Resources for Parents/Caregivers:

How Do I Access the VTK

The VTK can be used from any computer or electronic device with internet capability. The tool can be accessed on www.gsmists.org by clicking the “MY GS” tab on the site’s top navigation. Then, you’ll login with your email address and member community password. The VTK works best when using Google Chrome as your browser.

Questions?

Reach out to us at customercare@gsmists.org