We’re so excited to share information about our brand-new Customer Engagement Initiative with you! We've been telling you about the benefits of our new platform. Now, we’re ready to unveil all the amazing features.
All current registered adult members and parents/guardians of registered girl members will receive an email telling you about the “Girl Scout Member Community.” USAGSO will move onto the new platform on Monday, August 28, and we want all of our members to be ready for the new year.
Please open this email promptly–it will give you the details you need to create your new user profile in the GS Member Community, or “My GS.” This will be the place where you update your personal profile information.
Note: When accessing the community, we recommend using Firefox or Chrome. Can’t find the email? Be sure to check your SPAM folder
Simplified Troop Management
The new online Volunteer Toolkit (VTK), will help troop volunteers get what they need, when they need it! Troops can plan out their whole year and access a roster of all troop member information and access tools to facilitate communication between parents and troop leaders, all from a computer or mobile device. The VTK is designed to help improve the girl and volunteer experience. These online resources help volunteers work with their troops to plan troop activities their troop loves to do and coordinate these activities with a Journey. You have access to the VTK through “My GS.”
Note: The VTK is a troop management tool and will only be fully customizable to troop volunteers. Parents can view the VTK if their daughter is in a troop. Currently the VTK has meeting contents for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior years. Troop Leaders of older girls will have access to VTK and are encouraged to work with the girls to develop their year plans directly into the system. VTK content for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador years is under development at GSUSA.
The new online Opportunity Catalog will allow parents and volunteers to search for troops, locations and meeting days that work for them and show the volunteer positions that need to be filled to get the troop off the ground. Our goal is to assign volunteers to troops within a week of expressing interest, instead of the 4 to 6-week process of our previous system.
Especially for our Volunteers
Girl Scout volunteers are the heart of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. They extend the reach of Girl Scout values into our communities, support our girl members in their development and add a special vibrancy to our 104-year-old movement. Each of you plays an important role in helping build girls of courage, confidence and character who truly make the world a better place.
To learn more about CEI, please read the full list of Frequently Asked Questions.