To join a troop, you can either:
Make sure to indicate that you are interested in the troop pathway, so you will be contacted about troop opportunities in your area!
More About the Troop Pathway
Joining a Girl Scout troop gives girls the opportunity to work with a group of peers in their grade level, in partnership with two or more adult volunteer troop leaders. Troops usually meet weekly or every other week over nine to twelve months. Many girls develop bonds that last a lifetime, and some troops remain together for many years.
In a troop, girls work together to set goals, plan and carry out activities, and celebrate their accomplishments. Troop activities can include completing service projects, earning Girl Scout awards, learning skills, getting outdoors, traveling and more.
With the guidance and mentoring of caring adults, girls develop their full potential, including teamwork and leadership skills to last a lifetime. Girls will:
- Relate to others with increasing understanding, skill and respect
- Develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making
- Contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others
Girl Scout troops currently operate in all 17 counties of western Washington State. New troops are formed throughout the year. Two volunteers and five girls are needed to start a new troop. New volunteers are provided a comprehensive orientation, support and program guides to make leading a troop easy, rewarding and fun.
Sampler Troops for Daisies and Brownies, available in some areas, run for six consecutive weeks and require parent attendance. Check with the Troop Program Manager in your area for availability. Program levels for troops are:
- Girl Scout Daisy: Kindergarten-Grade 1
- Girl Scout Brownie: Grades 2-3
- Girl Scout Junior: Grades 4-5
- Girl Scout Cadette: Grades 6-8
- Girl Scout Senior: Grades 9-10
- Girl Scout Ambassador: Grades 11-12