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Volunteering at Home

Despite the challenging times we're currently facing, Girl Scouts wants to be a source of consistency and connection in the lives of girls and their families. Thanks to YOU, our incredible community of passionate volunteers, you help make this possible, every day. Being virtual isn't going to change Girl Scouting at its core, it's just going to change the way that compassion and support is delivered. This page is a resource for you as you help us keep Girl Scouts going during COVID-19.

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Virtual Troop Meetings

Getting Started

It is unfortunate that COVID-19 is interfering with Girl Scouts’ ability to meet and learn together. Thank you all for taking steps to ensure the safety of girls in this difficult time. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools for your use, we are aware of several tools troops and Service Units are using for virtual meetings. See below for a list of free and low-cost tools that could be useful to you. We encourage troop leaders to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop’s needs. 

Girl Scouts must take the Internet Safety Pledge prior to participating in virtual troop meetings or Girl Scouts at Home activities.

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools with free versions 

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Chat and Collaboration Tools with free versions

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group's needs.

   

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Volunteer Social Hours

Join Girl Scout staff for an unstructured social hour where you can connect with other Girl Scout Volunteers, share your concerns, and brainstorm ideas for how to support your troop as we move to a digital GS experience.

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Online Volunteer Learning

Virtual Workshops
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Virtual Workshops

Girl Scouts of Western Washington will be relaunching our 4-part Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) virtual workshop series. Beginning Wednesday, May 13, at 6 PM. Join us every other Wednesday to explore ways you can broaden your inclusive lens by learning about the fundamentals of DEI, how bias shows up in our everyday lives, ways to identify microaggression, and more!

Online Courses Through gsLearn

Since October, our new online learning platform for volunteers, gsLearn, has been available. Now is a great time to explore some of the courses you haven't taken yet. Before you know it, you will be ready to take your Girl Scouts on brand new adventures.

Access courses on-the-go, track your progress, and more by signing into your MY GS account and clicking on the gsLearn logo. 

After you activate your gsLearn account for the first time, it takes up to 30 minutes for courses from our council such as the New Leader Learning Path to appear. Please check back in about 30 minutes and see if the course is visible. If you are still having trouble accessing after that time, or you do not see a gsLearn option after logging into MyGS, please contact Customer Care.

Customer Care: 1(800) 541-9852 or CustomerCare@GirlScoutsWW.org

 

Questions or concerns?

Call us at 1(800) 541-9852 or email us at CustomerCare@GirlScoutsWW.org. Our Customer Care team is available Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.