Welcome to the Trailhead, the official Troop Leader blog of Girl Scouts of Northern California!
From the bustling Bay Area to the renowned Redwoods, Girl Scouts of Northern California is connected by more than just the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Since our council extends across 19 counties, we need a lot of help to support our 50,000 Girl Scouts. Our organization wouldn’t be the same without our dedicated volunteers, which is why we’ve created this blog in hopes of simplifying and enhancing your troop leadership experience. Whether you’re a new volunteer or a longtime troop leader, we’ll provide content that guides you down your desired path – wherever you hope to go, we want to help you get there!
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Here are some of the things you can expect from our upcoming posts:
- Quick and easy tips to help leaders with Girl Scouts of all ages
- Essential resources for leaders, parents, and volunteers
- Fun and creative activity ideas for your troop
- Personal stories and advice from Girl Scout experts
Your leadership journey begins here at the Trailhead, so stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe for updates!
Want to learn more about becoming a volunteer? Check out GSNorCal’s official website. Have something you want to see on the blog? Let us know in the comments below!
Leah Takahashi—Leah is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Girl Scouts of Northern California, where she creates content, plans blog posts, and promotes all things Girl Scouts in all formats digital. Leah joined Girl Scouts at the age of 5 and has been a part of the organization ever since (shout out to Troop 31213 – woot woot). During her younger Girl Scout days, Leah did everything from selling thousands of Girl Scout Cookies to serving as a National Delegate at the 2011 Convention and even earning her Gold Award in 2012. She may be young, but she’s got plenty of Girl Scout experience under her belt and is excited to share it with you!
SO EXCITED to see this blog!!
Thanks, Shannon! We can’t wait to share one of your posts!
YaY! I cant wait for some awesome advice!
Looking forward to reading more 🙂
What a wonderful idea. I can’t wait for the next one.
Congratulations to the Trailhead Team! Looking forward to seeing posts here in the future that all leaders and volunteers can benefit from.
I’m a troop leader from a Council in Florida. I’ve been enjoying your blog. Many of your resources are located within the GSNorCal volunteer portal. Do you have to be a member of your Council in order to be able to access your volunteer portal? It appears as if your Council has additional online tools that we don’t have. Thank you for help.
Hi Mary! The answer is YES! You can create a new account at http://training.girlscoutsnorcal.org/login/signup.php and view our resources and complete our online courses, BUT, many of our resources and courses have GSNorCal specific guidelines and procedures that are likely different from your council and training completion will probably not be recognized by your council. There are plenty of generic resources and courses on our site that have great information that will help you learn about Girl Scouts, just watch out for forms, rules, guidelines, and procedures and check with your council to learn the requirements for your council. Thanks so much for reading! 🙂