Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) serves more than 16,000 girls and 5,700 adults in 30 counties and the cities of Emporia, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond, and Fredericksburg. GSCV is one of eight councils serving the state of Virginia. Membership is open to any adult female or male, who is committed to furthering the mission, goals and successes of Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts welcomes girls of all religions, nationalities, economic backgrounds, and abilities. All Adults, age 18 and older, can become members.
Join Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts are open to all girls and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and meet membership requirements.
Anyone who meets or can meet membership requirements shall not be denied admission or access to the Girl Scout program because of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status or disability.
Be a Girl Scout Volunteer.
What did you do today? As a Girl Scout volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to help girls build self-esteem and confidence. If you can't make a full year commitment or commit to a regular schedule, it's no problem. We offer flexible ways to participate.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has built girls of "courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place." Girl Scout volunteers are a diverse group of women and men whose expertise, skills, interests, and life experiences nurture each girl's individuality and leadership qualities.
Whether you choose to work directly or indirectly with girls on a short-term or long-term basis, you will get all the instruction, guidance, and support you need. Please note that some positions do require a background check authorization.
I'll help, but what are my options?
Girl Scout Troops need a partnership of leaders and parents working together as a team. There are many opportunities to support Girl Scouting, including the following:
- Act as assistant leader by helping plan/carryout troop meetings
- Provide transportation
- Research community service project options
- Coordinate trips and outings
- Chaperone trips and outings
- Help with telephone calls, paperwork, and record keeping
- Help write, type, or distribute monthly troop newsletter
- Coordinate emails for the leader
- Assist with Girl Scout badge or patch activities
- Snack coordinator
- Conduct the Annual Fund Campaign for our troop
- Coordinate product sales for our troop (Nuts/Cookies)
- Serve as a Booth Sale/Tailgate Coordinator for product sales
- Attend Girl Scout Leader meetings (service unit meetings) and take notes for leader
- Serve as first aider for our troop (certification required)
- Care for younger children during meetings
- Share skills, interests or hobbies – specific skills
- Serve as the camp trained adult for the troop (GS certification required)
- Serve as troop treasurer
- Act as the troop's local emergency contact during trips
- Serve as a troop reporter