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Become a Volunteer

Prepare her for a lifetime of leadership, and be the mentor she needs. Volunteer with Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.

Girl Scout Volunteers are cheerleaders, guides, and mentors that help girls develop essential life skills that will last a lifetime. No matter what volunteer role you choose, you will make an impact in a girl’s life at Girl Scouts. Getting started is easy and our Chesapeake Bay staff are here to help every step of the way. Begin your Girl Scout volunteer journey with these two steps:  

1. Registration

Every Girl Scout volunteer must be a registered member of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. The Girl Scout membership year runs from Oct 1 to Sept 30. At the close of each year, renewal of membership is required to continue participating. The adult membership fee is $25.00. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

  • During registration, select “Register as a volunteer”
  • When prompted, enter the troop number you wish to volunteer with. If you don’t know the troop number, you need to be connected with a troop, or you want to start a new troop, select UNSURE and a staff member will contact you for further assistance.
  • To apply for Financial Assistance, choose “Request Financial Assistance” on the payment screen. 


2. Background Check

All Girl Scout volunteers must complete a background check to ensure the safety and well-being of our Girl Scouts and adult members. Use the button below to complete the required background check, and follow these tips:

  • Use a laptop or desktop computer to complete the background check. The Asurint system does not support smart phone or tablet use.
  • The background check may seem repetitive but keep going until you hit the final submit button. You will receive a confirmation email once the form is completed.
  • The background check comes with a $6.25 fee. There are two payment options:
    1. For the self-pay option, please use portal code: selfpay
    2. For the council-pay option, please use the portal code: councilpay


Why Volunteer

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you will introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. Imagine the excitement, the impact, the memories made – those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts.  


Ways to Volunteer

arrow4-right_green_32Troop Leader/Co-Leader 
Work with a group of girls and mentor them as they make new friends and develop connections that will last a lifetime. 
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arrow4-right_green_32Troop Family and Friends 
Assist with driving, activity planning, snacks, money management, or other tasks necessary to keep the troop running oh-so-smoothly from week to week.
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arrow4-right_green_32Cookie Volunteers 
Coordinate the annual cookie sale at the troop level. Set up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light up when they earn rewards for being the best cookie sellers ever! 
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arrow4-right_green_32Service Unit Lead Volunteers 
Mentor adult volunteers to help Troop Leaders work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget. 
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arrow4-right_green_32Camp/Outdoor Volunteers
Join girls to explore the outdoors by serving as a Camp or Outdoor volunteer. Utilize your outdoor skills to create successful outdoor program experiences for both girls and fellow volunteers. 
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arrow4-right_green_32Committee Participation or Board Development
Are you interested in joining our Board of Directors or serving on our Board Development Committee?
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Starting a Girl Scout Troop

Interested in starting your own Girl Scout troop? Follow the instructions above for signing up as a volunteer and select "unsure" as your troop number. A Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay staff member will reach out to you to help you get started. Learn more about the logistics of starting a troop at Troop Leader Central.  


Have questions about becoming a Volunteer? Contact our Member Care team at or 1-800-341-4007.