Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts logo with tagline "Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout"


Location: Grinnell (0.1 miles from Grinnell College)

Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Prepare her for a lifetime of leadership, and be the mentor she needs.  As a volunteer, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. They’ll each find their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ after all!

Needs: Help leaders with troop meetings or events. Help the girls earn badges.


When is service needed: We usually meet during the school year September thru May twice a month depending on the leader what day for the troop and once a month for a service unit event event.

Number of hours: Flexible hours, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer


  • In-person

Prerequisites: Some training is required for the council; this can be done online.

Background check required: yes

Training supplied: Girl Scout Volunteers learn and grow, too! We are committed to giving you the tools you need to succeed in your volunteer position. Whether you prefer online or in-person training, we have a variety of opportunities for you to grow in your leadership journey at your own pace!

Training opportunities include:

  • NEW! Troop Leader Academy: Foundations – Designed for new leaders, this self-paced, online training will show you what it takes to be a Girl Scout troop leader – learn the Girl Scout Promise and Law, how girls earn badges and patches, how to hold troop meetings, participate in product programs and more.
  • NEW! Troop Leader Academy: Elevate! – Designed for leaders with at least one year of experience leading a troop, this self-paced online training will help you become an expert at group dynamics and facilitating girl-led troop activities including Girl Scout ceremonies, special days, and money-earning projects.
  • NEW! GSUSA Girl Scouts in the Outdoors – This training will introduce troop leaders to what they can do to begin sharing the outdoors with their troop.
  • First Aid/CPR Training – GSGI recommends each troop secure a Troop First Aider, a registered adult volunteer trained in First Aid and CPR. In partnership with the American Red Cross, we offer a blended training option for volunteers that includes both online and in-person portions.
  • Cookie and Fall Product Program Training – These seasonal trainings ensure you’re prepped and ready to go when the programs start each fall and winter.

Equipment or logistics supplied: Troop leaders usually supply what is needed for meetings.


How to apply: Apply by calling Linda Tish at 641-990-6403.

Contact: Linda Tish,

Mailing address: Most meetings are at Drake Community Library, some are at the troop leader’s home in town.

Volunteers for:

  • One-time events: yes
  • Ongoing: yes, twice a month for meetings and/or once a month for service unit events

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