Looking for Helpful Facebook Groups for Troop Leaders?

Facebook has incredibly helpful groups for Girl Scout troop leaders! Facebook’s mission “to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together” really holds up in the scouting community.

Facebook groups are so helpful for troop leaders.  They’re a great place to connect with new people, share knowledge, get ideas, and get needed support! The possibilities are endless.

So many groups – Where do I start?

There are literally 100’s of Girl Scout focused groups on Facebook.  Some are incredible, helpful, and resourceful communities.  Many more are inactive or have been deserted by their admins and now are filled with spam.  So how do you know which ones to join?  We’ve done a lot of the work for you! We’ve narrowed down the groups to this list of the most helpful Facebook groups for troop leaders.

What we Recommend!

Well, Girl Scout Leader Chat for one!

If you are a new leader, I would recommend joining one general all-level group; along with one level specific group – and of course Freebies & Deals for Girl Scouts & Youth Groups – because what leader doesn’t love free things!  If you’re involved in the annual Girl Scout cookie sale, Girl Scout Cookie Chat is a must!  Browse some of the more specific groups. See if any sound interesting to you and join!

Every group seems to have its own vibe; so try out a few different ones until you find the perfect fit.

Do you know of a great group that we missed?  Leave us a comment below so we can add it.

Troop Leader Central Facebook Groups

  • Girl Scout Leader Chat  “Calling all Girl Scout leaders and volunteers; past, present, and future! We have the perfect chat group for you! … This closed group is the perfect place to discuss all things related to scouts and scouting. Ask for or give advice, share your ideas & programs, share your troop antidotes, share your resources, share your successes & your failures, vent, learn, inspire … Have a question? We have thousands of members online at any time ready to help you out.”
  • Girl Scout Cookie Chat (& Fall Sale – Magazine & Candies)  “A place for Troop Leaders, Cookie Moms, Parents, Volunteers, etc. to discuss everything involved with Cookie Sales (as well as other sale campaigns). This is not a place to sell, buy, or trade cookies.”
  • Girl Scout Leader Shop – Buy & Sell  “A space for buying and selling all things Scout related! Including but not limited to badges, patches, t-shirts, jewelry, your own creations, vintage items… you name it!”
  • Freebies & Deals for Girl Scouts & Youth Groups  “This is a space to share & discuss all the great free (along w/deals) resources available to Girl Scout & other youth groups leaders.”
  • Girl Scouts Exchange -SWAPS, Flat Juliettes, PostCards, PenPals
  • Patch Programs for Girl Scouts & Youth Groups  “This is an international group for sharing & discussing patch programs for youth groups & home schoolers; including but not limited to Girls Scouts, Girl Guides, AHG, Frontier Girls, 4-H, and BSA.”
  • Girl Scout Camp Chat  “This is a space to discuss all things camp and how to camp with your youth group! This is a community for youth group leaders (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, parents, volunteers, etc.) to discuss the youth camping experience. This is a place to share ideas, ask questions, get help, and discuss everything about camping!”
  • Girl Scout Travel Chat (& other Youth Groups)  “This group is for those wishing to discuss all things travel. Share your experiences, get recommendations, make suggestions.”

Facebook Groups for Troop Leaders of All Levels

  • Girl Scout Leaders Chat “Calling all Girl Scout leaders and volunteers; past, present, and future! We have the perfect chat group for you! … This closed group is the perfect place to discuss all things related to scouts and scouting. Ask for or give advice, share your ideas & programs, share your troop antidotes, share your resources, share your successes & your failures, vent, learn, inspire … Have a question? We have thousands of members online at any time ready to help you out.”
  • GS Leaders
  • Confessions of a Scout Leader “This is a place leaders can relax and be themselves.”
  • Scouting Ideas & Plans for Girls “This group is a great way for Girl Scout volunteers to share Journey plans, Event ideas/plans, and other information and ideas with other volunteers.”
  • GS Ideas Shared! 

Facebook Groups for Girl Scout Daisy Troop Leaders

  • Daisy Scouts- GS “This group is for leaders, co-leaders, troop helpers for Girl Scout Daisies who are in kindergarten and first grade. “
  • Daisy Troop Leaders
  • GS Daisy Leaders Think Tank  “This is a place for all Daisy GS Leaders to share information and ideas, ask questions, and bounce ideas off each other as we learn to lead new girl scouts in their first level of scouting.”

Facebook Groups for Girl Scout Brownie Troop Leaders

  • Brownie Leaders  “This is a group for Brownie Girl Scout Leaders, Co-leaders, Cookie Parents and helping parents, to share ideas and use as a sounding board in all things Brownie.”
  • Brownie Troop Leaders
  • GS Brownie Leaders Think Tank  “This is a place for all Brownie GS Leaders to share information and ideas, ask questions, and bounce ideas off each other as we learn to lead our girls in our new level of scouting.”

Facebook Groups for Girl Scout Junior Troop Leaders

  • Girl Scout Junior Leaders  “This is a group for current Girl Scout leaders to share ideas in badge curriculum.”
  • GS Junior Leaders Think Tank “This is a place for all Junior GS Leaders to share information and ideas, ask questions, and bounce ideas off each other as we learn to lead our girls in our new level of scouting.”
  • GS Junior Leaders “This is a group for Girl Scout Junior Leaders and Co-leaders to connect. Use this group as a sounding board and to share meeting ideas, projects, badge programs and anything Girl Scout Junior related.”
  • Girl Scout Bronze Award Support Group “This group is to help support Junior Girl Scouts interested in earning their Bronze Award… This facebook [group] is for all girls and adults.”

Facebook Groups for Girl Scout Cadette Troop Leaders

  • Girl Scout Cadette Sharing  “This site is for Cadette Leaders to share good ideas, ask questions and respond.”
  • Girl Scout Silver Award Support Group  “This group is to help support Cadette Girl Scouts interested in earning their Silver Award. This facebook [group] is for all girls and adults.”
  • Cadette Scouts: Journeys, Badges & Awards “This group is all about what Cadettes do: badges, journeys, service bars, the Silver Award project and more! Anything pertaining to Cadettes is welcome here.”
  • GS Cadette Leaders Think Tank “This is a place for all Cadette GS Leaders to share information and ideas, ask questions, and bounce ideas off each other as we learn to lead our girls in our new level of scouting.”
  • Cadette-Senior-Ambassador Advisors “We’re here for Adults working with the three oldest levels in Girl Scouts.”

Facebook Groups for Senior & Ambassador Troop Leaders

  • GS Senior/Ambassador Leaders Think Tank “This is a place for all Senior/Ambassador GS Leaders to share information and ideas, ask questions, and bounce ideas off each other as we learn to lead our girls in our new level of scouting.”
  • Senior / Ambassador GS Idea Exchange “This is a group for sharing ideas related to leading Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Maybe an occasional vent – but want to stay positive and work together to keep these older girls involved.”
  • Senior-ambassador Girl Scout Activities “On this [group] Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts have the chance to post and talk about activities that are age-appropriate and fun. As ambassador girl scouts we’ve come up with some great activities and events and we bet you have too. Share the cool things you’ve done with your senior or ambassador troop here and inspire others to do the same.”
  • Girl Scout Gold Support Group “This group is to help support Senior and Ambassador girls interested in earning their Gold Award”
  • Girl Scout Gold Award “Whether completed or just starting, anyone may join to discuss and share ideas about the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. This page is created to help girls and leaders learn more about the Gold Award and to help scouts form their ideas into great projects that help the community!”
  • Cadette-Senior-Ambassador Advisors “We’re here for Adults working with the three oldest levels in Girl Scouts.”

Girl Scout Buy & Sell Facebook Groups

  • Girl Scout Leaders Shop – Buy & Sell “This is a space for buying and selling all things Scout related! Including but not limited to badges, patches, t-shirts, jewelry, your own creations, vintage items… you name it!”
  • Girls in Scouting Treasures, Patches & Badges (Etc.) Sell/buy “A site where anything to help the Scouting movement in buying or selling or swapping items, crafts, ideas/projects associated with Troops and their activities.”
  • Girl Scout Badges, Patches and More “This group is for selling, buying, and trading all things GS. Makes no difference if old or new, swaps, cloths, books, patches, pins etc……just as long as it is GIRL SCOUT merchandise.“
  • Girl Scouts stuff for sale/trade “Here is a [group] for you to post what you need or want for girl scouts! If you have something you no longer need, please feel free to post it! Uniforms, books, [petals], whatever it may be! )You can sell or give things that are girl scouts related, things for crafts for a troop, books for leaders and so forth.
  • GS Treasure Hunters “A drama free environment to buy or sell Girl Scout treasures”
  • Girl Scout Badge Ideas & fun Patches “This group is for sharing ideas about badge earning activities, AND a place to buy/sell/trade badges as well as other GS related items like patches, pins, clothes, books, accessories, and more.”
  • Girl Scout Badge Swaps “A happy place to sell buy and trade girl scout pins and patches.”
  • Girl Scout Collector Shows “To make Girl Scouts aware of any Collector Shows that might be put on by councils, collectors or other interested parties”
  • Girl Scouts resale vests/extra badges/books/patches

Misc. Facebook Groups for Girl Scout Troop Leaders

  • Girl Scout Juliette (aka IRMs, IRGs) “A group for individually registered girl scout members (IRMs), aka “Juliettes,” to network and share support and resources.”
  • Girl Scout Lifetime Members “Connect with other lifetime members of Girl Scouts of the USA!”
  • Girl Scouts VTK “This is a group dedicated to [Virual Toolkit] specific items and its content. It was created as an unofficial spot for fellow volunteers to share knowledge of the VTK and collaborate.”
  • Multi-level Girl Scout Troops “This page is for the leaders and volunteers of multi age or multi level Girl Scout troops.”
  • Girl Sprouts  “This UNOFFICIAL group for Girl Sprouts is a fun (not official) way for families/troops doing Girl Sprouts in an UNOFFICIAL way to connect and share ideas.”
  • Freebies & Deals for Girl Scouts & Youth Groups “This is a space to share & discuss all the great free (along w/deals) resources available to Girl Scout & other youth groups leaders.”

Travel Facebook Groups for Girl Scouts

Girl Scout National Convention Facebook Groups

Girl Scout Volunteer Role Specific Facebook Groups

  • GS Service Unit Managers/Coordinators/Directors “This group is for Service Unit Managers, Directors, Coordinators or whatever your Service Unit calls the lead position. The purpose of this group is to share ideas/thoughts and what works/doesn’t work in your Service Unit. Networking with other Service Unit Managers/Directors/Coordinators can help us lead our Service Units and make them a successful Service Unit.”
  • Girl Scout Large Event Coordinators “A group were service unit large event coordinators can share ideas for events, programs, etc… Why reinvent the wheel?”

Fun Patches & Programs Facebook Groups for Girl Scouts

  • Patch Programs for Girl Scouts & Youth Groups “This is an international group for sharing & discussing patch programs for youth groups & home schoolers; including but not limited to Girls Scouts, Girl Guides, AHG, Frontier Girls, 4-H, and BSA.”

Girl Scout Cookies & Fundraising Facebook Groups

Camping Facebook Groups for Girl Scout Troop Leaders

  • Girl Scout Camp Chat “This is a space to discuss all things camp and how to camp with your youth group! This is a community for youth group leaders (Girl Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Girl Guide leaders, parents, volunteers, etc.) to discuss the youth camping experience. This is a place to share ideas, ask questions, get help, and discuss everything about camping!”
  • The Outdoor Journey Idea Facebook Page – Unofficial “We are a Take Action Movement of Girl Scout Member-Volunteers, Girl Scout Staff Members (both council and National), Girl Guides, Boy Scout leaders, and other Supporters.”

Facebook Groups for Troops Wanting to Exchange Items

Facebook Groups For Earning Girl Scout Journey Awards

  •  GS Journeys “[Ideas] for any age level Journey”
  • Girl Scout Journeys “GIRL SCOUT Journeys are fun but, we all can learn from each other share your ideas here.”

Facebook Groups for Girl Scout Crafts

  • #GirlScoutsRocks “A place to learn more about rock painting and hiding, and to post specifically about #girlscoutsrocks hidden and found across the country and the world!”
  • Silhouette and Cricut for Girl Scouts “This group is for leaders and creators using Silhouette or Circut machines to make fun things for scouts.”
  • Cricut and Scouting “A group for Girl Scout and Boy Scout cricut (other machines welcome too) users to share information, ideas, tips, and tricks, files, and so much more.”

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