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Volunteer Essentials

Welcome to the great adventure that is Girl Scouting! Thanks to volunteers and mentors like you, generations of girls have learned to be leaders in their own lives and in the world. Have no doubt: You, and nearly one million other volunteers like you, are helping girls make a lasting impact on the world.

This new digital edition of our Volunteer Essentials guide is designed to support busy troop leaders on-the-go. You can easily find what you need to get started on your Girl Scout journey and search for answers throughout the troop year. 

Think of Volunteer Essentials as your encyclopedia to Girl Scout volunteering: it’s here when you need it, but there’s no need to read it all today.

Get started by browsing through these sections: 

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Whatever your volunteer position, your hard work means girls will embark on new adventures, make friendships that last a lifetime, and deepen their connection to their community and the world. We’re calling on all members of society to help girls reach their full potential, and you’ve answered that call. So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

Council Information

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast

Check or call us for the most current information and hours of operation:

Council Offices
*See Council Shops information on our Shops page!

A Place for Girls- Regional office and program center

912 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

757-547-4405  |   1-800-77SCOUT   |   757-547-1872 Fax

Office Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed 

Elizabeth City Field Center

214 N. Dyer Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

252-335-2291 |   1-800-77SCOUT Ext. 1242  

Office Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday- Sunday Closed

Peninsula Service Center

894 J Clyde Morris Blvd, newport News, VA 23601

757-547-4405 |   757-591-7217 Fax

Office Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday Closed