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Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Volunteer Essentials 2020-2021


Adventure Ahead!

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 a million other volunteers like you, are helping girls make a lasting impact on the world. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

This guide, Volunteer Essentials, 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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New troop leader? We’ve got you covered. Check out the New Leader’s Guide to Success, a resource designed especially for you! Plus, council staff and volunteer mentors are ready to help throughout your first year and beyond!

The name of our council is Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) Welcome to the GSHCC family! 

Have Questions? Need Assistance?
Our job is to help you succeed! Please contact our Customer Care team:
Live chat on 
916.452.9181 or 800.322.4475

Sacramento Regional Program Center 
6601 Elvas Ave. Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone 800-322-4475 or 916-452-9181
Fax 916-452-9182
Business hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday

Girl Scout Shops Hours and Locations
GSHCC Website and On-Line Shop:

Modesto Regional Program Center
3330 Oakdale Rd.
Modesto, CA 95355
Phone 209-545-3620 or 800-834-9899
Fax 209-579-3997
Business hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

In the event of a serious accident, severe injury, missing girl or a fatality:  CALL 911 or contact the appropriate authorities, 911 or police/sheriff and call our emergecy answering service at 209.575.5535.
Do not call the council office.


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