Ways to Help


Volunteer Your Time
Volunteers are crucial for the success of the Girl Scout Movement. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is proud to have parents, college students, business owners, community leaders, and other supporters give their time to ensure that our next generation of leaders is well-equipped with the skills and experiences they need to help make the world a better place.


Some of the ways in which parents can contribute include:
•    Lead individual badge activities
•    Coordinate service projects
•    Help with crafts
•    Lead songs
•    Be a cookie manager
•    Keep troop records (paperwork, financial account statements, etc.)
•    Manage a phone tree and email list
•    Chaperone for events and meetings
•    Be a driver for trips
•    First Aid provider
•    Attend monthly service unit meetings
•    Baby-sit volunteer’s children during troop meetings


The safety of girls is our highest priority. Please note that any adult, even a troop parent, who regularly interacts with children other than her own will need to complete a volunteer application and background check. This includes any parents who will be transporting or driving other girls, camping, or having access to girls’ or families’ personal information. At least two registered troop volunteers (more depending on safety ratios) must be present with the girls at all times.


Participate in the Family Campaign

Another valuable way for parents to help support the Girl Scout Experience is to participate in the Family Campaign. This campaign – called Strive for Twenty-Five! – encourages donations of all amounts. It’s easy to participate! When you pay your daughter’s membership dues, you can round your payment up to at least $25 which will cover the $15 dues and the remaining money will go directly to support Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland.  Daughters of families that participate in Strive for Twenty-five! receive a family giving campaign patch as a thank you for your support.


Never has it been so important for our Girl Scout families to partner with us in our work with girls! One hundred percent – every penny of every donation is used in our council jurisdiction to strengthen and help deliver the dynamic programs that will help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Thank you for your participation!