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Troop of the Most

The purpose of this patch program for Girl Scout “Troop of the Most” is designed to fit comfortably into a troop’s yearly plan of Girl Scout activities such as the cookie program, bridging, and service projects. All activities are designed to enhance and supplement ongoing troop programs.

First-year patch and age-level segment recognize participation; succeeding years’ participation is recognized with an age-level segment for each year. All activities are designed to enhance and supplement ongoing troop programs. These requirements are the same for each year a troop participates in the Troop of the Most patch program (occasionally updated as the need arises).

The Girl Scout program is based on the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law, Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and the Journey program, which engages girls to Discover who they are and what they stand for, Connect with others and Take Action to make the world a better place.

Once you've met the requirements, fill out the Troop of the Most form to qualify!

Leader Responsibilities

A Girl Scout leader helps girls in developing the necessary life skills to become the best they can be. The leader encourages girls to manage tasks, to challenge themselves and cheers their accomplishments. Journey resources, The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and Program standards, found in Volunteer Essentials and established by the national organization, are guides for troops in judging and improving the quality of program for girls. They are intended to help leaders by indicating practices which experience has shown to be effective in achieving a well-rounded troop program; a “Troop of the Most!” Troop program should meet the needs and interests of girls, and include opportunities for:

  • A wide variety of fun activities
  • Individual and group participation
  • Value development and skill building
  • Interaction with troops at the same and different levels.
  • Exploration of potential roles of women
  • Understanding and appreciation of several cultures other than their own
  • Active participation in the community

Some responsibilities and requirements of a troop leader that do not directly touch on program, yet are vital for the troop’s well-being are:

  • Recruits troop volunteers—hold parent meetings at least once a year to keep parents informed about program activities and to gain support for the troop
  • Registers troop during assigned registration time
  • Maintains current troop records
  • Manages troop finances
  • Participates in the annual cookie program
  • Meets membership requirements
  • Abides by national and local Girl Scout policies, standards and procedures
  • Complete the Leader Prep Series—New Troop Leader Training, Grade Level Training and Troop Money Management
  • Maintains knowledge of the troop level program through participation in Girl Scout adult education courses
  • Attends and participates in Service Area meetings

Girls and their leaders should work as partners in planning a balance of activities that are girl-led. All girls should take part in service activities or projects. Such activities or projects should be based on the interest of the girls and the needs of the community. For more ideas, programs and activities within Girl Scouts and GSUSA visit girlscoutssoaz.org.

To see requirements, visit the form!

Troop of the Most Requirements

The troop or group must complete 13 activities. There are 6 activities that are required, plus an additional 7 of the troop’s choice. Do not use the same activity to fulfill more than one requirement. The application form must be filled out and signed by your Service area Manager or designated service team member. Present completed form at the Girl Scout Shop to purchase patch and age-level segment.

Time Frame: October 1 – September 30 of each year; because of the nature of the activities, it will take an entire year to complete the program.

To see requirements, visit the form!