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Hornet's Nest Council

Brownie Resources


Leader Handbook

This is a quick guide to the basics of the world of Girl Scouts.  You will find helpful resources, age levels, required training and qualifications for leaders, steps for starting a troop and a summary of how councils, districts and troops are organized.

Parent Handbook

This new handbook will be provided for all new troops when the leader completes Getting Started training.  This is a wonderful resource for all Girl Scout parents.

A Year in the Life - Brownie

This fantastic document prepared by Council includes everything you will need to begin a Brownie troop including sample activities, ceremonies, songs, etc.  New leaders should print this document and refer to it often.  Safety-Wise and FYI will be provided to leaders when you complete Getting Started and Age-Level Training which is available through GSHNC and will be offered in the fall on a District level.


Girl and Adult Health History

You may ask each girl and adult volunteer to complete this form.  It is required for participation in physically demanding activities (water sports, horseback riding, skiing, etc.).  Any trip lasting more than three nights requires, in addition to a health history, a health examination (must have been within the last two years).

Girl Scouting is a Family Affair

This form replaces the Parent Interest Form.  Although it is not required, it encourages parent participation.  Use this form and catalog your parent interests, talents and willingness to help with various activities.

Outstanding Troop Award

Don't wait until April to begin to fill out this form!  Every troop should try to become an Outstanding Troop.  Start early to decide how you are going to achieve each of the requirements.  If you have questions about how best to work towards these goals, contact our Awards and Training Coordinator.  This form must be submitted to the District Managers before April 30, 2008.

Annual Troop Report 

You must submit this report with your Outstanding Troop Award form by April 30, 2008.  If you are not submitting an Outstanding Troop Report, you must bring the completed report to the May 12, 2008 meeting.  You need to include your most recent bank statement with this report.  For information about troop bank account procedures, click here.

Detailed Cash Record

This is a tool that you can use all year long to help complete the Annual Troop Report.  This is not a required form, but troops may find it helpful keeping track of their finances.

Cookie T1-A Worksheet

This worksheet can be used for calculations only.  Parent signatures should still be obtained on the original T1-A form provided with troop cookie packets.

Cookie T2 and Incentives Reports

These worksheets can be filled out and returned for your initial and final reports and all girl incentives.  There are four excel spreadsheets within this report (note tab names at the bottom).

Community Service Project Record

Every time your troop participates in a community service project, you need to complete this form.  Bring the form to the next district meeting and return to the membership specialist.  Online registration is also available

Parent Handbook

This new handbook will be provided for all new troops when the leader completes Getting Started training.  This is a wonderful resource for all Girl Scout parents.

Brownie Try-It Record

Use this form to record dates of activities performed to complete try-its for each girl in your troop.  These forms should be transferred to new leaders when girls bridge to Juniors.

Brownie Try-It Index of Activities

This cross-reference tool can help a leader determine what activities can be used for specific try-its.  Although this is not a comprehensive list of all try-it activities, is can be useful when planning meetings.

Science Tubs


Outdoor Happenings    

Science Wonders    

Science in Action    

Numbers and Shapes    

My Body

Wonderful Links

GSUSA Brownie Girl Scout Page

Where to Place Insignia on Uniform from GSUSA

Insignia for Brownie Girl Scouts from GSUSA

GSHNC Store Hours

GSHNC Online Store for Brownies

Girl's Only GSUSA site for girls 5-11

Scouting Web Brownie Resources