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Adventure Ahead!

Girl Scout volunteers are community-builders, champions of fun, and role models for what it means to lead with your heart. And because of your support, Girl Scouts of all ages are emboldened to chase their dreams and make a positive impact in their communities and across the globe. Your mentorship and encouragement are powerful and make a difference—and your girls will carry that support throughout their lives. Thank you for all you do.

This guide is designed to support busy troop volunteers 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.

Get started by browsing through these sections: 

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

GSWISE Volunteer Policies and Practices

GSWISE Adult Learning and Development

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!

Questions? Contact Us!

Customer Care: 800-565-4475 or customercare@gswise.org

Daisy Troop Leaders: Felecia Valentine: 414-443-3958 or fvalentine@gswise.org.

Brownie Troop Leaders: Sandy Erickson: 262-598-2211 or serickson@gswise.org

Junior Troop Leaders: Laura Garczynski: 414-443-3955 or lgarczynski@gswise.org

Cadette/Senior/Ambassador Troop Leaders: Margarita Fons: 414-443-3957 or mfons@gswise.org

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GSWISE Locations and Contact Information

GSWISE Locations
View our Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast locations.

GSWISE Mailing Address
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
131 S. 69th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214-1663

GSWISE Fax Number: 414-476-5958

Contact Us
We're here to help! Please contact Customer Care by emailing customercare@gswise.org or calling 800-565-4475.

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About GSWISE
  • Our council’s jurisdiction includes Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties.
  •  Our membership is 23,000 strong – serving 16,530 girls in grades K5-12 and 6,664 adults.
  • Our council has seven program centers providing year-round events and activities, including resident and day camp experiences. GSWISE has the largest volunteer-led Girl Scout day camp program in the country. In addition, service centers are located throughout the council, with headquarters located at the Marion Chester Read Service Center in Milwaukee.
GSWISE Resource Centers (Shop)

GSWISE operates three Resource Centers—Girl Scout information centers and retail shops—to assist volunteers in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Virtual catalogs and online shopping are also available.

The Resource Centers are a year-round source for Girl Scout uniforms, program books, and badges. My Girl Scout kits are also available and contain all the essentials every Girl Scout will need to begin her adventure in Girl Scouting, plus a free bag. Beyond the basics, council shops offer accessories, sportswear, fun patches, and unique gift items.

Each Resource Center also has additional resource materials available for check-out by volunteers. Reservations are necessary due to the limited number of items. Please contact your local resource center for availability. The following items are also available at no charge:

  • Take-out boxes filled with supplies to help adult volunteers with specific skill building activities. For a list of boxes and how to reserve one, contact or visit any GSWISE Resource Center.
  • Flags and bridges to be used for Girl Scout ceremonies and events
  • Banners and flag belts for formal ceremonies and parades

Resource Center staff are prepared to answer questions about events, provide necessary resources, and assist in the selection of merchandise. View locations and hours.

GSWISE Service Area and Service Unit Map