Registration and Screening Requirements

All volunteers must be registered members. Troop drivers, drive and supervise girls and must also be screened.

Complete the Requirements for Troop Driver by accessing our Volunteer Learning Portal

Required Adult Learning Modue for Troop Drivers

  • Safety Guidelines for Troop Drivers

Everything you need to know about being a troop driver can be accessed through our volunteer learning portal. You will be able to complete registration and screening as well as required learning courses for your role. You will also be able to download resources and other vital information and our system will track your completion. If you have questions, you can access our question forum and have your questions answered by our staff members. Ready to get started? Just click the button below.
 

Troop Driver

Thank You for Volunteering to be a Troop Driver!

 

 

 

What Does A Troop Driver Do?

Troop drivers drive girls and adults on field trips, outings, and trips and ensure that the proper safety procedures are all followed while transporting girls.


Who Can Be A Troop Driver?

Any registered and screened adult 21 or older, female or male, who has a valid driver's license, and a registered, insured vehicle that is in good working condition with the required number of seatbelts for all passengers and who has completed the  required safety video for troop drivers. Click on the link to the Volunteer Portal to the right to get started.


How Do I Become A Troop Driver?

Log in to the Volunteer Learning Portal (link to the right) to access your troop driver checklist, where you can complete the step by step requirements and learning modules for your role.  


Resources for Troop Drivers:


Important Information for Troop Drivers

California Car Seat Laws:

  • Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
  • Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.
  • Children under 12 must be secured by a safety belt in the back seat. They may not ride in the front seat due to air bags.
  • All passenges must be secured by a safety belt in accordance with California's Mandatory Seat Belt law. 

Rented or Chartered Vehicles:

Trip Folders: Troop drivers and chaperones should carry a trip folder on any trip in case of any accident or other emergency, along with a first aid kit. Other items to have in the trip folder include:

  • Health history forms forms for girls and adults in the car
  • Permission forms for girls in the car
  • Troop roster including cell phones of all drivers on trip and contact information for parents of girls in the car
  • Driving directions/map
  • Tickets or passes, money for bridge tolls or to pay girls' expenses
  • Council emergency card with emergency phone number

First Aid Kits:

  • Every car should be equipped with a standard first aid kit. Download the GSNorCal Health & Safety Plan for a list of suggested first aid kit items.