Whether you’re having virtual troop meetings, or meeting in person, there are a few basics required for an excellent Girl Scout troop meeting. These tried-and-true strategies will make all types of online activities fun for kids!
Now more than ever, the support of volunteers like you and our entire Girl Scout community is needed to provide girls with essential Girl Scout experiences. Check out these three ways you can deepen your impact:
Every year more of the cookie sale goes digital, and Girl Scout troops need new virtual keys to success. Enter the mastermind group—a peer-group of like-minded Cookie Bosses who meet online to build S.M.A.R.T. entrepreneurship goals, and rely on each other for support, accountability, collaboration, and inspiration.
After participating in 13 Cookie Programs and selling thousands of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, former Girl Scout lifer Leah has experienced the benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program firsthand. But what does it mean to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset? What skills will girls learn by participating in the Cookie Program?
Supporting our communities is what Girl Scouts do best! But the pandemic has made community service a little more complicated. Here are 5 community service projects your girls can work on from the comfort of their couch:
Research on how kids respond to and recover from a crisis focuses on the six elements of resilience: connection, routine, belonging, expression, participation, and empowerment. “Adulting” life skills are an amazing way to give kids a routine role in their family lives that makes them feel connected and empowered to help out in an age-appropriate way.
A good icebreaker game in a Girl Scout meeting can do wonders to help your girls build friendships and gain confidence. Whether your girls are Daisies or teens, are meeting for the first time or are already BFFs, a well-placed, well-planned online icebreaker game can go a long way on the virtual landscape.
You’ve been planning the perfect trip for months, and suddenly something changes, and travel is no longer an option. Girl Scout travel expert Sandy walks us through how to find ways to scratch that travel itch from home, as well as replan your trip for the future!
Whether you are a new troop leader or a seasoned volunteer, you can use your resources wisely and get help online, not to mention the most important advice—from the girls you are leading and advising! Here are three easy steps and some great ideas to make meeting planning go smoothly this year:
There’s no doubt about it—baking is an all-purpose Girl Scout activity, but being a beginning baker can be challenging. Don’t know where to start? Here are some easy baking recipes for kids, along with delicious tips and tricks to get started. They go from easiest to hardest so bakers of any level can try something new!
From starting seeds to building a DIY fairy garden, these gardening ideas will give your girls (and you) a Girl Scout green thumb in no time.
Whether you want to celebrate International Friendship Day on July 30, or spend an entire week filled with sisterhood, these friendship activities will help your Girl Scouts stay connected with their besties, forge new relationships, and, most importantly, have fun!