4 Topics to Cover During Your First Parent Troop Meeting

It’s back-to-troop season and time to plan your first parent meeting. Having strong communication with parents and girls about meeting expectations, yearly planning, and volunteer commitments is crucial to a well-functioning troop, so here are 4 topics to cover to keep you and your parents on the same page.

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How Camp Changed Our Lives: 8 Girl Scout Alums on the Magic of Camp

We can’t say it enough: Girl Scout camp is a transformative experience. Every summer, under the clear California skies, girls of all ages make new friends, push their limits, and learn to love the person that they are. We reached out to our camp alums to find out what camp meant to them and received an outpouring of love and beautiful camp stories. Here’s what they had to say.

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13 Girl Scout Badges for Aspiring Artists

At Girl Scouts, we believe that art is for everyone, no matter your age, ability, or artistic sensibility, so roll up your sleeves and help your girls create something beautiful (and earn a badge or two, too)! From murals to watercolors, photography to jewelry making, these activities will take your girls on a colorful adventure through the Girl Scout Artist Legacy badges and beyond!

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5 Songs Every Girl Scout Should Know

When Angela’s Cadettes were Daisies, they attended a Songs ‘n’ Smores event in their town, where they received a thick, 114-page song book that changed their lives. So whether you’re looking for a song for your opening ceremony, a chant to break up the monotony of a meeting, or a cheerful campfire tune, here are 5 songs every Girl Scout should know.

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5 Girl Scout Badges for the Budding Naturalist

From lesser known naturalist heroines like Rachel Carson and Herma Albertson Baggley to great conservationists like Jane Goodall, women have always had a place in exploring nature. But you don’t have to live with chimpanzees or trailblaze Yellowstone National Park to inspire a love of the outdoors in your girls! Dive into the complex beauty and diversity of the natural world with the Girl Scout Naturalist badges!

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Tips to Plan a Great Older Girl Recognition Ceremony

Investitures, bridging, and Court of Awards ceremonies: Girl Scouts has a long tradition of celebrating girls’ achievements. These ceremonies help girls feel that their work is noticed and appreciated, motivating them to keep working hard in the future. Here are some tips from Service Unit 605’s Judy on planning celebrations for your older Girl Scouts, especially those completing a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award!

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5 Reasons to Sign Your Girl Up for a Volunteer-Run Camp

Our council-run camps at Skylark Ranch, Sugar Pine, and Bothin are full of fantastic outdoor adventure, but they aren’t the only options! Volunteer-run camps (VRCs) also serve up a classic Girl Scout camp experience. From Gilroy to Humboldt and everywhere in between, there is a camp for every girl. Here are 5 reasons why you should sign your girl up for one of your local VRCs this summer.

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