For shy, nervous girls, everything can feel as daunting as a group presentation. Whether it’s talking to one person in her class or fifteen members of her troop, it can be scary to put herself out there. So how can we, as caring adults, mentors, parents, and troop leaders, support girls who haven’t yet found their voice? Here are five ways you can help each of your Girl Scouts break out of her shell.
So you’ve started a troop, but haven’t had a chance to raise funds yet: how can you dive into those fun Girl Scout activities? No worries! Here are some thrifty ideas to get your troop started off on their Girl Scout adventure.
Girl Scouts should be for all girls, so how can you make your troop more inclusive? From accessible meeting spots to discussions you can have with girls and parents, here are 5 tips to make sure that your Girl Scouts are happy and supported.
Spring has officially sprung, and Girl Scouts everywhere are looking forward to more sunshine as summer approaches. But there’s more to do than soak up the sun—a Girl Scout’s work is never done! Bring a little light into someone’s life with these 7 springy service projects!
After earning all their Daisy petals (and two financial literacy leaves) in one year, this troop of newly-minted Brownies set their sights on the 7 Brownie badges in the Legacy tier, which cover the core badge categories in Girl Scouting: Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Naturalist, and Girl Scout Way. Believe it or not, they earned them all in one year! Here’s how they did it so your troop can get there too!
With over 280 acres of land, Camp Skylark Ranch is home to dozens of horses and quality riding programs that attract campers and staff members from all over the world, beginners and experienced equestrians alike. When you spend every day saddling up, feeding, grooming, and exploring the dirt paths and redwood forests of Santa Cruz County with your horses, it’s hard not to develop a special bond. Three past staff members, Squirrely, Willow, and Phoenix, share some magical memories from their time riding and making friends with the horses at Skylark Ranch.
Golden Gate Bridging is right around the corner! Be prepared with this expert packing list (water bottles, sunscreen, SWAPs, and more!) put together by mom and daughter Girl Scout duo, Natalie and Alexandria.
Traveling with your Girl Scouts is one the best ways to share the world with our girls, giving them an opportunity to explore new places and broaden their perspective. Sandy shares a few tips to help your girls become conscientious travelers.
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