When I became a Girl Scout leader, I had never used a glue gun, had only been camping one time, and the idea of giving first aid or CPR to anyone frightened me. Now I’ve faced all those challenges, obstacles, and fears alongside some amazing young ladies. Use these three tips to boost your confidence as a leader:
Girl Scout Journeys are a great way to help Girl Scouts build leadership skills, learn problem solving techniques, and understand how to work together.Learn how to tackle an entire Journey in one fun-filled weekend!
Excited parents can sometimes get too involved in the troop, and the girls miss out on the leadership and challenges that make Girl Scouts so important for their growth. Here are the four best ways to help parents take a step back and let their girl lead the way.
Camping with older girls is a whole new experience. They’re more independent, and capable of handling much of the trip planning and set up. But they also have different needs, interests, and goals than they did when they camped as younger Girl Scouts. Check out these tips for a successful older girl camping trip.
Members and volunteers know that Girl Scouts is more about STEM and service, or camping and community than cookies and crafts (although we do that too), but how do we refute this myth in our communities? By sharing what you and your girls are doing all year with local media! But you don’t need to have a public relations background to help your troops shine—here are 5 tips to get you started.
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.
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.
Whether you want to help your daughter recover from a skinned knee that she got on the playground at school, help her keep track of her finances, or start a conversation with your entire troop about bullying, GSUSA’s Raising Awesome Girls blog has an answer.
Our strong, supportive community is the most valuable resource Girl Scout leaders have. Even though the convenience of online trainings has made the lives of troop leaders so much easier, Angela shares 5 reasons why every volunteer should pack a bag and take advantage of in-person trainings.
Girl Scout camp plays an essential part in the growth of your girls, but it’s not always easy sending your daughter to camp for the first time. Angela shares her experience and why it turned out to be the best decision for her daughter.
Looking for a fun fall-themed service project that your troop will love? Troop leader Angela shares 6 simple ideas for helping your girls serve their communities (and have fun doing it)!
Welcoming new girls to your troop is always an adventure! Troop leader Angela shares her best practices and the 6 most important things to teach a new Girl Scout.