Camp can change your life. Girl Scout staff member and former camper and counselor Gabi shares how her experience at Camp Bothin shaped who she is today.
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.
For many girls entering middle and high school, school yards, cafeterias, sports fields, and even classrooms become more difficult to navigate as friendships and relationships change over time. As Girl Scout volunteers, we can help equip our girls with the confidence, kindness, and strength. Gabi shares a few tips on how to be there for your girls as they grow up, even (and especially when) they don’t think they need it.
Luckily, here in Northern California, we don’t have to go far to immerse ourselves in nature. Learn what to pack, where to go, and how to keep our local parks clean, so you and your girls can spend a summer together outside discovering what nature has to offer. Happy trails!