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?
We’ve all tied our shoelaces, but knot tying is so much more than just looping some string and pulling really tight—it’s an essential skill for taking on the outdoors. Whether your girls want to climb a mountain or dock a boat, here are 10 notable knots to show you and your girls the ropes.
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.
From fantastical fiction to brilliant biographies, picture books to reference books, there are so many wonderful pieces of literature out there. And thanks to our trusty Facebook followers, we’ve put together an awesome list of books that every Girl Scout should read.
Today’s girls face unique pressures and gender stereotypes, but at Girl Scouts, girls learn the skills, have the experiences, and cultivate the relationships that enable them to soar in life. No one does girl leadership better than we do, and here’s why.
It’s important to be prepared for our favorite time of year when the largest girl-led business in Northern California opens again. In case the Girl Scout Cookie Program snuck up on you this year, we’ve assembled 5 tips and reminders to get your girls in the cookie selling spirit!
The Trailhead is turning 1! In the last year, we’ve published over 100 blog posts packed full of tips, resources, ideas, and inspiration. So to celebrate this heartwarming milestone (and get us excited for another year of awesome content), Leah put together this post to look back on 10 of our favorite, best performing posts from the last year.
No one likes the idea of “chores”, but at Girl Scouts, kapers and kaper charts are a classic troop management tool that help troops stay organized, get things done, and avoid unnecessary drama over the timeless issue of “but it’s my turn”… all while keeping meeting activities girl-led!
At Girl Scouts of Northern California, we believe opportunity and experiences are the greatest gifts of all. Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for that proud Girl Scout in your life or you want to give back and help support the next generation of Girl Scouts, our 2017 gift guide has something for everyone.
Even if your troop is already up and running, adding new girls and volunteers to your friendship circle is the perfect way to mix things up in your troop! From creating a safe space and managing differing opinions to teaching them Girl Scouting essentials, get ready for the arrival of your new troop members with these helpful resources.
Whether they’re volunteering their time or coordinating their own service project, Girl Scouts are known for working hard to make the world a better place. Help your girls get started and set them up for success with these 7 badges that will teach them critical civic engagement skills and get them more involved in their communities.
Our annual Girl Scout Fall Product Program features a wide variety of goodies, like nuts, candy, and magazines that help teach critical business skills and fund our girls’ amazing adventures. Get ready for this year’s fall product program with these helpful tips and resources!