There’s no better way to serve your community than by having the girls take the lead when it comes to planning and running an event. Having a girl-led troop not only helps girls learn to make choices, but it also shows them that many things are possible when you work together.
Girls’ interests change and focus as they get older, and it’s harder to cover everything your girls want in just a few hours a month! We learned that interest groups were the perfect answer to meet our troop’s diverse interests, and they’re a cinch to get started with.
As we get cozy this fall, it’s a great time to plan activities, crafts, and projects based on friendship and giving. Fall is a special time of year in our multi-level troop—we plan for the next year, get to know each other a little better, and even work on being better sisters to our fellow Girl Scouts. Here are six things we do to come together as a troop and embrace the fall season.
If you’re leading a brand new batch of Daisies, these 8 activities will help them channel all that boundless excitement into the world of Girl Scouting.
They say the average person has 155 friends on Facebook. Multiply that by a troop of 12 and you have 1860 possible cookie customers just waiting to buy Thin Mints and Samoas! Setting up your Digital Cookie platform is a cinch — find out how to set it up together and turn your troop meeting into a Digital Cookie Day!
Girl Scouts are “out of the box” thinkers, taking basic badge requirements and coming up with inspired, creative ideas for activities to fulfill them! Here are 5 activities that will help your girls complete certain badge tasks in ways you might not have thought of!
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.
Snacks are a staple to any bustling Girl Scout meeting, but with picky eaters and allergies finding troop snacks that everyone loves can be a little tricky. Richel shares a few ways her troop has solved the “great snack debate” as well as 26 of our troops favorite snack ideas!
Traditions have a magical way of bringing people together. Richel shares some of her troop’s holiday traditions that helped her girls bond and feel more like a family. And with the holidays right around the corner, there’s no better time for your troop to make some special traditions of their own!
Every year, Girl Scouts around the world honor the memory of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, on her birthday, October 31st. Troop Leader, Richel, shares her tips for throwing your best birthday bash yet!
Even though parents can be some of the busiest people around, troop leader Richel shares 6 ways she’s found success in getting parents to help out as troop volunteers.
Girl Scout leader Richel Newborg shares her tips for hosting a successful first backyard campout with your troop!