Whatever your reasons for inviting new girls to your troop, a Bring-a-Friend event will engage your girls’ leadership skills while also promoting friendship and inclusion. Not sure where to begin? Use these 6 bite-sized steps to get you started:
Time to relax and play is so vital for a girl’s growth and development, yet it can be so difficult to make time for in a busy schedule. Read more on how to incorporate simple, but effective, mindfulness exercises into their everyday life that can help girls alleviate anxiety, and feel more confident and capable.
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.
Girl Scouts has released tons of new badges, Journeys, and programs to help girls explore science, math, technology, and engineering. Our goal is simple: to let girls know that STEM is for them. We’ll decode the 4 STEM Outcomes and see how leaders and volunteers can encourage girls to explore and thrive in STEM.
With final exams, graduation, summer jobs, college preparation, and maybe even a Gold Award taking center stage, your graduating Ambassadors may not be thinking about how to stay involved in Girl Scouts after high school. But with these 4 steps, they can continue their Girl Scout legacy throughout their lives.
Do your girls want to (or need to) talk about the difficult issues of inequality coming up in their lives or on the news? Here are seven things you and your girls need to know to dive into the important (and sometimes challenging) conversations happening in our world today.
Camp is a transformative experience for every Girl Scout: trying new things, roasting marshmallows under the stars, and making life-long friends and camp sisters. But that kind of transformation can be daunting or even a little scary for first-time campers. Here are our four best tips on making sure your girl is a happy camper.
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.
Girls of all ages, Daisies through Ambassadors, can become leaders when they are given the opportunity to step up. Having volunteered with Girl Scouts for twenty years (and leading three troops), Karen discovered that the best way to empower girls as leaders is to help them plan and host events, so they can test their leadership and ideas in action.
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.
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.
Whether you are applying for your dream school or a competitive internship or job, the skills you learned as a Girl Scout will help you get to places you never thought possible. With older girls in mind, Courtney breaks down some helpful tactics to help girls illustrate their Girl Scout involvement on their resumes.