Girl Scouts is a place of growth and safety for all girls—no matter their race, religion, ability, gender identity, or sexuality. In a contentious world, this is easier said than done. So how do we, as volunteers, create a space where any girl can thrive and feel supported as her whole self?
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.
Your whole troop has been talking about the places want to see—but travelling with a small group is hard enough! But not to worry! Follow our large group travel tips, and your Girl Scout troop trip will be smooth sailing:
Let her go, let her go…explore the world! With a little inspiration from Disney’s Frozen, Girl Scout travel expert Sandy Norman shows us why letting Girl Scouts travel, no matter their age or experience level, is so valuable to their growth.
Whether your Girl Scouts are planning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project, organizing a community service trip, or hoping to get into their perfect college, your girls can achieve their dreams with these tips on setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals.
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.