Believe it or not, it is absolutely possible to run a Girl Scout troop remotely from home! When the schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted my girls to be able to stay connected in a difficult time. But changing up Girl Scout troop meeting can feel a little daunting, so I’ve put together some of my best tips on how to get your virtual meetings going.
My experiences as a Girl Scout Girl Board Participant are something that I will cherish forever. I will always be able to look back on these moments and remember how I learned about critical thinking and problem solving in real world situations, communicating with higher up officials and adults, and transitioning into the role of a leader.
Girl Scout Ambassador Arpitha saw first-hand how visual impairment can make even basic tasks impossible for people around the world. With the help of her robotics training in Girl Scouts, her Gold Award project is changing people’s lives for the better.
For the last 25 years, GSNorCal offices and retail stores have held a One Warm Coat drive in the month of November. Learn how this year’s drive went, how to participate next year, or how to host your own coat drive!
Girl Scout Senior Avery grew up wanting to do everything the older Girl Scouts did, including the Girl Scout Destinations travel abroad program! She shares what she learned on her adventure to Iceland, and how to ace the application for your travel abroad Destination:
On September 19, 2019, GSNorCal hosted a special reception in San Francisco called Celebrating G.I.R.L.s. to celebrate and recognize the very best of Girl Scouts. The event honored Girl Scout alums who have been recognized in tech, journalism, even the Olympics, who point to Girl Scouts as the turning point of their personal and professional successes. Even GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo gave a stirring keynote speech.
When planning travel for your troop, do you DIY it or go with a tour company? GSNorCal travel expert Sandy breaks down the pros and cons of each method, with lots of travel planning tips in between!
Every volunteer has the ability to make Girl Scout history. In Trina Merriman’s sixty-plus years as a Girl Scout, she built a legacy of impact for thousands of Girl Scouts across the country, from Golden Gate Bridging and San Francisco Pride Parade to awards, accomplishments, and more.
What exactly goes into organizing a successful Camporee? What even is a Camporee? And how has Service Unit 643 pulled off 10 years of successful ones? GSNorCal’s Volunteer Development Manager gets the scoop.
Nearly 40 years since their Girl Scout trip to Europe and their last troop picnic, Troop 198 used technology and Girl Scout determination to bring the sisterhood back together again in 2018.
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.