Since 1932, March 12 has been observed as the official Girl Scout Birthday with the Sunday through Saturday calendar week including it being referred to as Girl Scout Week. Whether you’re looking for a meeting activity as convenient as a click of your computer’s mouse or a field trip that requires a little extra planning, here are 7 ways you and your girls can revisit and reconnect with our organization’s history.
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.
In this post, Mary-Jane walks through Step 3 of the Girl Scout Outdoor Progression Chart, Move Out, by sharing tips on how to plan your first walk outside. From choosing the perfect path to deciding how to dress, Mary-Jane has pro-tips to help you and your girls Move Out!
Fun patches give you and your troop the freedom to get super creative and mix in some new activities. From rock painting to World Thinking Day, Cambria shares 5 fun patches your girls need to add to their collection this winter.
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!
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.
A great way to move on from looking at what’s outside is meeting outside. In this post, Mary-Jane continues our journey through the Girl Scout Outdoor Progression Chart as she suggests a few fun activities to help your girls start interacting with the outdoors and complete Step 2: Meet Out.
Girl Scouts has a long history of getting girls outdoors, and getting your girls outside doesn’t have to be an overwhelming trek. So to help you with the process, Mary-Jane will be writing a blog post every month or so on fun and easy ways to move through the Girl Scout Outdoor Progression Chart. Check out Mary-Jane’s four suggestions on how to complete Step 1: Look Out.
Fun patches are one of our most popular items in our GSNorCal retail stores. With no specific requirements, they’re the perfect way to spark new ideas to help facilitate girl-led activities! In this post, our Director of Retail, Cambria, shares a few of her favorite new fun patches.
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!