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.
Fear not, savvy shoppers! This Girl Scout gift guide has the perfect present for every G.I.R.L.; the gutsy Go-getter, the intellectual Innovator, the righteous Risk-taker and the level-headed Leader, as well as value gifts, apparel, and more!
Whether your troop keeps up with every newly-discovered exoplanet, or just likes to imagine alien civilizations, there are so many ways to connect with your inner astronaut, from the five new Girl Scout astronomy badges to STEM interest groups and more.
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.
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:
Troop leaders, parents, and program partners shared Girl Scout summer experiences that made us laugh, cheer, and celebrate the G.I.R.L. spirit across our council. We rounded-up some of our favorites to share on the Trailhead.
Starting a STEM club is an easy way to collect like-minded and enthusiastic girls and volunteers all interested in STEM, and focus on those activities in a way you might not be able to in your wider troop. Here are four easy steps to get started:
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.
From her first badge earned on her Daisy smock or brownie vest to her final Gold Award presentation, all Girl Scouts share in the Essential Girl Scout Experience. Starting with sisterhood, supportive adults, and special experiences, the Girl Scout Playbook walks you through the six elements of being a Girl Scout:
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!
If your troop is thinking about letting the older girls from your multilevel troop (or girls from a local sister troop) take on more leadership and responsibility, here are 6 activities you can do to kick-start your summer fun!