Volunteering is a work of heart, and we know Girl Scouting couldn’t happen without our amazing volunteers! Looking for new and fun ways to say thank you during National Volunteer Appreciation Month? We’ve got you covered with these six easy ways to thank your volunteers!
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.
Each time your girl participates in a Girl Scout activity, leads a community service event, or even just wears her Girl Scout uniform around the neighborhood, she’s showing the world that her heart beats Girl Scout green. Here’s some of our volunteers’ best tips and ideas on how to celebrate your Girl Scout spirit!
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.
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!
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:
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:
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.