Whether you’re new to leading a troop or you’re looking for inspiration, this list of suggested seasonal activities, holidays to celebrate, and other meeting ideas for throughout the year will make yearly planning easy as pie.
It’s back-to-troop season and time to plan your first parent meeting. Having strong communication with parents and girls about meeting expectations, yearly planning, and volunteer commitments is crucial to a well-functioning troop, so here are 4 topics to cover to keep you and your parents on the same page.
Starting a co-op troop is a great way to share responsibility and empower the group to expand without overburdening a single leader. Unlike the traditional troop model where two unrelated adults act as leader and co-leader, a co-op troop encourages all troop parents to work together to balance the leadership tasks.
So you’ve started a troop, but haven’t had a chance to raise funds yet: how can you dive into those fun Girl Scout activities? No worries! Here are some thrifty ideas to get your troop started off on their Girl Scout adventure.
Even if your troop is already up and running, adding new girls and volunteers to your friendship circle is the perfect way to mix things up in your troop! From creating a safe space and managing differing opinions to teaching them Girl Scouting essentials, get ready for the arrival of your new troop members with these helpful resources.
Welcoming new girls to your troop is always an adventure! Troop leader Angela shares her best practices and the 6 most important things to teach a new Girl Scout.
Even though parents can be some of the busiest people around, troop leader Richel shares 6 ways she’s found success in getting parents to help out as troop volunteers.
Everyone knows that Girl Scouts is all about making new friends (but keeping the old!), and the start of a new school year is the perfect time to round out your troop with some new faces. Here are our top 5 strategies for recruiting new girls to join your troop!