When I became a Girl Scout leader, I had never used a glue gun, had only been camping one time, and the idea of giving first aid or CPR to anyone frightened me. Now I’ve faced all those challenges, obstacles, and fears alongside some amazing young ladies. Use these three tips to boost your confidence as a leader:
Whatever your reasons for inviting new girls to your troop, a Bring-a-Friend event will engage your girls’ leadership skills while also promoting friendship and inclusion. Not sure where to begin? Use these 6 bite-sized steps to get you started:
Wondering why cybersecurity is such an important subject for girls to learn, or feeling nervous about leading the charge on a subject you might not know too much about? In the November STEM webinar, Muoi Tran Landivar, Security Awareness and Education Lead at Palo Alto Networks spoke about the new badges, and why they are so valuable to Girl Scouts and parents alike.
They say the average person has 155 friends on Facebook. Multiply that by a troop of 12 and you have 1860 possible cookie customers just waiting to buy Thin Mints and Samoas! Setting up your Digital Cookie platform is a cinch — find out how to set it up together and turn your troop meeting into a Digital Cookie Day!
Running a large and energetic Girl Scout troop can be a lot of work, but it can also be a blast with these expert tips from Troop Leader Liz and her 16 Brownies!
Uniforms have been a part of Girl Scouts from the very beginning, and adult uniforms are no different. Adults have worn a wide variety of uniforms that ranged from floor length skirts to the first pant suits in the seventies. Learn all about the modern uniform and how to wear it.
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.