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 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:
Whether your Girl Scouts are planning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project, organizing a community service trip, or hoping to get into their perfect college, your girls can achieve their dreams with these tips on setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals.
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:
Girl Scouts uniforms have come a long way since their original 1910s design, but they’ve always been a core part of the Girl Scout identity. Whether you are a veteran Girl Scout leader or a parent with your first Daisy, here’s a breakdown of the Girl Scout uniform essentials to help you gear up your girls.
If you’re leading a brand new batch of Daisies, these 8 activities will help them channel all that boundless excitement into the world of Girl Scouting.
Girl Scout Journeys are a great way to help Girl Scouts build leadership skills, learn problem solving techniques, and understand how to work together.Learn how to tackle an entire Journey in one fun-filled weekend!
Creating memorable experiences for your troop is no easy feat, but Troop Leader Heather found the perfect way to engage her troop of busy Juniors—calling on her network of friends, co-workers, and family members to find exciting opportunities and unique talents they can share. The result has been some unforgettable experiences that could only happen in Girl Scouts.
What’s the magic number? If we’re talking about the average size of a successful Girl Scout troop, we’re here to share the definitive answer!
So your girl has chosen the topic for her Gold Award, identified a root cause, and identified a problem to solve. Now, it’s time to plan the project, and that means laying out a timeline and budget.
Camp Skylark Ranch Director Eliz “Apple” Adem spent a lot of time at Skylark Ranch as a Girl Scout, attending Service Unit Camporees and completing her Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program, which inspired her to pursue her current career. She shares her experience with the CIT program, and why she believes that leadership training is so important for every Girl Scout’s development.
So you’re ready to start your Gold Award project plan—now what? More than a community service project, the Gold Award is based around a well-researched and sustainable Take Action Project. You’ll be taking an issue you’re passionate about and making a big difference on a local, national, or even global scale, and you’re in charge every step of the way. Where do you even begin?