Girl Scouts should be for all girls, so how can you make your troop more inclusive? From accessible meeting spots to discussions you can have with girls and parents, here are 5 tips to make sure that your Girl Scouts are happy and supported.
After earning all their Daisy petals (and two financial literacy leaves) in one year, this troop of newly-minted Brownies set their sights on the 7 Brownie badges in the Legacy tier, which cover the core badge categories in Girl Scouting: Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Naturalist, and Girl Scout Way. Believe it or not, they earned them all in one year! Here’s how they did it so your troop can get there too!
From snack coordinator to trip driver to troop treasurer, there are many ways parents can take an active role in your troop, and it’s important to make sure they know their help is appreciated! Whether you thank them immediately after they help out, do something special for them during National Volunteer Month in April, or honor them at your end of the year Court of Awards ceremony, here are 7 ways to thank your super troop volunteers (and hopefully inspire them to sign up to help again next year).
Whether you are applying for your dream school or a competitive internship or job, the skills you learned as a Girl Scout will help you get to places you never thought possible. With older girls in mind, Courtney breaks down some helpful tactics to help girls illustrate their Girl Scout involvement on their resumes.
Since 1932, March 12 has been observed as the official Girl Scout Birthday with the Sunday through Saturday calendar week including it being referred to as Girl Scout Week. Whether you’re looking for a meeting activity as convenient as a click of your computer’s mouse or a field trip that requires a little extra planning, here are 7 ways you and your girls can revisit and reconnect with our organization’s history.
In today’s world, “diversity” can often seem like a buzzword that’s difficult to fully define, but diverse perspectives can bring diverse ideas, solutions, experiences, and more. Are you making sure that your troop is open to all potential members?
Daisy Girl Scouts are our youngest members, and as such, represent pure potential. When they’re getting ready to start school, they’re excited, nervous, thrilled, and full of expectations, making it an ideal time to introduce them to the wonderful world of Girl Scouts. In this post, Heather outlines how to start your own Daisy troop to give young girls a safe space to explore, discover, and grow.
For many girls entering middle and high school, school yards, cafeterias, sports fields, and even classrooms become more difficult to navigate as friendships and relationships change over time. As Girl Scout volunteers, we can help equip our girls with the confidence, kindness, and strength. Gabi shares a few tips on how to be there for your girls as they grow up, even (and especially when) they don’t think they need it.
For over 30 years, Girl Scouts of Northern California’s annual Lead the Way leadership conference has been helping high school girls develop essential personal and professional skills. Marla shares how this weekend-long event full of workshops and presentations can better prepare older girls for the future.
As girls grow up, their friends become even more valuable as they surround themselves with a supportive group to help them maneuver the bigger social world – and Girl Scout sisters are the perfect allies. Keep reading to find out why your girls should invite their friends to join Girl Scouts!
A new membership year means fun, new adventures for girls. Mary shares the ins-and-outs of Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints to help you get to know these two valuable online resources that every volunteer should bookmark.
Respecting differences and creating experiences that are welcoming to each and every girl is an important part of Girl Scouts. Sheryl shares her tips to ensure your troop environment is a safe space for girls.