Whether you are a new troop leader or a seasoned volunteer, you can use your resources wisely and get help online, not to mention the most important advice—from the girls you are leading and advising! Here are three easy steps and some great ideas to make meeting planning go smoothly this year:
The thought of managing and budgeting thousands of dollars for your girls can seem a little daunting, so we found five awesome troop leaders to share their wealth of troop finance knowledge for this list of budgeting savvy advice.
Did you know that girls who use the Digital Cookie platform sell, on average, 1-2 boxes more per order than they do with in-person sales? Help your Girl Scout take her cookie business to the 21st century with these easy tips for success with Digital Cookie!
Social media communication is a constantly growing and evolving landscape, full of information and possibility. With so many platforms and interactions, let the Girl Scout Law be your guide as you navigate the Internet.
Social media can be an exciting place for girls’ to explore identity and find their voice—but it can also be gateway to miscommunication and intense bullying. Use these resources to make sure it’s a positive experience for your girl.
Whether you’re working with younger Girl Scouts, older Girl Scouts, parents, or other adult volunteers, communication is key (and varies from troop to troop). Check out these 5 resources to help you sharpen your communication skills and learn how to effectively communicate your messaging to your troop!
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).
Recognition awards are a great way to recognize adult volunteers in a formal way. With 15 different national and council awards to choose from, you can nominate any of your fellow volunteers for their unparalleled commitment and exceptional service.
My experiences as a Girl Scout Girl Board Participant are something that I will cherish forever. I will always be able to look back on these moments and remember how I learned about critical thinking and problem solving in real world situations, communicating with higher up officials and adults, and transitioning into the role of a leader.
Earning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, is a remarkable accomplishment for any Girl Scout. But, does your older girl troop know about all the other Older Girl Leadership Opportunities and Awards available as they progress on their individual paths through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience?
From gazing up at the stars to watching a video on the latest NASA mission, it’s no surprise many older girls are curious about our universe and want to better understand the how and why of our planet and beyond. Luckily there are tons of opportunities for older girls to learn about space science with Girl Scouts!
Like the game Telephone, with each retelling, little facts about the Gold Award and how you earn one get confused and changed into something different. But there’s no reason to be intimidated by Girl Scouts’ highest award! It’s time for some myth-busting—here are eight things you may not know about the Gold Award: