Have you ever gotten to the point in your Girl Scout year where you realize you’re a bit overwhelmed and can’t believe you signed up for this job?
No matter where you stand politically, in order to be an active engaged citizen, it’s important to understand the basics of government. According to the Nation’s Report Card , only 24 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in civics , and, per the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only two in five American adults can name all three branches of government.
I didn’t know when I started volunteering that my troop contained queer and gender-expansive youth, or that learning to provide a safe space for them would be part of my work as a troop leader. The journey that my Troop and I have been on has only expanded my love of being their Troop Leader.
From childhood allowances to grown-up paychecks, your girls will encounter money everywhere they go. That’s why in Girl Scouts, we aim to teach girls the value of money early-on, so here are five handy tips for helping your girls learn to handle money just in time for your next Girl Scout Cookie season!
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!
Whoever we are, wherever we’re from, each of us has our own associations with the Moon, Sun, and stars. Observing the universe around us and making meaning from what we see are a part of being human!
Girl Scout songs can be brighten almost every Girl Scout scenario with some extra sparkle! Here are five more of our favorites:
Virtual events for adult volunteers are a blast to plan: there are so many experiences you can offer! Learn how.
Girl Scout camp is a magical experience. But whether it’s distance, time, money, or even a global pandemic, not everyone can access the summer camp experience. That’s why we created Tajar’s Treehouse, a virtual camp experience for all girls (whether she’s a Girl Scout or not) in Kindergarten through fifth grade.
Whether you’re having virtual troop meetings, or meeting in person, there are a few basics required for an excellent Girl Scout troop meeting. These tried-and-true strategies will make all types of online activities fun for kids!
Now more than ever, the support of volunteers like you and our entire Girl Scout community is needed to provide girls with essential Girl Scout experiences. Check out these three ways you can deepen your impact:
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: