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.
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:
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?