Camping with older girls is a whole new experience. They’re more independent, and capable of handling much of the trip planning and set up. But they also have different needs, interests, and goals than they did when they camped as younger Girl Scouts. Check out these tips for a successful older girl camping trip.
With final exams, graduation, summer jobs, college preparation, and maybe even a Gold Award taking center stage, your graduating Ambassadors may not be thinking about how to stay involved in Girl Scouts after high school. But with these 4 steps, they can continue their Girl Scout legacy throughout their lives.
Investitures, bridging, and Court of Awards ceremonies: Girl Scouts has a long tradition of celebrating girls’ achievements. These ceremonies help girls feel that their work is noticed and appreciated, motivating them to keep working hard in the future. Here are some tips from Service Unit 605’s Judy on planning celebrations for your older Girl Scouts, especially those completing a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award!
Do your girls want to (or need to) talk about the difficult issues of inequality coming up in their lives or on the news? Here are seven things you and your girls need to know to dive into the important (and sometimes challenging) conversations happening in our world today.
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.
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?
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 troop leaders, we play an important role in the lives of our Girl Scouts – we’re older sisters, friends, confidants, and more. Troop Leader Lia shares her tips for talking to older girls about sensitive issues as you help them navigate the world around them.
With summer in full swing, now’s the perfect time to inspire your girls to give back to the community, because unlike your girls, your community’s needs don’t get to take a break.
High school can be a busy and stressful time, so here’s how to help your older girls get the most out of their Girl Scout experience!