How to Empower Girls to Plan and Lead Events

How to Empower Girls to Plan and Lead Events

Girls of all ages, Daisies through Ambassadors, can become leaders when they are given the opportunity to step up. Having volunteered with Girl Scouts for twenty years (and leading three troops), Karen discovered that the best way to empower girls as leaders is to help them plan and host events, so they can test their leadership and ideas in action.

5 Ways to Help Shy Girls Open Up

5 Ways to Help Shy Girls Open Up

For shy, nervous girls, everything can feel as daunting as a group presentation. Whether it’s talking to one person in her class or fifteen members of her troop, it can be scary to put herself out there. So how can we, as caring adults, mentors, parents, and troop leaders, support girls who haven’t yet found their voice? Here are five ways you can help each of your Girl Scouts break out of her shell.

How My Brownie Troop Earned the 7 Legacy Badges in 1 Year

How My Brownie Troop Earned the 7 Legacy Badges in 1 Year

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!

7 Ways to Thank Troop Parents for Their Involvement

7 Ways to Thank Troop Parents for Their Involvement

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).

7 Ways to Connect with Girl Scout History for Girl Scout Week

7 Ways to Connect with Girl Scout History for Girl Scout Week

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.