Excited parents can sometimes get too involved in the troop, and the girls miss out on the leadership and challenges that make Girl Scouts so important for their growth. Here are the four best ways to help parents take a step back and let their girl lead the way.
It’s back-to-troop season and time to plan your first parent meeting. Having strong communication with parents and girls about meeting expectations, yearly planning, and volunteer commitments is crucial to a well-functioning troop, so here are 4 topics to cover to keep you and your parents on the same page.
Starting a co-op troop is a great way to share responsibility and empower the group to expand without overburdening a single leader. Unlike the traditional troop model where two unrelated adults act as leader and co-leader, a co-op troop encourages all troop parents to work together to balance the leadership tasks.
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).
The variety of ways to reach your people is almost endless—email, Facebook, text message, and so many more—it can be hard to choose. Troop leader Liz shares her best tips for communicating with your troop parents!
Even though parents can be some of the busiest people around, troop leader Richel shares 6 ways she’s found success in getting parents to help out as troop volunteers.
Check out these quick tips to help you make the most of your troop parents and volunteers!