GSNorCal’s Discoveree event features over 65 workshops covering topics from troop program to self-help, from how to do a Journey in a day to self-defense skills. Choose your favorite workshops, or pick a learning path that corresponds with your girls’ age level. Here’s why you should join us this January.
Cybersecurity, robotics, space science and beyond! In the past two years, GSUSA has released over 50 new STEM badges, and the Council STEM Staff is providing monthly STEM webinars to walk members through them!
Uniforms have been a part of Girl Scouts from the very beginning, and adult uniforms are no different. Adults have worn a wide variety of uniforms that ranged from floor length skirts to the first pant suits in the seventies. Learn all about the modern uniform and how to wear it.
Members and volunteers know that Girl Scouts is more about STEM and service, or camping and community than cookies and crafts (although we do that too), but how do we refute this myth in our communities? By sharing what you and your girls are doing all year with local media! But you don’t need to have a public relations background to help your troops shine—here are 5 tips to get you started.
Recognition awards are a great way to recognize adult volunteers in a formal way. With 15 different national and council awards to choose from, you can nominate any of your fellow volunteers for their unparalleled commitment and exceptional service.
If you’re a troop leader, you’ve probably heard about service units at least once or twice, and maybe even visited yours. But what is a service unit, and why are they such a valuable resource for troop leaders from newbies to veterans? In this post, Shannon shares some need-to-know information to help answer these questions.
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).
Our strong, supportive community is the most valuable resource Girl Scout leaders have. Even though the convenience of online trainings has made the lives of troop leaders so much easier, Angela shares 5 reasons why every volunteer should pack a bag and take advantage of in-person trainings.
The Trailhead is turning 1! In the last year, we’ve published over 100 blog posts packed full of tips, resources, ideas, and inspiration. So to celebrate this heartwarming milestone (and get us excited for another year of awesome content), Leah put together this post to look back on 10 of our favorite, best performing posts from the last year.
We’re wrapping up yet another awesome year of game-changing, big-thinking, risk-taking Girl Scout fun here at GSNorCal. And if you’re a go-getter (which we all know you are—you’re a Girl Scout after all!), here’s a quick checklist to help you prepare for the New Year!
Whether you’re a new troop leader or a seasoned pro there’s always something new to learn about Girl Scouting! With over 100 online online courses, our Volunteer Learning Portal offers trainings for almost every Girl Scout volunteer. From troop safety to product sale prep, Sheryl shares the eLearning team’s top 6 online courses for troop leaders.
Our volunteers are a critical component to the success of our programs and we know your time is valuable—truly priceless, so if you’re looking to take your volunteering to the next level, here are three ways you can maximize your impact with little to no additional time on your part.