From her first badge earned on her Daisy smock or brownie vest to her final Gold Award presentation, all Girl Scouts share in the Essential Girl Scout Experience. Starting with sisterhood, supportive adults, and special experiences, the Girl Scout Playbook walks you through the six elements of being a Girl Scout:
When I became a Girl Scout leader, I had never used a glue gun, had only been camping one time, and the idea of giving first aid or CPR to anyone frightened me. Now I’ve faced all those challenges, obstacles, and fears alongside some amazing young ladies. Use these three tips to boost your confidence as a leader:
Girls who attend Journey Weekends come away rich with experiences in learning, growth, and badge-earning. With this handy guide, plus support from your Service Unit Event Managers and volunteers, you can run a Journey Weekend that girls will remember for years to come.
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.