Research on how kids respond to and recover from a crisis focuses on the six elements of resilience: connection, routine, belonging, expression, participation, and empowerment. “Adulting” life skills are an amazing way to give kids a routine role in their family lives that makes them feel connected and empowered to help out in an age-appropriate way.
A good icebreaker game in a Girl Scout meeting can do wonders to help your girls build friendships and gain confidence. Whether your girls are Daisies or teens, are meeting for the first time or are already BFFs, a well-placed, well-planned online icebreaker game can go a long way on the virtual landscape.
You’ve been planning the perfect trip for months, and suddenly something changes, and travel is no longer an option. Girl Scout travel expert Sandy walks us through how to find ways to scratch that travel itch from home, as well as replan your trip for the future!
Whether you are a new troop leader or a seasoned volunteer, you can use your resources wisely and get help online, not to mention the most important advice—from the girls you are leading and advising! Here are three easy steps and some great ideas to make meeting planning go smoothly this year:
There’s no doubt about it—baking is an all-purpose Girl Scout activity, but being a beginning baker can be challenging. Don’t know where to start? Here are some easy baking recipes for kids, along with delicious tips and tricks to get started. They go from easiest to hardest so bakers of any level can try something new!
From starting seeds to building a DIY fairy garden, these gardening ideas will give your girls (and you) a Girl Scout green thumb in no time.
Whether you want to celebrate International Friendship Day on July 30, or spend an entire week filled with sisterhood, these friendship activities will help your Girl Scouts stay connected with their besties, forge new relationships, and, most importantly, have fun!
From healthy self-esteem, a positive sense of self, and supporting a positive body image, there are many ways we can build the confidence and support the development of strong girls.
Helping your girls build a growth mindset will not only transform their mistakes and failures into opportunities, but it will also build resilience and determination for future success!
John Muir once said “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” Becoming nature deficient is easy in a world increasingly dependent on technology and convenience. However, taking time to bask in nature by hiking is an important and fun way we can get outdoors, with or without our troops.
Girl Scout Suhani started her Gold Award, 1000 Bits of Hope, to help bridge the gender gap in computer science. Here are her best tips in starting your own successful Gold Award!
The classic Girl Scout parent volunteer team includes a Troop Leader, a Troop Treasurer, and a Cookie/Fall Product Program Chair. Here are just a few volunteer roles that you may want to consider in addition to your current volunteer team.