Girl Scouts is a place of growth and safety for all girls—no matter their race, religion, ability, gender identity, or sexuality. In a contentious world, this is easier said than done. So how do we, as volunteers, create a space where any girl can thrive and feel supported as her whole self?
Girl Scout Ambassador Arpitha saw first-hand how visual impairment can make even basic tasks impossible for people around the world. With the help of her robotics training in Girl Scouts, her Gold Award project is changing people’s lives for the better.
Earning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, is a remarkable accomplishment for any Girl Scout. But, does your older girl troop know about all the other Older Girl Leadership Opportunities and Awards available as they progress on their individual paths through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience?
Whether your Girl Scout is an experienced cookie boss setting her latest cookie goal to travel to Europe or a cookie rookie practicing her first sales pitch, these resources will help her level up her entrepreneurship.
There’s no better way to serve your community than by having the girls take the lead when it comes to planning and running an event. Having a girl-led troop not only helps girls learn to make choices, but it also shows them that many things are possible when you work together.
For the last 25 years, GSNorCal offices and retail stores have held a One Warm Coat drive in the month of November. Learn how this year’s drive went, how to participate next year, or how to host your own coat drive!
From gazing up at the stars to watching a video on the latest NASA mission, it’s no surprise many older girls are curious about our universe and want to better understand the how and why of our planet and beyond. Luckily there are tons of opportunities for older girls to learn about space science with Girl Scouts!
Girl Scout Senior Avery grew up wanting to do everything the older Girl Scouts did, including the Girl Scout Destinations travel abroad program! She shares what she learned on her adventure to Iceland, and how to ace the application for your travel abroad Destination:
Girls’ interests change and focus as they get older, and it’s harder to cover everything your girls want in just a few hours a month! We learned that interest groups were the perfect answer to meet our troop’s diverse interests, and they’re a cinch to get started with.
Fear not, savvy shoppers! This Girl Scout gift guide has the perfect present for every G.I.R.L.; the gutsy Go-getter, the intellectual Innovator, the righteous Risk-taker and the level-headed Leader, as well as value gifts, apparel, and more!
Whether your troop keeps up with every newly-discovered exoplanet, or just likes to imagine alien civilizations, there are so many ways to connect with your inner astronaut, from the five new Girl Scout astronomy badges to STEM interest groups and more.
As we get cozy this fall, it’s a great time to plan activities, crafts, and projects based on friendship and giving. Fall is a special time of year in our multi-level troop—we plan for the next year, get to know each other a little better, and even work on being better sisters to our fellow Girl Scouts. Here are six things we do to come together as a troop and embrace the fall season.