Every year more of the cookie sale goes digital, and Girl Scout troops need new virtual keys to success. Enter the mastermind group—a peer-group of like-minded Cookie Bosses who meet online to build S.M.A.R.T. entrepreneurship goals, and rely on each other for support, accountability, collaboration, and inspiration.
Did you know? Girl Scouts who use Digital Cookie and other online resources sell more Girl Scout Cookies than those who only use traditional methods, like booths and door-to-door sales! Learn how your girls can level up their cookie businesses with these tried and true digital marketing strategies.
They say the average person has 155 friends on Facebook. Multiply that by a troop of 12 and you have 1860 possible cookie customers just waiting to buy Thin Mints and Samoas! Setting up your Digital Cookie platform is a cinch — find out how to set it up together and turn your troop meeting into a Digital Cookie Day!
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.
Running a large and energetic Girl Scout troop can be a lot of work, but it can also be a blast with these expert tips from Troop Leader Liz and her 16 Brownies!
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.
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.
For shy, nervous girls, everything can feel as daunting as a group presentation. Whether it’s talking to one person in her class or fifteen members of her troop, it can be scary to put herself out there. So how can we, as caring adults, mentors, parents, and troop leaders, support girls who haven’t yet found their voice? Here are five ways you can help each of your Girl Scouts break out of her shell.
Respecting differences and creating experiences that are welcoming to each and every girl is an important part of Girl Scouts. Sheryl shares her tips to ensure your troop environment is a safe space for girls.
Even if your troop is already up and running, adding new girls and volunteers to your friendship circle is the perfect way to mix things up in your troop! From creating a safe space and managing differing opinions to teaching them Girl Scouting essentials, get ready for the arrival of your new troop members with these helpful resources.
Troop conflict is never fun, but it doesn’t have to be tough. Heather shares tips from experienced troop leaders, designed to help you build safe and smart conflict management guidelines for your troop!
Whether you’re working with younger Girl Scouts, older Girl Scouts, parents, or other adult volunteers, communication is key (and varies from troop to troop). Check out these 5 resources to help you sharpen your communication skills and learn how to effectively communicate your messaging to your troop!