On September 19, 2019, GSNorCal hosted a special reception in San Francisco called Celebrating G.I.R.L.s. to celebrate and recognize the very best of Girl Scouts. The event honored Girl Scout alums who have been recognized in tech, journalism, even the Olympics, who point to Girl Scouts as the turning point of their personal and professional successes. Even GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo gave a stirring keynote speech.
What exactly goes into organizing a successful Camporee? What even is a Camporee? And how has Service Unit 643 pulled off 10 years of successful ones? GSNorCal’s Volunteer Development Manager gets the scoop.
Investitures, bridging, and Court of Awards ceremonies: Girl Scouts has a long tradition of celebrating girls’ achievements. These ceremonies help girls feel that their work is noticed and appreciated, motivating them to keep working hard in the future. Here are some tips from Service Unit 605’s Judy on planning celebrations for your older Girl Scouts, especially those completing a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award!
Girls of all ages, Daisies through Ambassadors, can become leaders when they are given the opportunity to step up. Having volunteered with Girl Scouts for twenty years (and leading three troops), Karen discovered that the best way to empower girls as leaders is to help them plan and host events, so they can test their leadership and ideas in action.