No matter where you stand politically, in order to be an active engaged citizen, it’s important to understand the basics of government. According to the Nation’s Report Card , only 24 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in civics , and, per the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only two in five American adults can name all three branches of government.
The last step of the Gold Award is the Final Report: 10 questions that explore every aspect of her work. Luckily, our Gold Award Committee experts are here to lend guidance on the Final Report so that your Girl Scout can go for the Gold!
Whatever your reasons for inviting new girls to your troop, a Bring-a-Friend event will engage your girls’ leadership skills while also promoting friendship and inclusion. Not sure where to begin? Use these 6 bite-sized steps to get you started:
Every volunteer has the ability to make Girl Scout history. In Trina Merriman’s sixty-plus years as a Girl Scout, she built a legacy of impact for thousands of Girl Scouts across the country, from Golden Gate Bridging and San Francisco Pride Parade to awards, accomplishments, and more.
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.
Camp Skylark Ranch Director Eliz “Apple” Adem spent a lot of time at Skylark Ranch as a Girl Scout, attending Service Unit Camporees and completing her Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program, which inspired her to pursue her current career. She shares her experience with the CIT program, and why she believes that leadership training is so important for every Girl Scout’s development.
So you’re ready to start your Gold Award project plan—now what? More than a community service project, the Gold Award is based around a well-researched and sustainable Take Action Project. You’ll be taking an issue you’re passionate about and making a big difference on a local, national, or even global scale, and you’re in charge every step of the way. Where do you even begin?
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.
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!
Looking to write the perfect Gold Award project proposal? We’ve collected helpful insight from committee members who have evaluated hundreds of Gold Award projects! Get started on your path to Gold!
Is your girl finding applying to college exciting, but intense? The College Knowledge badge tackles applying to college one step at a time, so your girl can start her next chapter with confidence. Divided into five easy steps, this badge walks girls through their options, the admissions process, financial planning, and study and health habits so they can succeed after they get in!