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.
Planning a meeting isn’t just about activities and logistics (although those things are important too!) It’s about creating a safe space where your Girl Scouts can build relationships, grow, and thrive. Here are a basic structure and tips to get you started.
Let her go, let her go…explore the world! With a little inspiration from Disney’s Frozen, Girl Scout travel expert Sandy Norman shows us why letting Girl Scouts travel, no matter their age or experience level, is so valuable to their growth.
From her first badge earned on her Daisy smock or brownie vest to her final Gold Award presentation, all Girl Scouts share in the Essential Girl Scout Experience. Starting with sisterhood, supportive adults, and special experiences, the Girl Scout Playbook walks you through the six elements of being a Girl Scout:
When I became a Girl Scout leader, I had never used a glue gun, had only been camping one time, and the idea of giving first aid or CPR to anyone frightened me. Now I’ve faced all those challenges, obstacles, and fears alongside some amazing young ladies. Use these three tips to boost your confidence as a leader:
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!
GSNorCal’s Discoveree event features over 65 workshops covering topics from troop program to self-help, from how to do a Journey in a day to self-defense skills. Choose your favorite workshops, or pick a learning path that corresponds with your girls’ age level. Here’s why you should join us this January.
Cybersecurity, robotics, space science and beyond! In the past two years, GSUSA has released over 50 new STEM badges, and the Council STEM Staff is providing monthly STEM webinars to walk members through them!
Uniforms have been a part of Girl Scouts from the very beginning, and adult uniforms are no different. Adults have worn a wide variety of uniforms that ranged from floor length skirts to the first pant suits in the seventies. Learn all about the modern uniform and how to wear it.
Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into an incredible G.I.R.L.—Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader, and the Fall Product Program is no different! Here’s how to get the most skill-building out of your fall product season.