Under Laura’s leadership, Girl Scouts wasn’t about how many badges we earned, it was about the the people we helped, and what we learned about ourselves.
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:
Whether you’re new to leading a troop or you’re looking for inspiration, this list of suggested seasonal activities, holidays to celebrate, and other meeting ideas for throughout the year will make yearly planning easy as pie.
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.
Starting a co-op troop is a great way to share responsibility and empower the group to expand without overburdening a single leader. Unlike the traditional troop model where two unrelated adults act as leader and co-leader, a co-op troop encourages all troop parents to work together to balance the leadership tasks.
From placing your troop’s initial cookie order to reflecting on your troop’s goals, there are a lot of things that have to get done before, during, and after the cookie sale. In this post, Gwen outlines some tasks that all new troop leaders (and returning cookie volunteers) should check off to help them better prepare for the upcoming cookie season!
A new membership year means fun, new adventures for girls. Mary shares the ins-and-outs of Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints to help you get to know these two valuable online resources that every volunteer should bookmark.
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!
Girl Scout Convention only happens once every three years—so who knows who your Girl Scout will meet? A camp buddy she hasn’t seen in years, a new lifelong friend, or even her future boss! Make an impression with custom SWAPS that showcases her personal style and Girl Scout spirit.
Even though parents can be some of the busiest people around, troop leader Richel shares 6 ways she’s found success in getting parents to help out as troop volunteers.
Angela shares her story (and lessons learned along the way) in navigating her experience as a multi-level troop leader!