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Simple Ways To Transform Parent Engagement

Girl Scout leaders are some of the most dedicated, selfless and creative people. But, they can’t do it all by themselves! In Girl Scouting, we hear this from volunteers annually through face-to-face feedback and formal surveys. While we recognize that parent support is critical to the success of our mission,  we have an “untapped” resource; it’s the fathers of the girls. Perhaps finding ways to include fathers can be to everyone’s benefit. Childwefare.gov says that, “Children who grow  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, General, Parents

10 Tips to Help Teens Prepare for College

Planning for college can be one of the more daunting tasks on the parental to do list. As troop leaders you can be a great asset in this process to help relieve the pressure or simply serve as a helpful guide for where to look for resources. And with a little help from these awesome resources and planning guides, a good organizational system (binders or checklists are highly recommended) and a positive attitude this can be a fun and exciting process for all who are involved.  As you know by  ...

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General, Parents

Mother’s Day is Every Day

As we approach Mother’s Day, think about the parents that have helped you the most. How did you get them involved? Was it a letter, phone call or text? Or was it a flier, Facebook post or through a friend? Most often, it was because of one simple thing – you asked. Girl Scouts doesn’t just ask for parent involvement to help spread the work – Girl Scouts needs parent and volunteer help because the organization wouldn’t be here without them.In fact, it thrives on it. Troops and service units  ...

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Girls, Parents

Honor Your Leader – April 22

“My purpose…to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.” –Juliette Gordon Low Dear Leader, if you are reading this, you hold an honored place in history as an inspirer who leads young women onward in the pursuit of this thing we call life. You are creating a return on investment, of which your life will only begin to see the mark of your  ...

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