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What Should I Know When Reserving a Camp Property?

You’re ready to take your troop to one of our camp properties for some Girl Scout fun and adventure. You’ve got your calendar of open weekends all set, enough Girl Scout approved adults to meet ratio, a general idea of fun activities to do, and now it’s time to reserve a site. Need some help figuring out how to reserve a property for your troop event? No worries, we’ve compiled some frequently asked property reservation questions and answers to help you out. Happy  ...

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Volunteer Experience

But… I’m Too Busy: The Working Mom’s Guide to Girl Scouts

Guest Editorial from Melissa Moody How many times have you said that? I say it too… In addition to co-leading my daughter’s middle school Girl Scout troop, I am also their cookie mom. I also help with volunteer recruitment and troop formation for our area, and run both our fall product and cookie sale for our area. I also co-chair our community day camp each year. I teach Sunday school at my church and serve on our executive board. I’m married to a very understanding husband, and also have  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Progression, It’s Not Just For Girls!

Progression is something we promote at Girl Scouts, both for girls and for our volunteers. No one joins the organization already knowing the many resources we have at a national and council level, with the Girl Scout handbook and Volunteer Essentials committed to memory, and knowing a skilled facilitator for every badge and activity that your troop is going to want to try. And that’s okay! To help you build your knowledge and skills as a volunteer, we’ve put together a handy  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

How to Build a Healthy Service Unit

We all know there are those Girl Scout troops and service units that have everything going on; their girls and parents are happy, their bank accounts are adequately funded, and their volunteers seem to know everything they need to know to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who are making the world a better place. So what’s their secret? And how do the rest of us get there? While we don’t have a magic formula for happy and healthy troops and service units (if you  ...

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