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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

New Troop Tips: Exploring Your Community’s Resources

As a new troop leader, there is so much to learn. Each troop meeting and outing will add more knowledge and skill to your troop leader toolbox. Pretty soon you’ll have definite opinions on which Girl Scout repeat song you can (and cannot) handle on its fifteenth go round (looking at you, Princess Pat!), you’ll be able to predict how many fruit snacks a group of 10 first graders will consume in a single sitting, and your conflict resolution strategies will grow exponentially as  ...

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

Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

When You Need an Expert, Call Our Community Partners!

So we’ve got all these awesome badges and your troop is super excited to earn them. But there’s a little problem. Some of the badges your girls really want to try are just a little outside (or maybe a lot outside) of your comfort zone. Anyone just a little unsure about their space science knowledge? Or not an expert robot programmer? And what exactly is geocaching anyway? Don’t despair! While our badges are written so that the girls (and you) can build new skills even if  ...

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