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5 Ways to Get Involved in Your Girl’s Troop

Can you believe it?! Another school year is well underway, and families all across the country are preparing for the second half of the busy school year. Have you included Girl Scouts in your school routine? Girl Scouts provides girls with limitless opportunities to be Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders. With the support of caring adult role-models, girls gain confidence, courage, and character while making the world a better place! Technically, they’ll need to have 2  ...

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Troop Committees: How to Build One & Why They’re Important for a Strong Troop

According to research from the Girl Scouts Research Institute, the most successful troops nationwide have 12 girl members. While this allows for lively, engaging conversation among the girls, it can quickly get overwhelming if there are only two troop leaders present. That’s where Troop Committees come in! Adult support is vital to the experience girls have in a troop setting, and Troop Committees ensure that you’ve got the help you need. What is a Troop Committee? The term  ...

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How & Why You Should Grow Your Troop This Year

Girl Scouts is all about making new friends. And one of the best, easiest ways to make new friends is by welcoming new girls into your troop! After all, new members bring fresh ideas, different ways of looking at things, and excitement that can spark creativity and energize everyone. Plus, introducing new friends to Girl Scouting allows existing members to flex their leadership skills and build confidence. Basically, everybody wins! Why should you grow your troop? There are so many benefits  ...

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What Leaders Want Parents to Know

Troop leaders have many roles in Girl Scouts. They are cheerleaders, guides, organizers, troubleshooters, and mentors for their troop. Under their leadership, our girl members are developing life skills, building confidence, and making impacts (and friendships!) that will last a lifetime. Girl Scouts doesn’t happen without them! As parents, you may not always see all of the time and effort your daughter’s leaders put into her Girl Scout experience or know how best to support  ...

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