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Wrap Up and Restart Your Girl Scout Year!

Springtime means it’s time we start wrapping up our Girl Scout year and looking ahead to the next! Finish Up with a Celebration! For starters, it’s time to celebrate! Bring families together to share what the girls have learned and accomplished. It’s a time to celebrate new experiences like going to camp and to celebrate the friendships that have developed through the year. You can make it a formal affair or keep it simple. You might keep it small or team up with other troops or a service  ...

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Volunteers

Steps For Building Leadership Skills As A Troop

Girl Scouts has been building leadership skills in girls since our beginning. How do we do it? By giving girls opportunities to take the lead as they tackle new adventures, build their skills with our badges and awards, develop strong core values, and learn to work together to solve problems. How do we know it works? Because we’ve tested it! (Seriously, we’ve got the data…check out Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study.) So how can you continue our legacy of  ...

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Volunteers

Group Management: It Doesn’t Have to Be Like Herding Cats!

Managing youth behavior in a group setting is a daunting task, even for experienced educators, youth workers, and Girl Scout volunteers. There are so many different needs, wants, and attention spans all in one place—it’s like herding cats! How do you keep it all from devolving into chaos? To help you out, we’ve collected some of our best tips for managing your group of awesome (but frequently rambunctious) youth. Make a team agreement (and have everyone sign it)! This is also  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Get Girls Outside With the Volunteer Toolkit!

Girl Scouts is dedicated to getting girls outside! The outdoors are an important part of our organization, and thanks to generous funding from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, Girl Scouts of the USA made some enhancements to the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) to help volunteers and girls get outdoors as they earn badges! Not sure what the VTK is? Check out more here. What are these new VTK “enhancements”? Several Daisy, Brownie, and Junior activities have been updated with options  ...

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