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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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Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Planning Your Year the Girl Scout Way

Through Girl Scouts, girls can do anything. And with so many options, planning your year can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, if you follow these simple steps and use our resources to help you and the girls it will take some of the stress out of this process. 1. Assemble Your Team: The first step to anything in Girl Scouts is putting together a team and exploring options. So make your first troop meeting a planning meeting, bring your Program Event Guide, badge books, and the important  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Ways for Girl Scouts to Utilize Community Partners

You might be asking yourself, “What is a Community Partner?”  A community partner is a community organization and/or business that offer Girl Scouts tours, workshops and/or other resources to support their Girl Scout Journey, badge work or service projects. For example; if a Girl Scout Senior wants to earn her Car Care badge, which includes basic car maintenance, vehicle safety, safe driving practices, emergency procedures and car efficiencies, she could visit AAA to talk with an expert or  ...

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