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Are You Man Enough to be a Girl Scout? These 5 Superstar Volunteers Are!

We believe that when girls succeed, so does society. And what’s the best way you can help girls (and society) succeed?  Being a youth mentor! “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington So we ask you, gentleman: are you ready to be a mentor for your daughter?  For girls  ...

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Parents

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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Volunteers

Share the Load For A Successful Cookie Sale!

It’s almost cookie time, volunteers! And for some of our troop leaders, the sale can seem overwhelming. As the deadline approaches, remember: you don’t have to do this alone! The cookie sale works best as a partnership between girls, caregivers, volunteers, and staff. Here are some of our tips for sharing the load this cookie sale! Recruit A Troop Cookie Manager As the troop leader, you are already responsible for so many things for your girls. And while it’s tempting to  ...

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Parents

5 Ways to Connect with Families in the New Girl Scout Year

As you’re preparing for a new school year it’s time to start thinking about your new Girl Scout year. What amazing things will your girls do? What new skills will they master? How will you connect with your families in a way that supports what your troop does? Wait, why are you talking about the family? This is a girl-focused organization, right? Right, but those girls come attached to families and the level of support and commitment a family is willing to give can make or break  ...

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