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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteer Experience

Fathers and Daughters: Six Tips for Including Fathers

Fathers, we salute you and the pivotal role you play in the lives of your daughters! A father’s relationship with his daughter has tremendous effects on her mental health, her adult relationships, and even how she deals with stress. Need more information on how important this relationship is to girls? Check out this article from Medical Daily with links to current research on the topic. As an organization that focuses on girls we’re 100% committed to helping build positive  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General, Volunteers

Five Reasons to Go Beyond the Troop!

Discover a world of Girl Scouts beyond your troop by connecting with girls and adults outside of your regular troop activities. How do you go beyond? Attend a large event, either through a council-operated event or a Service Unit event. These fun activities are a great way to keep girls and adults connected to Girl Scouting and broaden their network. Events can help girls and adults connect with families, engage the community, gain new skills and build relationships with their sister Girl  ...

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General, Volunteers

Starting Your New Troop-Tips From Veteran Leaders

You’re on your way. You’ve followed our 6 tips for new leaders as best you could and you’re starting to plan the year with your girls and your team of committed adults. Now for that next important question. How are we going to pay for all of this stuff? The troop needs markers, crayons, paper supplies, craft supplies, and so much more. What about their books and uniforms-should the troop or parents buy them? Insignia and badges? The questions and supply lists go on and on  ...

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General, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

6 Tips for New Troop Leaders

Congratulations! You volunteered to be a Girl Scout leader. All the other parents are so happy (or relieved) and the girls are dancing around the room in excitement. Everything is awesome! Then as you leave the parking lot you have the moment. What moment? The “oh what have I gotten myself into” moment.  Don’t worry, it’s normal. Every leader has that moment. Take a deep breath, you can do this! And because we’ve all been there, here are six tips from veteran  ...

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