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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Essentials of Managing a Large Troop

Girl Scout troops come in all shapes and sizes. And while the average troop for our council is around 12, we do have troops across western Ohio that are thriving with 30+ girl members. That’s a lot of girls! Is it too much? That depends. The general rule of thumb is that troops should have enough girls to provide a cooperative learning environment and still be small enough to allow for development of individual girls. And with planning, a supportive team of adults, and adaptive  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents

How to Help Your Girl’s Troop During the Cookie Program

It’s that time of year again! The time of goal-setting, resolution-making, and (most importantly) Girl Scout Cookies! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an awesome skill-building, money-earning opportunity for Girl Scouts. And the more adults involved in your troop’s sale, the more successful it can be! So, how can you help your girl’s troop during cookie season this year? There are so many opportunities! Register and Get Background Checked The first, and potentially most  ...

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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteer Experience

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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Featured, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

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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