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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteer Experience

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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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The Five People You’ll Meet in Girl Scouts

As a Girl Scout leader you introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. You are their champion, guide, and mentor, as you help them develop skills and confidence that will last their entire lifetime. Your time in Girl Scouts is filled with smiles, excitement, and so many memories made as you help our girls grow strong. Just like our girls, each of our volunteers brings something special to our organization and we wouldn’t trade any  ...

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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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