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General, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The key to success: GRIT!

What is grit and why is it so important to our (and our girls’) success? Grit is a combination of persistence and resilience that is not related to talent or IQ. People with grit can accomplish things that seem almost impossible. We all know them. The girl who refuses to give up on the high ropes course (despite her fear of heights) and finally (after multiple attempts and falls) conquers the course and her fear. The leader who sticks with her girls (through their hard middle school  ...

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News, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Your Newest Time Saver-The Volunteer Toolkit

GSUSA and Western Ohio have launched The Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) which is a comprehensive digital tool accessible on your computer, smartphone and/or tablet that is the primary support resource for troop leaders who work with K–5th grade troops. For those volunteers, this resource will replace the adult leaders guide for Journeys and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. What does that mean in people talk? It means that we have a new resource with a trans-formative purpose: to save  ...

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Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Simple Ways To Transform Parent Engagement

Girl Scout leaders are some of the most dedicated, selfless and creative people. But, they can’t do it all by themselves! In Girl Scouting, we hear this from volunteers annually through face-to-face feedback and formal surveys. While we recognize that parent support is critical to the success of our mission,  we have an “untapped” resource; it’s the fathers of the girls. Perhaps finding ways to include fathers can be to everyone’s benefit. Childwefare.gov says that, “Children who grow  ...

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