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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

3 Handy Resources for Tramping and Trailing Through the Outdoors with Girl Scouts!

Girls have been tramping and trailing through the outdoors with Girl Scouts for over a hundred years (there’s even a book called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts published in 1927), and thanks to the More Than S’mores research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, we know that the time girls spend outdoors benefits them immensely. But not every girl (or volunteer!) who joins your troop arrives at her first meeting prepared for a 10 mile hike and a weekend, or even just one  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Troop Leaders, Super Power Your Year With the Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is an awesome digital tool to help you manage your time and your troop. You can use it to renew troop members, communicate with caregivers, plan your year, track attendance and badges earned, and submit your troop’s finances. Girl Scouts of the USA maintains this resource and will continue to update content and features to better meet the needs of our busy Girl Scout volunteers. So consider it your new digital assistant! Have you taken it for a test drive yet?  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Upcoming Webinars: Online Support for Busy Volunteers

It can be hectic getting your troop organized and ready to go for the year, right? To help you out, we have a few webinars on popular topics and resources to make your life a little simpler! You’ll be able to ask questions, connect to other leaders, and learn vital information for a successful Girl Scout year! Register by using the link next to each live webinar time, or view the recorded webcast posted on the Learning page of our website under “webinars” at your  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Highest Awards: Preparing Girls to Shine!

Do your girls have what it takes to inspire change? To prove that there’s no issue too big for girls determined to make a difference? If that sounds like your Girl Scouts then it’s time to check out Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards! Highest Awards have been empowering girls to explore their communities, find an issue they care about, and take the lead by making a difference in their corner of the world for decades! Girl Scouts Juniors can join the Highest Awards legacy of  ...

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