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Show Your Love for your Girl Scout Volunteers!

April 3, 2017

By: Ga Ming West, Marketing Coordinator

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month! Every day, our volunteers are helping girls and showing them endless opportunities to become go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. That’s why we want to recognize their hard work and show them how much we appreciate all that they do! Here are some fun ways your Girl Scouts can send some love to your local volunteers!

1. Homemade Cards
Who doesn’t love a good homemade card? Let your creativity flow as you make unique personalized cards for your Girl Scout volunteers! Try something new and make these cards with this cool painting technique!

 

2. Celebrate Good Times (And Volunteers!)
Get your troop together and throw a party to celebrate the hard work of all your Girl Scout volunteers! Check out our Pinterest board for some awesome party ideas and treats 🙂

 

3. Volunteer Awards
At your next troop meeting, set aside some time to recognize your volunteers. You and your troop can create awards to give out and make your meeting extra special!

 

4. Tell Your Volunteers How Much You Appreciate Them
One of the simplest and most meaningful ways to let your Girl Scout volunteers know how much their work means to you is to tell them!

How will you show your love for your volunteers, Girl Scouts? We’d love to hear all about it! Share with us in the comments or share your story on our website!

 

 

 

 

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Want to join Girl Scouts in the fall? Hit the ground running with these tips!

July 11, 2016

Join Girl Scouts

By Shellie Culler, Recruitment Director

Did you know that the majority of Girl Scout troops start in the fall? It’s back to school and back to troop time, which is exciting, but can also be overwhelming! To help families kick their fall into high gear, here are some tips that will make joining a Girl Scout troop a smooth process…which makes being a Girl Scout even more fun!

When is the best time to look for a troop?

RIGHT NOW! Girls can join troops year-round, but families have the best chance of reserving the troop of their choice by registering early. Girls new to Girl Scouts can register as early as July 1 and browse our online troop catalog for meeting and troop options. Selecting your troop prior to school starting not only checks one thing off your to-do list, but also gives your girl something to look forward to as she starts the school year. Additionally, registering early ensures that your girl doesn’t miss a moment of fun! Many troops start meeting in August and September and finding your troop sooner rather than later allows your girl to participate in early meetings, become acquainted with leaders and fellow Girl Scouts, and start planning her best year ever!

How do I register my girl to be a Girl Scout? How do I find a troop?

GO ONLINE! To start the registration process and to find troops online, you’ll want to utilize our online troop catalog. The online catalog lists troops with available openings and families can search by zip code or troop number to find troops near you or a specific troop. If you know of a Girl Scout troop in your neighborhood or school, you can also register for that troop online. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s fun! If you can’t find a troop that works with your family’s schedule, simply check the “unsure” option. This will let our Girl Scout representatives know to reach out and help you find the solution that works best for your family.

Always dreamed of leading your own troop? Want to be a part of your daughter’s experience? Help us empower and guide the next generation of female leaders! You can register as a Volunteer by adding your membership along with your daughter’s or by visiting our adult registration page and selecting your volunteer role. We’ll follow up and help you get on boarded.

What happens after I get registered?

Your troop leader will reach out to welcome you! Once your daughter is registered, your troop leaders will be notified by email with your contact information. This makes it super easy for them to communicate with you about the upcoming troop year. They will let you know what your daughter needs prior to the first troop meeting as well as when the first troop meeting and parent meetings will take place.

Most troops do not meet over the summer, so expect to hear from your troop leader in August or September once the troop is starting back up. If you’re new a troop leader, you’ll start to receive notifications about girls who are joining your troop. We recommend reaching out and welcoming them as soon as possible and to let them know the date of your first meeting. Additionally, a Girl Scout staff member will reach out to new troop leaders to schedule training and welcome them to the organization.

I hope these tips help set you and your family up for success this fall. Just remember to follow my motto! The sooner you get started, the sooner the Girl Scout fun begins!

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