Submitted by Jennifer Hartsfield, Girl Scout Troop Leader My best friend's daughter wanted to join a troop; however, no troops in the area had openings. So, as many leaders have done, she started one. One day she was telling me about how she started a troop and needed a co-leader. Knowing absolutely nothing about Girl … Continue reading Why I Lead
By Kat High, Recruitment Director Two heroes are better than one! This November, invite a friend to start a new Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop, and everyone wins! You get $50 to spend at Girl Scouts’ official online store, and your friend gets a fun, free Volunteer Resource Pack to help them get … Continue reading Invite a friend to volunteer and win!
By Christin Murphy, Adult Learning Director Something we can all agree on these days is that life is just plain BUSY! Busy is the new state of normal for many of our lives. ‘Busy’ has become the new ‘fine.’ Making one thing in your life simpler or easier to understand, can reduce stress and create … Continue reading Need help planning your Girl Scout year? There’s a VTK for that.
By Kenna C., Girl Scout Volunteer Troop Leader Remember the morning your daughter said those sweet words, “Mom, I want to be in Girl Scouts”, or when your best friend texted, “Hey, come to this meeting with me so we can be Girl Scout co-leaders”. We all have a story about how we got to that … Continue reading 10 Tips for new Girl Scout Troop Co-Leaders
By Kim Henry, Program Director “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. A circle is round, it has no end. That’s how long, I will be your friend… Across the land, across the sea. Friend forever, we will always be.” This quoted Girl Scout friendship song is a … Continue reading Sing It! With Girl Scouts!
By Christin Murphy, Troop Support Year 1 and 2 As a new Troop Co-leader, I know you have great ideas of how to teach the girls the basics of the Girl Scout program, all while making it fun and exciting! But, do you find yourself getting bogged down with the basics of troop management, leaving … Continue reading Make the Ask! (Troop Leader Tips Series)