The new Girl Scout program year kicks off on October 1st, and we are so excited for all that is to come! We know that this year looks very different for everyone and that engaging girls and families can present new challenges for troop co-leaders. At Girl Scouts, our top priority is that all of … Continue reading Troop Co-Leader Resources
By Dana Erickson, GS-NCCP Intern and Girl Scout Alum When I was six I begged my parents to let me join Girl Scouts, living in a rural town there weren't many opportunities and the only troop in my area wasn't a good fit. I was more than a little crushed that I was going to … Continue reading Troop Leader Moms – A Special Bond
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 Christin Murphy, Adult Learning Director Year 1 and 2 Spring is in the air – we can smell, see it, and feel it. It also means that the end of the Girl Scout year is near. As leaders and volunteers, you’ve watched your troop continue to transform into girls of courage, confidence, and character … Continue reading It’s Time to Celebrate: Bridging Basics
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)