From placing your troop’s initial cookie order to reflecting on your troop’s goals, there are a lot of things that have to get done before, during, and after the cookie sale. In this post, Gwen outlines some tasks that all new troop leaders (and returning cookie volunteers) should check off to help them better prepare for the upcoming cookie season!
No one likes the idea of “chores”, but at Girl Scouts, kapers and kaper charts are a classic troop management tool that help troops stay organized, get things done, and avoid unnecessary drama over the timeless issue of “but it’s my turn”… all while keeping meeting activities girl-led!
At Girl Scouts of Northern California, we believe opportunity and experiences are the greatest gifts of all. Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for that proud Girl Scout in your life or you want to give back and help support the next generation of Girl Scouts, our 2017 gift guide has something for everyone.
Even if your troop is already up and running, adding new girls and volunteers to your friendship circle is the perfect way to mix things up in your troop! From creating a safe space and managing differing opinions to teaching them Girl Scouting essentials, get ready for the arrival of your new troop members with these helpful resources.
Whether they’re volunteering their time or coordinating their own service project, Girl Scouts are known for working hard to make the world a better place. Help your girls get started and set them up for success with these 7 badges that will teach them critical civic engagement skills and get them more involved in their communities.
Our annual Girl Scout fall product sale features a wide variety of goodies, like nuts, candy, magazines, and mugs that help teach critical business skills and fund our girls’ amazing adventures. Get ready for this year’s fall product sale with these helpful tips and resources!
With the start of the new school year and back to troop season right around the corner, you’ll be encountering tons of new faces. So whether you’re meeting your girls for the first time or just want them to get to know each other a little better, these 4 icebreaker activities will surely thaw any awkward vibes and leaf your girls laughing this fall.
Summer is just a few days away, so why not plan a trip away from the busy city life. Spend a day or maybe a weekend exploring some unfamiliar territory just a few hours north in the North Coast and North Central regions of California.
The thought of managing and budgeting thousands of dollars for your girls can seem a little daunting, so we found five awesome troop leaders to share their wealth of troop finance knowledge for this list of budgeting savvy advice.
Wondering why you should renew your membership early? We’ve got you covered with the top 3 reasons to renew your Girl Scout membership today (hint: free patches are involved)!
Being a Girl Scout in a bustling city like San Francisco may not provide as many close-to-home outdoor adventures, but this urban setting still has a lot to offer! With GSNorCal’s annual Golden Gate Bridging event just around the corner, there’s no better time for you and your girls to explore the renowned City by the Bay.
Did you know that summer camp actually affects the physical structure of children’s brains? It’s true! Keep reading to learn more about the brainy benefits of summer camp.