Daisy Girl Scouts are our youngest members, and as such, represent pure potential. When they’re getting ready to start school, they’re excited, nervous, thrilled, and full of expectations, making it an ideal time to introduce them to the wonderful world of Girl Scouts. In this post, Heather outlines how to start your own Daisy troop to give young girls a safe space to explore, discover, and grow.
For many girls entering middle and high school, school yards, cafeterias, sports fields, and even classrooms become more difficult to navigate as friendships and relationships change over time. As Girl Scout volunteers, we can help equip our girls with the confidence, kindness, and strength. Gabi shares a few tips on how to be there for your girls as they grow up, even (and especially when) they don’t think they need it.
For over 30 years, Girl Scouts of Northern California’s annual Lead the Way leadership conference has been helping high school girls develop essential personal and professional skills. Marla shares how this weekend-long event full of workshops and presentations can better prepare older girls for the future.
As girls grow up, their friends become even more valuable as they surround themselves with a supportive group to help them maneuver the bigger social world – and Girl Scout sisters are the perfect allies. Keep reading to find out why your girls should invite their friends to join Girl Scouts!
A new membership year means fun, new adventures for girls. Mary shares the ins-and-outs of Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints to help you get to know these two valuable online resources that every volunteer should bookmark.
Respecting differences and creating experiences that are welcoming to each and every girl is an important part of Girl Scouts. Sheryl shares her tips to ensure your troop environment is a safe space for girls.
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.
Troop conflict is never fun, but it doesn’t have to be tough. Heather shares tips from experienced troop leaders, designed to help you build safe and smart conflict management guidelines for your troop!
Whether you’re working with younger Girl Scouts, older Girl Scouts, parents, or other adult volunteers, communication is key (and varies from troop to troop). Check out these 5 resources to help you sharpen your communication skills and learn how to effectively communicate your messaging to your troop!
The variety of ways to reach your people is almost endless—email, Facebook, text message, and so many more—it can be hard to choose. Troop leader Liz shares her best tips for communicating with your troop parents!
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!
Whether you’re a new troop leader or a seasoned pro there’s always something new to learn about Girl Scouting! With over 100 online online courses, our Volunteer Learning Portal offers trainings for almost every Girl Scout volunteer. From troop safety to product sale prep, Sheryl shares the eLearning team’s top 6 online courses for troop leaders.