Our Girl Scout Cookie Rally was planned by Kathy who has been a Girl Scout leader for 30 years. She has run many fabulous programs over the years and this year in addition to being our Service Unit Girl Scout Cookie Manager, she prepared and hosted the Cadette Girl Scouts Public Speaking Badge … [Read more...] about Service Unit Cookie Rally Event
When Girl Scouts Opt Out of Cookie Sales
Troop leader asks: Any advise on how to handle a family that wants to opt out of cookie sales, but still wants to make it fair for the troop? Facebook Leaders gave their input on what to do when Girl Scouts opt out of cookie sales: Becky wrote in: According to GS rules, troop funds are to be … [Read more...] about When Girl Scouts Opt Out of Cookie Sales
Choosing Chaperones for Troop Activities
A leader asked about choosing chaperones for troop activities such as booth sales and trips on our Facebook page. Leader question: When your troop has an event and you need an extra parent to help chaperone how do you determine who to take with you if you have more than one parent express … [Read more...] about Choosing Chaperones for Troop Activities
Ways to Distribute Cookie Rewards to Scouts
Leader Question: What do other leaders do when it's time to distribute "recognition items" from fall or cookie sales? We usually put each girl's items in a gift bag and pass them out at the end of a meeting, but of course they want to open their bags and show the others what they earned. We had a … [Read more...] about Ways to Distribute Cookie Rewards to Scouts
What Makes a Good Cookie Booth?
Submitted by Troop 80671 We have had many Girl Scout cookie booths over the years. Because we have a large combined group of 40 girls, we even have several booth sales a each year to give everyone a chance to participate. Leaders often ask us "What makes a good cookie booth?" There is no right … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Cookie Booth?
Get the Excitement Going to Increase Cookie Sales with Your Junior Troop!
By the time your girls are Junior Girl Scouts, cookie season can start to loose some of it's excitement. Maybe it's time to recharge with some fun projects and a game to rev up their cookie-selling engines. At MakingFriends, we started with the Junior Customer Insights Badge and … [Read more...] about Get the Excitement Going to Increase Cookie Sales with Your Junior Troop!
The Cadette Budgeting Badge is Fun! Whaaat?
I hear all the time from leaders that the new badges are boring -- especially for the older girls. Cadettes have limited time and plenty of other activities to choose from besides Girl Scouts. How can we get them to stay with the program if they don't like the activities? Well, the Budgeting … [Read more...] about The Cadette Budgeting Badge is Fun! Whaaat?
Girls Living the GS Law – Be a Sister To Every Girl Scout
submitted by Lindsay Foster My troop have been together for over seven years, we explained to girls early that we expect that they will live the Law, not just recite it every two weeks when we meet. As a leader, I have watched these young women grow from Daisy, Brownie Girl Scouts to amazing … [Read more...] about Girls Living the GS Law – Be a Sister To Every Girl Scout