New troop leaders asks: We'll be meeting our girls, and they will be meeting each other, for the first time next month at their first troop meeting. What fun games or activities have you tried that would help everyone feel more comfortable? New to this so specifics would be helpful. leaders on … [Read more...] about Games and Activities for First Troop Meeting
A troop leader wanted to know: What is the best way to handle girls missing a part of the requirements? My girls are Brownies and they have never done any work at home. I feel it is the parents who need to guide them in this. When they don't its the girls that miss out. Our Facebook leaders … [Read more...] about Girl Scouts Completing Missing Requirements
Troop leader Leslie asked for help: In Search Of Advice. I am the leader and cookie manager for a small troop. Most of our girls have been together for all three years of scouting and at this point consider ourselves very close. We have two new families in our troop though. The girls have been rude, … [Read more...] about Responding to Rude Behavior From Troop Girls and Parents
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 interest? Do you draw names? Our Girl Scout leaders shared their thoughts on our Facebook page: Donna's opinion: I would … [Read more...] about Ways to Choose Girl Scout Parents for Chaperones
Leader Question: Leader does not know what to do? Basically I am wondering if any troop leaders have ever asked a girl to leave their troop due to behavior? We have a little girl in our Daisy troop who is mean, disruptive, doesn't pay attention, and does things like taking extra cookies and then … [Read more...] about Should a Disruptive Girl Scout Leave the Troop?
Our Brownie troop is very small. I have 4 girls registered but only have 3 that are attending meetings. The fourth girl is moving to a different area and has decided not to continue at this time. My girls are so much fun. We have our own challenges as a small troop and we have … [Read more...] about Small Troop Hurdles & Bonuses
Sara asked: I am a new Daisy Troop Leader and we are currently working on our Petals. The girls have earned a couple so far. We have some new girls joining our troop this month and I am wondering how the other girls could earn the petals we have already learned. I'd like to know how others have … [Read more...] about Top 4 Ways to Catch Up on Daisy Petals
As Girl Scout leaders, we all know that it’s critical for our girls to take a leap and make decisions in age appropriate ways. This is challenging to many of us, and there are great blog entries already written on the topic here and here. Sometimes, having girls or leaders generate ideas and taking … [Read more...] about Girl Led: Beyond the Simple Vote