Short on time? Want to help with recruitment? Here are some ways to get involved without spending a lot of time:
- Offer to assist council staff with a school talk or parent night in your community.
- Become the "Girl Scout Cheerleader" at your child's school and help the council ensure recruitment events are happening.
- Wear your Girl Scout gear when you run errands or are out and about in your community. Be positive and enthused when people ask you questions about how they can get involved.
- Organize and publicize a "Wear Your Uniform Day," within your community. Encourage all Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms as they go about their normal day. Girl Scouts could go on a fun day trip, hang out in the park, head to the local ice cream shop on a hot day, or enjoy the outdoors to display that Girl Scouting is alive and active in your community.
- Offer to work at a Girl Scout table at a community event like a Farmer's Market, health fair, fall festival, etc. Check with the council to get the materials you need.
- Ask local businesses and restaurants to post a flyer prominently about joining Girl Scouts.
- Ask your church or house of worship to publish information online or in your bulletin (or both) about girl and volunteer opportunities in Girl Scouts. You can even use this sample message:
"Now is the time to join Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas invites adults and girls to join the Girl Scout Movement! Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. No prior Girl Scouts experience is necessary, and adults do not have to have a daughter to help as a volunteer. If you are interested in helping girls, call 1-800-632-6894, or visit www.girlscoutsdiamonds.org. Thank you!"
- Hand out flyers (the council will provide them for you) at any place where kids or potential volunteers are located. Places like: inflatable places; colleges or trade schools; skating rinks; movie theaters; sports fields; libraries; bowling alleys; pediatric offices or other doctor's offices; consignment sales; dance studios; gymnastic centers; children's museums
- With school's permission, hand out flyers in the carpool / pick-up line.
- Make a sign / button or wear a shirt that says "Ask me how to join Girl Scouts" and make yourself known at community events.
- Change the cover image of your Facebook page to something promoting Girl Scouts.
- Update your Facebook status or Tweet often about joining Girl Scouts. Tweet @gs_diamonds and use hashtag #SupportGirls to expand the audience of your tweet, and identify the Girl Scouts - Diamonds Council.
YOU CAN FIND RECRUITMENT INFO ON THE PR COORDINATOR PAGE!!