You Can Make A Difference
Your calendar is full.
Your to-do list is jam-packed.
You want to help out, but how do you find the time? Don’t panic. You don’t have to give up your life to support your girl in Girl Scouts.
Because there are only so many hours in a day, girls, along with their parents and guardians, have to balance many growing and diverging interests, commitments and responsibilities.
You’ll be surprised by how flexible Girl Scouting is today. You can choose how much or how little time and energy. You can give an hour per day, or maybe just a “thank you” to your Girl Scout’s troop leader or volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities are tailored to fit your calendar, your skills and your interests.
- Time commitment is 2-4 hours a month.
- You can set the troop meeting days/times.
- Team up with a friend to lead a troop together.
- Do what you enjoy (No craft skills required!)
- Training and leader book provided.
As a Parent…
- Attend parent meetings, group activities and Girl Scout ceremonies.
- Help fulfill troop responsibilities (paying dues, preparing snacks, etc.)
- If your Girl Scout misses a meeting, help her complete missed activities.
- Please drop off and pick up your Girl Scout on time.
- Thank your troop leader and ask if there is anything you can do to help.
QUICK STEPS TO GET STARTED
- Let us know you’re interested!
- We’ll find you a group of girls (You can also make your own troop!)
- We make it easy to get started (Once you’re signed up, we’ll give you the tools you need to run a troop.)
- Girl Scouting builds courage, confidence and character.
- Girl Scouts helps shape values, morals and abilities in a fun, enriching environment.
- The very skills and qualities that prepare a girl for leadership also help to prepare her to be successful in school and in her profession and to be an active member of her community.
Girl Scouts achieve higher grades, have twice as many leadership opportunities, are more likely to make sound moral decisions and have stronger relationships with their parents than their non-Girl Scout peers, as shown by national research.
Girl Scouts gives parents and girls opportunities to be involved while also providing them quality time together and a sense of personal satisfaction by achieving a goal together.
An amazing 64% of today’s women leaders in the United States (civic, corporate, political, etc.) were once Girl Scouts, including:
- 80% of women business owners
- 69% of female U.S. Senators
- 67% of female members of the House of Representatives
- Virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space
AS A GIRL SCOUT…
- Attend and actively participate in meetings and trips.
- Relay important information and papers to your parent or guardian.
- Listen to and respect the opinions and beliefs of other members and leaders.
- Treat every Girl Scout as a sister.
- Be safe, and have a blast!