How Can I Support My Daughter's Leader?
From the new friends she has made to the FUN adventures she has gone on, we know you have heard many Girl Scout stories from you daughter. You may wonder how you can support her experience.
Parents play such an important role in helping the troop leader deliver programming to girls. A busy spring and summer is ahead and a small time commitment from you would mean so much. Here are a few ways you can support your daughter's leader:
- Troop field trips and other activities are in full swing, volunteer to help chaperone or transport girls.
- Girl Scouts is all about helping girls develop new skills. Share your expertise by helping girls work toward a new badge.
- Help girls experience the outdoors. Many troops love to camp and day camp is right around the corner. Volunteer to chaperone, be the on-site first aider or take on a specialized position.
- Troop leaders need information from time to time to ensure a safe experience for your daughter, make sure you return permission and registration forms when she needs them.
- Say thank you and send a little note to your daughter's leader. Let her know the difference she has made. Save the date! Leader's Day is April 22.
Working directly with girls does require a membership to Girl Scouts and a background check. It doesn't take too long, and It helps us ensure a safe environment for you and the girls.
| ||Thank You for Supporting the Cookie Program!|
As this year's Cookie Program comes to a close, we say thank you to all of our GS parents who carried boxes, completed paperwork, kept track of money and turned everything in on time. Your support helps girls reach their goals, and we appreciate all you do!
If your family, friends and neighbors are asking your daughter for just a few more boxes of their favorite cookies, we do have inventory available through January. Check with your troop leader first.
| ||Programs Available for Troops and Individual Girls|
|Does your daughter want to try an activity but the troop has chosen something different? Are you looking for an activity for the whole family?
Individual girls can register for our STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Outdoor and Community Programs. Ziplining, rappelling, horseback riding, art classes and theater workshops. You name it... there is something for every girl available! If she signs up to attend individually, you will have to stay with her while she completes the activity - but this provides a great opportunity to watch her learn something new.
Our community programs are special partnerships with museums, sports teams, theater companies and other businesses across our council. In addition to great individual girl and troop opportunities, many of our community programs offer special deals for the family. What about a dad / daughter day at the Harlem Globetrotters, a family outing to Disney on Ice or a summer trip to Worlds of Fun? Take advantage of a great Girl Scout deal today!
Check out our calendar for all the upcoming activities and then register online for your favorite.
| ||The 2013 Summer Camp Book is Coming!|
Girl Scouts love camp! It won't be long before you and daughter will be planning for summer activities. We hope you will choose GS Camp as one of those activities. From service unit day camp to mother / daughter overnights to resident camp, we have an exciting summer planned!
Watch for this year's camp book to arrive and our summer camp pages on the website to become live in the next two weeks. Registration begins February 18.
| ||Year of the Girl Merchandise - 20% Off|
|Celebrate your daughter with a Year of the Girl t-shirt, charm or other memento
. These items were created to commemorate our 100th year as an organization and are sure to be a great remembrance of this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Our 101st year kicks off March 12, so be sure to take advantage of the savings and purchase your Year of the Girl item today!