Introducing Girl Scouts Facebook Groups
Girl Scouts has opened two new Facebook Groups where volunteers can connect, share and get the answers they need. Are you a Leader in search of making rainbows for the Brownie WOW? Do you have contact information for a fascinating guest speaker your girls loved for Junior aMuse Journey? Do you want to boast about your girls' Daisy Flower Garden Take Action Project? If so, join:
Our Journeys Journal
Through this group you can:
- Connect with other leaders working on all Journeys at all grade levels and learn about the fun and exciting ways their troops are customizing the Journeys
- Discover what other troops have done on their Journeys; what worked and what did not
- Share ideas for side trips, guest speakers or Tack Action projects
- Get feedback, suggests or just give words of encouragement
Request to join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourjourneysjournal/
Are you a new Leader looking for advice on how to manage a troop and fund things to do with your troop? Are you a seasoned Leader willing to share your vast knowledge of Girl Scout information? If so, join:
Through this group you can:
- Connect with new and seasoned Leaders from all over the Girl Scout Council
- Swap ideas
- Ask advice or give words of encouragement
Request to join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marvelousmentoring/
The six-minute video below takes a lighthearted approach to showing how adults partner with girls during the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Whether you volunteer as a troop leader or in another role you will help girls learn and have fun in Girl Scouting.
You choose how often – one day, one series or year-round fun.
Using your expertise, skills, interests and life experiences, we will match you with opportunities like:
- Camp – Leave your smartphone behind as you explore the great outdoors with a group of girls - you can tweet or post on Facebook about it after you get home
- Programs – We have half-day to three-day programs available so you can interact with girls, energize their passions and help them become their best even when you’re pressed for time
- Series – These opportunities begin with a training session and allow the volunteers to work with a small group of girls for 6-8 weeks during the day or after school
Programs include Be a Friend First (healthy relationships); Uniquely Me (self-esteem); and Techbridge (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- Troops – Share girls’ excitement as they earn badges, awards, take field trips and learn from community leaders throughout the school year
- Seasonal Activities – Help girls collect personal care items for April Showers or support them on a one- or five-mile walk during the annual run/walk in November
- Aquatics – Go up a creek with at least two paddles, break out the kayaks by some whitewater, hoist the sails on a lake or take a plunge in a pool
- Young Professionals Council – Join our young adults group, which meets monthly and where you can connect with other women and men who want to volunteer
This group meets monthly and offers members the opportunity for service and host an annual fundraiser
To get more detailed volunteer information, contact Nicole Dalton, Volunteer Screening and Placement Manager, at 314.592.2312 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a newsletter of current events and troops and programs looking for volunteer help.
Why wait? It all starts with you. Volunteer at www.girlscoutsem.org/join