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Being a troop leader is probably one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Partner with girls as they discover, connect and take action to make a difference in their community and the world.
Just getting started?
Wondering what you've gotten yourself into? Take a deep breath - you can definitely do this. Here's some basics to help get you out the gate:
Pathways for Working with Girls
Schedule tight? Difficult to manage a full year commitment? Not a problem. Besides Troop leadership, there are other Pathways that offer endless, flexible ways to participate as a volunteer in Girl Scouting. The flexibility of Pathways allows you to participate according to your lifestyle and availability -- whether you want to partner directly with girls throughout a membership year, participate for only a few weeks or months, or work with other adults in a variety of roles.
Pathways include: Camp - Events - Series - Travel - Troops - Virtual.
For more information contact:
Barbie & Girl Scouts: I Can Be Anything!
For generations, Barbie has had the confidence to be many things—a doctor, gymnast, teacher, vet, chef, rock star, swim champion, and president. Barbie and Girl Scouts are teaming together to share the message that every girl, like Barbie, can be anything she wants!
Join the love that Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies have for Barbie with their curiosity about all of the things they can do. Earn the I Can Be… patch with online games, a printable activity guide, and a paper doll Barbie with a great selection of outfits related to career options.
Go to http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/beanything/ for more information.
Girls’ Tennis—USTA Kids’ Clubs
Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas and USTA have partnered together to offer a Girls’ Tennis program for Girl Scouts! The program is primarily for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors, and teaches teamwork, agility, healthy choices, and good sportsmanship while having a swinging good time learning tennis!
Training for the Girls’ Team volunteers is free and provided by USTA trainers. A tennis reference and a Girl Scout Tennis Series curriculum are provided to all trained tennis volunteers. To find out if there is a Girls’ Tennis team registered in your area, contact your nearest service center (see page 3) or the Program Executive at your local Girl Scout office.
If you are interested in volunteering or starting a Girls’ Tennis team in your Service Unit or Community, call 800-929-5229 or sending an email to
Be a Friend First (BFF)
Be a Friend First is a program for middle school girls, to give them the skills and social tools they need to prevent, identify, and address bullying when and where it affects them—at school, online, and anywhere in between. The BFF program is a program that runs six to ten sessions. It can take place during school, after school, at church youth groups, or anywhere that middle school girls can get together to have fun and learn.
Tau Gamma Sigma
Tau Gamma Sigma (TGS) is a girl-led program for middle and high school girls that lets girls decide what topics they want to address. TGS is a leadership development program that gives girls tools to make wise decisions when facing challenging issues in their lives. From fashion to dating violence, the issues that are important to girls are up for discussion, and girls develop skills to make good decisions for themselves.
Girl Scout Penpals
Connect with other Girl Scouts across the country by becoming Penpals with another troop! Connections are made by Girl Scout staff members to verify membership of troops who are selected to be penpals. Choose your preference of state, and we’ll find new long-distance friends to last a lifetime!
Established in 1926, World Thinking Day is observed on February 22 of each year and celebrates Girl Scouting’s global sisterhood. This is a day when all Girl Scouts think of their sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world and remember that they are part of an international movement.
Let your girls help decide what they would like to do to celebrate World Thinking Day and think of their global sisterhood. Remember there are girls around the world celebrating with you. Happy Thinking Day!
Here are just a few ideas for celebrating World Thinking Day. I’m sure your girls will have many more!
Have a tasting event of foods from other cultures and countries
Have a style/fashion show displaying styles from a WAGGGS member country
Learn games or songs from another country
Learn to speak another language - learn to say "Happy Birthday," or how to sing the birthday song.
Learn how others celebrate their holidays and customs, etc.
Give the gift of international travel by donating to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund
Check out the badge, resources, and activities on worldthinkingday.org, a website run by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Contact a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts member organization to ask if you can be matched with an international penpal
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law