Friday, September 13, 2013

Troop Tips for New Girl Scout Leaders from Seasoned Leaders!

Becoming a new Girl Scout Leader can be intimidating, so take some advice from some seasoned leaders…

  •  Include your Girl Scouts when planning for the Troop year.  Your Girl Scouts know what they find fun and interesting, so include them when planning your Troop meetings. This will keep them excited. Remember, the older your girls, the more they should be involved in the planning process. ~ Debbie

  • Plan in advance, but be flexible! Match together your Association calendar with the school calendar. Once you have matched these two calendars together, working with your girls, plan your Troop calendar around school and Association events. But, as much as you plan, you will also have to be ready, because sometimes, the plan may go out the window… this is okay. ~ Anna
  •  Think about and focus on the outcome! You may not see the results right away, but you will see results. Girl Scouts is all about the long-term plan and the long-term results... they stick. 10 years from now, you will be amazed by what you see. ~ Lisa
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Have a plan and get your parents on board with your plan. Break that plan up in to small pieces and tell your parents or caregivers exactly what you need. ~Lorna
  •  Have Fun! Enjoy the smiles on your Girl Scouts’ faces. The smile, the joy and the happiness of a girl is what makes all the time and work worth the effort. ~ Cassie

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