#GivingTuesday 2016

#GT2016Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.  Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.  We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this November 29. Here are some amazing reasons to give to Girl Scouts on #GivingTuesday:

  1.  We never turn a girl away. Our robust financial assistance program provides membership fees, troop dues, uniform pieces, as well as program and camp assistance.
  2. Our Reaching Out Programs bring Girl Scout programs to girls where they are. These programs focus on the traditions, STEM, positive relationships, and more!
  3. Girl Scout themselves give back! Community Service is a cornerstone of our movement. Whether it’s Kindergarten Daisies singing at nursing homes, fourth grade Juniors planting flowers in downtown planters, or high school Girl Scouts working toward their Gold Award by creating a prom dress closet for girls in need – Girl Scouts care about the community.

Believe in the power of Girl Scouting this holiday season and give to GSNWGL!

Talking to Girls When They Need Reassurance

CaptureAny time there are large changes, girls can feel the need to discuss their anxieties and ask questions. They need reminders that they are safe, valued and in control when perhaps they feel otherwise. We’ve put together a resource to guide you if your Girl Scouts need reminders that they are awesome and they are going to be okay.

Girl Scouts is a safe space where adults care about girls and provide opportunities for them to share, learn, experience and grow in a supportive environment. (more…)

There’s a Girl Scout in You!

Welcome to a Brand New Girl Scout Year!

Are you a go-getter, a risk taker, or a problem solver?  Do you raise your voice, speak up, and speak out? These are Girl Scout qualities, so whether you are already a member or have yet to join, there’s a Girl Scout in You!

The 2016-2017 membership is bringing all sorts of fun your way for girls, families, and volunteers. When you join or renew this year you will have access to programs throughout our regions like Stem-stravaganza, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Girl Scouts Investigate or The Bluebird Project! Plus, you won’t want to miss being a part of the 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies! The brand new S’mores cookie already has people excited to place their orders come January 20, so get ready to be your own cookie boss by joining Girl Scouts today!

At Girl Scouts, we can’t deliver without the energy and awesomeness of adult volunteers. We are always looking for new leaders to help us bring leadership programming to girls through fun activities, programs, and experiences. And coming this Spring, being a volunteer with us is easier than ever! We’re investing in those who help us bring Girl Scouting to girls through our Membership Engagement Initiative. Our new system will mean a streamlined website, easier registrations, an online toolkit just for leaders, plus at-a-glance opportunities for Troops and volunteers. Stay tuned for more details.

There’s a Girl Scout in You. Make it official!