You see your Girl Scout having fun with her troop—now it’s your turn to get involved. Create your own experience while supporting your Girl Scout along the way with these council resources just for parents and families. Each one will help you find activities to enjoy together and help you make the most of your experience.
The challenges of today’s world don’t only affect grownups. Young people—especially girls—are facing a mental health crisis of their own. Supporting them as they grow and face life’s complexities is a top priority.
Explore the Girl Scouts Mental Wellness patch programs, created in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the HCA Healthcare Foundation. Select any of the patches below to learn more.
Your go-to, super-fun guide to getting the most out of Girl Scouts! Inside this 20-page publication you’ll find family activities, helpful info, and more.
Una introducción a Girl Scouts en inglés y español. (An introduction to Girl Scouts in English and Spanish.)
Want to play a meaningful role in her Girl Scout experience, but not sure where to start? Download the Family Resources - Volunteer Opportunities information sheet to learn more. Consider this the ultimate cheat sheet for all-star Girl Scout parents—no matter how busy you may be!
For example: One of the best ways to help your girl gain leadership skills is by modeling them for her yourself as a troop volunteer. Offer to coordinate the carpool schedule, help with snacks, chaperone a trip, or even to lead a particular badge activity during a meeting. Watching you take on a leadership role—and becoming a role model to the other girls in the troop!—will motivate her to take the lead, too.
Getting involved gives you and your girl something special that you’re part of together, which in our busy lives, is worth its weight in gold.
From cookies to awards projects, Jon is there with a smile and a helping hand.