Hosting Your Parent Meeting
After you've completed your onboarding, but before your first troop
meeting with the girls, invite your troop families to their first family
meeting, where you'll set the tone for the year, recruit troop
volunteers, collect safety forms (everyone needs a Girl Health History form to get started), and
talk details about troop dues, Girl Scouts, and the awesome activities
you'll do this year.
P.S. - Our Membership staff always attends that very first meeting
to support you and help answer any questions families have about Girl Scouts!
Planning Your FIrst Troop Meeting
As you start to plan the year together, remember: Girl Scout troops
can do anything, from camping and high adventure to arts and crafts,
to science and engineering activities! It’s important to put
your girls and their needs and interests first, but having a
well-rounded Girl Scout experience will not only introduce your girls
to a wide variety of skills and experiences, it will encourage healthy
risk-taking, open minds, and strengthen sisterhood.
To get the full Girl Scout experience, we encourage all troops to:
- Meet at least once per month during the school year to form a
- Choose badges or activities from a variety
of skill-building areas
- Hone their entrepreneurial skills
by starting a troop cookie biz through the Girl Scout Cookie
- Explore the great outdoors through an age-appropriate
- Attend or hold an end-of-year
celebration or event to celebrate what they’ve accomplished
- Learn resilience, risk-taking, confidence, and other crucial
life skills at summer camp
Not sure where to start? That's where the Volunteer Toolkit comes in! Explore readymade
meeting plans and supply lists, and customize where you want to fit
your unique leadership style and troop needs.