Select a meeting space and time that accompanies your troop families, such as a school cafeteria, library, church meeting room, or even a local coffee shop. Be sure to contact the location prior and request permission. Ideally, this should be the meeting space where you plan to meet as a troop to get the girls and family comfortable with the location.
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Hosting a Parent Meeting
Family meetings are generally held three times a year and provide a chance to meet the families, set expectations, build support, and recruit troop member-volunteers.
Our Membership staff will attend and help you coordinate your first family meeting, providing foundational support as your troop kicks off. This how-to will help you set the tone for the year and guide families with gusto!
Prepare for the Meeting
The following steps are essential to planning the first family meeting.
Select a Meeting Space
Hold the Meeting
Think of this first meeting as a crash course for the families of your troop! Discuss any exciting things you’re planning for the troop and outline all the things they can do to help you succeed in your role as a troop leader.
Use the following sample agenda to cover all your bases:
Open the Meeting
Housekeeping Items and Year Outline
Set Expectations Around Communication
Discuss Troop Costs
Encourage Parents & Caregivers to Volunteer
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