How Can Parents Be a Part of Girl Scouts?
Your calendar is full, Your to-do list is jam-packed. You want to be a part of your child's Girl Scout experience, but you think it's almost impossible to find the time. Don't panic. you don't have to give up your life to support your Girl Scout.
There are only so many hours in a day, and girls, along with their parents and guardians, have to balance many interests, commitments and responsibilities. You'll be surprised at how flexible Girl Scouting is. You can choose how little or how much time and energy you can give – an hour, a day, or maybe just a "thank you" to your Girl Scout's troop leader.
From being the "head cheerleader" who encourages and supports her child in Girl Scouting, to accompanying the girls on a field trip to a museum, to helping raise the funds and traveling with a group to a Girl Scout World Center in Switzerland, you can use your skills and explore your interests.
Here are just a few of the many ways you can be a part of your child's Girl Scout experience:
- Suggest a fun field trip
- Prepare or serve snack during a meeting
- Set up a phone tree
- Coordinate transportation for a field trip
- Be a guest speaker
- Teach girls a new skill
- Learn first aid
- Help the troop leaders plan activities
- Help with troop paperwork
- Become an advocate for Girl Scouting in your community
If you'd like to learn more about being a troop leader or other volunteer opportunities, click here.