Hosting Your Parent Meeting
After you've completed your training,
but before your first troop meeting, invite your troop families to
their first parent
meeting, where you'll set the tone for the year, recruit troop
volunteers, collect safety forms (everyone needs an Annual
Permission and Girl
Health History to get started), and talk details about troop
dues, Girl Scouts, and the awesome activities you'll do this year.
Psst—If you're not comfortable hosting your own parent meeting,
our Membership Development staff can help!
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? Check out our sample
meeting ideas for each month.