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Volunteer View: May

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Girl Scout Bridging Season

It’s bridging season! This special Girl Scout tradition helps troops and service units take time to celebrate and recognize our girls’ accomplishments! We have bridging events for daisies, brownies, multi-level troops, and incoming cadettes and seniors to celebrate virtually together. Bridging kits are available for purchase in our online store, and we have lots of amazing resources for you to make this time of year special for your girls. 


Spring Resources for a Bright Girl Scout Year

The world is getting greener: Girl Scout greener! Check out these resources and events for May:

Tajar’s Treehouse Registration Opens May 3

Registration for Tajar’s Treehouse, our super-flexible, super-affordable, and most importantly super-fun and interactive virtual summer program, opens in one week, Monday, May 3 at 10 AM. All girls entering K-5th grades are welcome. You don’t have to be a member to participate so your Girl Scout can invite all of their friends too! Each weeklong session is $60 for non-members and just $25 for members! Plus you can snag our camp apparel and support the Skylark Recovery Fund!

Help Plan the Girl Scout Cookie Season

Although Cookies 2021 has come to a close, the fun never stops! Join the Product Program team to celebrate our awesome cookie volunteers (a.k.a. you!) and review the results of the 2021 Cookie Program. We also will be launching product advisory boards for the Troop Experience to plan for Cookies 2022 at these meetings. So if you want to shape the Girl Scout Cookie future, make sure to register! Meeting dates are May 4 and May 8.


Tips for Planning a Virtual Event

While the Pandemic is hopefully winding down, virtual troop events are here to stay! The convenience and accessibility of Girl Scouts from home has widened what our troops can do together, and who can participate in Girl Scout sisterhood. So how do you plan a good virtual event? Troop Leader Heather shares her tips.


Volunteer Support Opportunities

New Leader Great Start – Part 1 & 2 Online
May 13, 2021, 6:30 – 8 PM
Register Now: Session 1
Register Now: Session 2

New Leader Great Start – Part 1 & 2 Online
May 20, 2021, 6:30 – 8 PM
Register Now: Session 1
Register Now: Session 2

Volunteer Learning Series
May 21, 2021, 9:30 - 10:30 AM 
Register Now

Volunteer Learning Series
May 22, 2021, 9:30 - 10:30 AM 
Register Now

Reminders and Announcements

Your support made an impact on Girl Scouts this year. Check out the 2020 Impact Report.

Service unit volunteers, keep an eye out for your survey email! Girl Scout Voices Count surveys open for service unit volunteers May 3 and close May 28.

Renew by June 30 to maximize your rewards, like a $15-off Program Discount Code for girls, and special patch, plus a rocker to commemorate this historic year.

A lifetime membership makes the perfect graduation gift: not only will it help her stay connected to her Girl Scout sisterhood, but $25 of her dues automatically fund a year of Girl Scouting for a girl in an underserved community in your area. Buy one today!

Recognize a hardworking volunteer! Volunteer award nominations for national and council awards are due June 30, so get an early start and nominate a volunteer today!

Launch into Kindergarten or 1st Grade with Girl Scouts! Do you know a girl that is in kindergarten this year or will be starting in the fall? Invite them to join Girl Scouts now at one of our Daisy Meetups!

Join us for Daisy and Brownie Outdoor Artist badge meetings! We’ll take the lead and bring all the resources you’ll need to help your girls earn those badges. Register now.  

Does your employer offer “Dollars for Doers"?  Many companies encourage their employees to volunteer in the communities where they live and work—in turn, the employer will offer matching dollars for the hours. Inquire with your Human Resources department about your program, or check out this  list of companies  that offer this kind of financial support!

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