August 25, 2014
The new recruitment year is in full swing, and we are working hard to recruit more girls so they can experience how to change the world through Girl Scouts.
We were fortunate to have members of Troops 7230 and 7238 at the GSSA Board of Directors meeting. The board was able to speak with three of their older girls. What a great conversation they had. It was clear this troop is girl led, and they had plenty to say about what they were learning, what they had learned and their plans for the future. This group rocks! It is amazing to see what girls can do when they set their goals and then work toward them. We would like for all girls who want this experience to have it!
On the GSSA website (www.girlscoutssa.org/join), we are posting all the recruitment events across the council. Please let your field executive know if you are having a recruitment event, so we are certain we have all of them listed. Also, we are working hard to coordinate what the field executives do with what the service units are planning. Please be sure your field executive has the complete list because this is how everything is listed, and those staff at the service centers has the information so we can accurately respond to calls. Information and coordination are critical to maximize success.
The girls from Troops 7230 and 7238 shared how much they had gained from the trips they had taken as Girl Scouts. This summer, they went on the Savannah trip and found it very worthwhile. They are busy planning for their next expedition. One of the interesting asides we heard from these girls was how much they enjoy participating in parades. It was an interesting conversation because we don't always think of this as a program activity, but as they described why they enjoyed the parade, the learning elements started to become clearer.
Having spent the summer at camp, it is clear that girls do enjoy Girl Scouts. They learn about all types of topics in a fun and easy way. Much of their learning is hands-on experiential, so it becomes fun. If you know of a girl who needs Girl Scouts or a potential leader, please let your field executive know. If you aren't clear who that is, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for all you do to change the world!