Program Events Guide
Check out our Program Events Guide to learn how you can get started today! Each page is filled with activities that will create memories that last a lifetime – all while building leadership skills for girls across our 32 counties.
How to Use This Book & Other Tips
Girls should plan how to use troop funds for activities. A great way to earn funds is through the Fall Product and Cookie Programs.
- Meet with your troop to create a plan for the year. You don't have to attend all program events as a troop. There are many family and individual events that girls can attend without the entire troop!
- Use the important dates on page 3 to inform your plan. You can also find out more about special Girl Scout dates, program ideas, and support on the GSWO Blog.
- Discuss which Girl Scout Journeys and badges girls would like to earn. Older girls may want to create a longer term plan for awards.
- Event descriptions will indicate if there is a badge or Journey tie-in. If you don't see one, that doesn't mean you can't make a connection.
- Update families about what the girls are interested in. Share a link to this book online, so they can see what's being offered. Events are a great way for families to get involved, see the benefits of Girl Scouting first-hand, and have an opportunity to lend a helping hand.
- Create a budget. Girls should plan how to use troop funds for activities. A great way to earn funds is through the Fall Product and Cookie Programs.
- Consult Volunteer Essentials. Familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures for troop activities and field trips.
- Get registered! Registration instructions for council-sponsored events can be found online. Register fast to reserve your spot!
- Attend and reflect. Participate in the program evaluation at the event and share your feedback. Some community partners may not have an evaluation. As a group, reflect on your experience and use that to make decisions about future events.