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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.

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Discuss which Girl Scout Journeys and badges girls would like to earn. Older girls may want to create a longer term plan for awards.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Consult Volunteer Essentials. Familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures for troop activities and field trips.
  8. Get registered! Registration instructions for council-sponsored events can be found online. Register fast to reserve your spot!
  9. 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.