April 29th, 2017
Are you a mother or even just a community member who would like to do good? If you are, you may want to take the time to examine the Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is a well known organization that is known for helping young girls better themselves in general, such as by learning the importance of goal setting. The Girl Scouts can use a lot of support from both family members and community members, even those not classified as parents.
If you are the parent of a Girl Scout or if your daughter is interested in becoming a Girl Scout, your support and assistance is of great importance, not only to your daughter, but to the other children, as well as adult leaders. As the Girl Scouts continue to increase in popularity, especially among young elementary school aged children, more volunteers are needed. Parent volunteers are the most requested, as they already have trust and positive relationships with their own children and possibly their children’s friends.
What is nice about volunteering with the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. as a parent is the options that you have. You will typically find that any sort of support and volunteer efforts are accepted by parents, as opposed to community members who are essentially considered strangers to the girls. When offering your support the your daughter’s Girl Scouts Troop, you may be asked to attend monthly meetings, develop fun craft projects for a meeting, prepare snacks for a meeting, or assist with community fundraisers, such as the selling of cookies.
In addition to assisting current Girl Scout Troop Leaders, did you know that you can also become an adult leader yourself? With the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. a large number of parents are adult leaders, as well as assistant adult leaders. If you regularly find yourself attending group meetings, coming up with great ideas for activities, like craft projects, or find yourself volunteering in general, you may want to give being a Girl Scout Troop Leader a try.
All parents, especially those whose girls belong to a Girl Scouts Troop, are encouraged to offer assistance and support to the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., at least on the local level. With that in mind, even if you aren’t a parent or if you are a parent, but your child is too young or too old to join the Girl Scouts, your support and assistance should still be welcomed with open arms. To see how you can best help, you may want to contact your local Girl Scout leaders to see which areas they need assistance and volunteers in. While you will see variations, there are some common instances where your supported may be needed.
Just a few of the many ways that you can, as a parent or a community member, help the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., namely your local Troops, is by becoming a mentor. As a mentor, you will be the role model for the girls you help. This help can be something as simple as helping with their homework or searching for summer job openings. In keeping with being a mentor, the Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. regularly looks for volunteers to put on workshops. These workshops can come in a number of different formats, but career workshops are often preferred. By volunteering with your local Girl Scouts council, you may help a number of girls prepare for a successful future.
The above mentioned examples are just a few of the many ways that you can go about volunteering and supporting the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. As a reminder, if you are interested in supporting your local council, you will want to contact local leaders for assistance. This contact information can typically be found of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.’s online website, by asking around in the community, or by contacting your local school district.