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  • Parent meetings - A good rule of thumb is to have a parent meeting twice a year----once to start the year and again to close the year.
    Ceremonies - See Chapter 2 in Volunteer Essentials and  also visit www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_central/ceremonies
  • Community Service - Click here for some ideas---feel free to come up with your own!
  • Trips Girls love trips. And Girl Scouts is a great place for them to learn how to plan and take trips, because travel is built on a progression of activities.
  • Overnights - Three or four nights camping or a stay in a hotel, motel, or hostel relatively close to home---say, staying on the east coast.  Planning a trip to a large museum—and many offer unique opportunities for girls to actually spend the night on museum grounds—makes for an exciting experience for girls.  Cadettes and older may travel anywhere in the country, often lasting a week or more.
  • Managing troop treasury - see Chapter 5 in Volunteer Essentials
  • SWAPS – Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Placed Somewhere.  These are small and often themed crafts pinned via a safety pin to a het usually and traded by Girl Scouts at events.  SWAPS ideas can be found on the internet.
  • Safety ratios
    • For troop meetings: Two non-related adults (at least one of whom is female) for 25 girls plus one adult for every 12 additional girls.
    • For events, Travel, and camping: Two non-related adults (at least one of whom is female) for 20 girls plus one adult for every 10 additional girls.
  • Silver Award - The Girl Scout Silver Award is Girl Scouting’s highest award for Cadette Girl Scouts. As a Girl Scout volunteer, encourage girls to “go for it” by earning this award.
  • Bridging - Bridging ceremonies mark a girl’s move from one grade level of Girl Scouting to another, such as from Cadette to Senior.
  • Camping - Camping, a great Girl Scout tradition, is one of the very first activities that Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low encouraged for girls. The key to an enjoyable group-camping experience is being prepared.  Obtain camping credentials. Ensure that one adult has been a part of council group or troop-camp learning on supervising group camping. Group camp education generally covers outdoor program activities, minimal-impact camping skills, safety procedures and standards.
  • Forms
  • Journey Map
  • Cadette Uniform Insignia
  • Leader insignia
  • Girl Scout Glossary