Celebrate National Volunteer Month and Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day this April with different ways to thank your favorite volunteer!
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Heather Merenda is the leader of Troop 65101 in Fillmore, California. She noticed a lack of programs for the youth in her city, pointing out that besides athletics, dance, or cheerleading, the options for extracurricular activities were slim. With only a few active Girl Scout troops between Santa Paula and Fillmore, Heather wanted to create a … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Heather Merenda
April is National Volunteer Month, and we’re here to celebrate the individuals that make Girl Scouts possible. From storing cookies in their garages and taking the lead on carpool duties, to helping plan their first camping trip and making matching t-shirts for Brownilympics, our volunteers are what makes Girl Scouts special. You help make the … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We ♥ Our Volunteers
Janet Castrejon went to a Girl Scout recruitment event when her daughter was in kindergarten, with no intention of becoming a troop leader. She had fond memories of her own Girl Scout experience as a girl and wanted the same fun and friendship for her daughter. When she learned that there wasn’t a troop for … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Janet Castrejon
Nancy Cooper has had a long history with Girl Scouts. After her own experience as a Scout, she wanted the same for her daughter and happily volunteered with her troop. She became an assistant Troop Leader in 1994, a primary Troop Leader from 1995-2006, Service Unit manager for several years, Cookie Rally Coordinator for three … Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers – Nancy Cooper
Girl Scouts have the opportunity to do amazing things, from conducting science experiments and scaling mountaintops to running a small business and giving back to their communities. While all parents want their girls to have these incredible experiences, many are deterred from joining or volunteering because of one question: What is the time commitment? The … Continue reading The Busy Parent’s Guide to Girl Scouts
New and seasoned leaders alike are all faced with a similar question: how can my troop accomplish all of their goals for the year, and how do we fund it? The new Girl Scout year is the perfect time to set financial goals, make a plan, and establish a strong troop budget to power those … Continue reading Creating a Troop Budget 101
With the new Girl Scout year comes new leaders, ready to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place! While you may feel overwhelmed with Journey plans, insurance forms, and trainings, becoming a new leader doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. We’re here to help, and you … Continue reading Tips for New Troop Leaders
Mark Wedgworth grew up exploring the backcountry of Arizona, where his love for the outdoors stemmed and continued to flourish. A true S.T.E.A.M. pioneer, he followed his passion for math and music throughout his education, earning a Computer Science Degree with the Engineering College at Northern Arizona University. His experience with National Account Management and … Continue reading Girl Scout Dads: Mark Wedgworth