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Bring S’more Friends to Girl Scouts!

As a troop leader, you know Girl Scouts makes a difference in the lives of girls. You are a mentor to girls, you help them find their voices, and you encourage them to follow their biggest dreams. 

Imagine if more girls had access to the all-girl environment of your Girl Scout troop. At Girl Scouts, leadership opportunities are available exclusively to girls, allowing them to take the lead at every turn. They step outside their comfort zones and tackle challenges because they know they have Girl Scout Sisters to cheer them on, lift them up, and celebrate their success. 

It Only Takes Two Steps to Bring S'More friends!

1) Invite your friends to join your troop: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/join

2) Once they’ve joined, submit the form below!

For each new girl that joins your troop, your troop gets rewarded! You are automatically entered into a drawing after you submit the form below! Winners choose one prize.

LEADER REWARDS (winners will choose one):

  • $50 Gift Card - Valid online or in-store at one of the Girl Scout GCNWI Shops OR JoAnn Fabrics
  • $50 Program Credit - Good towards a custom program OR a camp rental OR a camp custom program

GIRL REWARDS:

  • Girls in your troop receive a FREE Bring S’more Friends patch!

Frequently Asked Questions

My troop is full, now what?

If your troop is full, a new family can look for options by searching troops in the Opportunity Catalog. Girl Scout staff is also here to help place girls in troops. If no troop can be identified that meets the needs of the family, a girl can become an individually registered girl member and participate in Girl Scouting however she likes.

Why bigger troops?

A larger troop size will give the troop many benefits:

  • More girls can expand, develop, and enhance their leadership skills.
  • More girls get an opportunity to experience cooperative learning.
  • Your troop environment can be more diverse and inclusive.
  • You will have greater participation and sufficient attendance at meetings, programs, and events.
  • You can ask more adults to help with troop activities and share the responsibilities. 

 

How do I recruit new girls?

We can help you with resources to guide you through recruiting new girls. Here are some tips to get you started:

What if more than one girl asks the same friend to join?

We would be thrilled if multiple girls ask the same girl to join, the better chances she’ll become a Girl Scout.

If there is more than one girl asking the same girl to join than both girls get a patch. Leaders will need to email Tycee at tbell@girlscoutsgcnwi.org to get the additional patch. 

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

We have friendly staff who are professionals at recruiting girls to join Girl Scouts! They’d love to help answer any questions you have.

Tycee Bell, Recruitment Manager
tbell@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or 815-651-2708 

Marie Erbeck, Director of Member Engagement
merbeck@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or 630-544-5905

 


Disclaimers

*New girl must register between Nov. 1, 2018, and Dec. 15, 2018.
**Leaders must be a registered Girl Scout member and have a current background check on file for the 2019 membership year. Winners from drawing will be notified after Jan. 7, 2019.
***Girls must be a registered Girl Scout for the 2019 membership year. Patch will be mailed after Jan. 7, 2019.