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Fundamentals to Thrive

You've taken the Fundamental "5," now here are a few fundamentals to help your troop thrive!

Quick Start Guides for Volunteers

Girl Scout troops have always been a special part of girls' lives in kindergarten and elementary school. What makes the experience so fun and exciting? How many times they get together? The number of badges they earn? The number of trips they take or crafts they make? 

The answer? None of the above!

Here's what is special about troops:  They offer girls the power and joy of teaming up, trying new things, creating their own adventures - all while making the world a better place.
Based on 100 years of organizing troops, Girl Scouts of the USA has identified 10 "essential elements" for creating a high-quality and fun-filled experience for girls.


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Age Level Leadership Essentials

In the Age Level Leadership Essentials booklets, leaders learn how to create a positive troop environment, construct activities that incorporate the elements of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and learn about where girls are at socially, emotionally, and physically in order to deliver the program appropriately to the grade-level of the girls.




Girls Age 11-17 (COMING SOON)