Families typically sign their children up for events and programs in
the fall, when the new school year begins, so it's important to
regularly advertise and promote Girl Scouts August - November.
Also, to ensure you have a successful fall recruitment, network with
- Introduce yourself to the Principal, Office Manager, and
PTA/PTO President as a Girl Scout volunteer who can help assist
parents in getting involved with Girl Scouts.
- Ask what the
school will allow in terms of advertising (banners, paper flyers,
- Keep an eye out for recruitment opportunities
(like book fairs, family movie nights, open houses or back to school
nights) where you can have a Girl Scout presence.
- Schedule a meeting with your principal to talk about Girl
- Talk with your PTA/PTO about coming to a meeting
and speaking about the benefits of the Girl Scout program.
- Talk with teachers or school counselors about Girl Scouts and
- Give back! See if the troops at the school
can come together and do a service project like plant a garden,
repaint tables or perform flag ceremonies.
- Show some Girl
Scout pride! Have the girls wear their vests and Girl Scout gear to
school one day.
And of course, hold recruitment events (which we call Girl Scouts
Info Nights) to form new troops! Download Girl Scouts Info Night