Spread the Word About Girl Scouts

Ways YOU can help with recruitment, without investing a lot of time

  1. Offer to assist council staff with a school talk or parent night in your community.
  2. Become the “Girl Scout Cheerleader” at your child’s school and help the council ensure recruitment events are happening.
  3. Wear your Girl Scout gear as much as possible when you’re running errands or out and about in the community. Be excited and positive when people ask you questions about how they can get involved.
  4. Organize and publicize a “Wear Your Uniform Day,” within your community. Encourage all Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms as they go about their normal day. Girl Scouts could go on an ice cream outing, throw a frisbee in the park, go on a hike, etc. to display that Girl Scouting is alive and active in the community.
  5. Offer to work at a Girl Scout table at a community event like a farmer’s market, health fair, fall festival, etc. The council will make sure you have all the materials you need!
  6. Ask local businesses and restaurants to post a flyer prominently about joining Girl Scouts.
  7. Ask your church or house of faith to publish information online or in your bulletin (or both!) about girl and volunteer opportunities in Girl Scouts. Use this sample message:

    “Now is the time to join Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council invites adults and girls to join the Girl Scouts movement. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. No prior Girl Scouts experience is necessary, and adults do not have to have a daughter to help as a volunteer. If you are interested in helping girls, call 1-800-756-7616, visit www.bdgsc.org, or contact (name and number here). Thank you!”

  8. Hand out flyers (the council will provide them for you!) at any place where kids or potential volunteers are. Places like:
    • “Pump It Up” or inflatables places
    • Colleges, beauty schools, secretarial schools, technical schools
    • Skating rinks
    • Movie theatres
    • Sports fields
    • Libraries
    • Bowling alleys
    • Pediatric offices, OB/GYN offices
    • Consignment sales
    • Dance studios
    • Gymnastics centers
  9. With a school’s permission, hand out flyers in the carpool / pick-up line.
  10. Make a sign or wear a shirt that says “Ask me how to join Girl Scouts” and make yourself known at community sports events, festivals, etc.
  11. Change the cover image of your Facebook page. We have provided images on the bottom of this page.
  12. Update your Facebook status or Tweet often about joining Girl Scouts. The council has already created sample messages!