Girl Scouts Heart of the South is launching free virtual discover parties for girls and families to experience Girl Scout programming and information sessions. Families new to Girl Scouts can also take advantage of a special deal that allows them to purchase an extended year membership for a prorated price.
Trying new things, learning new skills and making new friends are just some of the things girls can do in Girl Scouts. As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact the Mid-South, Girl Scouts Heart of the South answers the demand for girls wanting to be a part of the organization. Because every girl deserves to be a Girl Scout, these “Discover Parties” and “Virtual Troop Meetings” are free to any girl who is interested in becoming a Girl Scout.
Opportunities are scheduled to begin on May 26th with a party where girls can make their very own Do-It-Yourself lip gloss. Parents can register their girls for the sessions and a confirmation with online participation information will be emailed to participants. Sessions include a variety of fun topics like creating edible slime, guided treasure hunts, making your own lava lamp and many more. Parent information sessions are also scheduled for question and answer opportunities with Girl Scout staff.
Girls who want to see what it’s like to be in a Girl Scout troop, they now have the option to experience an amazing sisterhood with our “Virtual Troop.” These troops will meet for a series of six-week sessions and offer a taste of what Girl Scouts do. Troops will be available for kindergarteners to seniors in high school.
Girl Scouts are also aware that these are uncertain economic times and have continued to offer
“Extended Year Memberships” for only $35. This membership is good through September 2021 and is available to families that are new to Girl Scouts to participate virtually, in troops or independently. Adults that sign up through this deal will also receive a free gift. Families can find the listing of opportunities at www.girlscoutshs.org/join
Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten through grade 12. Volunteers are also needed to help form troops in local communities. The more adults step forward to volunteer, the more girls will get the chance to be a Girl Scout. Adults over age 18 may become volunteers, and both girls and adult volunteers can join at any time of the year. Girl Scout volunteers come from all walks of life; they are men, women, young professionals, retirees, college students, and more. Financial assistance may be available. To join or volunteer, please visit: www.girlscoutshs.org or call 800-624-4185.