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Communication

Communication between troop leader and parent is important. Send frequent newsletters home to update families on troop happenings, finances etc.
 
Communicate dates and deadlines through e-mail, but make adjustments if that isn’t the preferred method of communication for all of your parents. Pick up the phone or talk to a parent in person if there is a problem concerning their daughter. Don’t hide behind an e-mail when discussing sensitive issues.

Give parents enough time to schedule troop activities outside of the usual troop meeting time. In addition to service area meetings, and e-mail communication, leaders receive information from the council in a number of ways.

  • Each Girl Scout troop receives two copies of Connections, a volunteer resource book.