The Girl Engagement Initiative was started as a way to meet the demand for Girl Scouting in schools where recruiting volunteers to serve as troop leaders proved challenging. The in-school and after-school Girl Scout troops are run by GSSEM staff members who work closely with school leaders to develop a Girl Scouting experience that meets the needs of the school and girl participants. We also conduct programming at shelters in Flint and Port Huron.
GSSEM’s Girl Engagement Initiative helps to give girls in grades K-8 a full Girl Scout experience during regular school hours. The girls belong to troops, take field trips, earn badges and sell cookies, but do so during school hours to eliminate the transportation barrier that after-school meetings require.
About the Girl Engagement Initiative
Are you interested in bringing the Girl Engagement Initiative to your school?
The Girl Engagement Initiative is available only for schools and organizations in Detroit, Downriver, Flint, Pontiac, or Port Huron, due to funding restrictions. If your school already has an active, volunteer-lead troop, we cannot begin a new troop.
For information on how to get GEI started at your location, please contact Shannon Fransen, Director of Council Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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