The first step in creating a successful relationship with your troop parents is to hold a parent meeting. Parents will be more cooperative and helpful if they know what is going on in the troop/group. Don’t depend on the girls to keep their parents informed.
Parent meetings should be held annually, and as need as long as the troop continues. Parent meetings should include the following:
- Interaction Time: allow the parents to meet the leaders and volunteers who are involved with their girls.
- Troop Information: Troop details, Girl Scout program information and how their daughter is benefitting from the program, upcoming events, troop calendar, sign-up sheet with volunteer opportunities for the parents within the troop
- Input: Question and answer time.
Check out our Partnering with Parents Slides from the 2017 Volunteer Conference for a sample agenda, found on slide 9.