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“Time to Grow” CEO Challenge

For every new girl who joins a Girl Scout troop between January 28 and March 1 and participates in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the troop leader will be entered in a drawing for a ticket to the G.I.R.L. 2020 Convention in Orlando ($365 value).

When Gulfcoast Florida’s membership grows, so will the chances to win. For every 25 girls who join any troop in our council, we will draw one leader.

You will not want to miss the world’s largest girl-led event for girls and young women and everyone who supports them. It is going to be epic!


Need ideas on how to grow your troop? Review the Frequently Asked Questions below. 

There’s never been a better time to be part of a Girl Scout troop, share the experience with friends and family, or volunteer with Girl Scouts. 

Everything a Girl Scout does—whether it’s climbing mountains, speaking her mind, or dreaming up new technology—has been developed especially for, and is tested by, girls. Girl Scouts is a world where girls can do, and be, whatever they dream.

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida needs your help. New girl membership is currently down compared to the same time last year. Who best, other than our current membership, to help us close the gap. We are asking troops to help us grow by hosting recruitment troop meetings.


Between January 28 and March 1, 2020, troops that host a recruitment event using the materials provided will be eligible for some goodies.

Guidelines: Select one of the two packaged activity options:

  • Cyber Security
  • Outdoor Art Explorer

(A 1-hour troop meeting themed agenda, to include most supplies needed, patches for the current Girl Scouts, interest cards, and instructions with next steps will be provided, once the request is received.)

  • Request themed flier, which existing members could use to invite friends (allow for a 1 week turnaround time.)
  • Troop members invite friends and ensure at least 5 new girls attend the recruitment troop meeting (each girl could invite 3 friends).
  • Share 2 photos, with caption, of the event capturing the excitement of the new friendships.
  • Complete the results form to include the contact information of the girl guests. We will then follow up with the families about becoming members in your troop, joining another troop, or helping establish a new troop.

Receive a Glow Party Pack for the troop to celebrate! The party pack will include glow sticks, party favors, and $25.00 to purchase additional supplies like food for the party (funds will be deposited into the troop’s bank account.)

If at least 3 new girls become registered Girl Scout members (either by joining your troop, another local troop, or establishing a new troop), the troop will be entered in a drawing for a free weekend at one of our Girl Scout camps. (We will then send the new Girl Scouts a welcome letter to include their patch for participating in the event.)

For more information about this campaign, please contact Yvonne Bras at


Ready to help GSGCF grow by hosting a troop recruitment meeting? Complete and submit the request. Allow for 1-2 weeks turnaround to receive the supplies. 

Frequently Asked Questions
My troop is full and unable to grow, can we still participate?

If your troop has at least 12 girls and is not able to grow at this time, the troop can participate by hosting a recruitment meeting. We will offer interested families other local troop options.

Is Council providing the earned Badge (Outdoor Art Badge/CyberSecurity)? or is it a fun patch?

It is a fun patch. Not all of the requirements will be fulfilled through this campaign. The troop then has a jump start to completing and earning the appropriate badge.

Are the programs available for all levels?

Yes, we will offer materials and a meeting plan for the Girl Scout level you serve.

What if I have a multi-level troop?

Please share what level you would like to focus on and we will send the materials and meeting plan for the Girl Scout level you request. Girl Scout levels in closely related grades will also enjoy the activities. E.g., if you request a Junior level kit, Brownies would also enjoy the activities. 

What if the troop hosts the event and less than 5 girls attend?

Girls in the troop will still receive a fun patch and will have completed several steps of the corresponding badge.

What do we get from participating?

Troops that host a recruitment meeting get a glow party pack when 5 new girls attend the recruitment meeting.

Troops that grow by 3 or more girls (or have 3 new girls join any other troop as a result of their recruitment meeting) will be entered to win a free weekend at camp.

Troops that add a member who sells cookies during the specified dates will be entered to win a convention adult pass.

I need ideas on how to grow my troop.

You may host a recruitment meeting, using the materials available through this campaign. You may also request postcard invitations or fliers (through your community manager) for the troop so girls can personally invite friends. And don’t forget to invite families that approach the troop’s cookie booth to join.