The Girl Scouts Voices Count survey means YOU—your voice—counts. This survey is conducted annually by the Girl Scout Research Institute to find out what’s working and what’s not and to improve the Girl Scout experience for all families and volunteers.
GSWPA receives the anonymous results, reviews them at our highest levels of leadership, and plans strategic changes that will improve the Girl Scout experience for you, your co-volunteers, and your Girl Scout.
We Heard You:
Here are some changes that GSWPA has made based on results from recent Girl Scout Voices Count surveys.
What we heard: New troop leaders feel overwhelmed and unsure in starting up troop activities.
How we improved: We created a new staff position to support new troops and focused on creating opportunities for service units to mentor newer leaders.
What we heard: Girl Scout programming feels complicated and hard to navigate.
How we improved: We updated our website to improve access to resources and developed webinars to walk volunteers through the new Volunteer Toolkit.
What we heard: Access to and comfort with technology is a barrier to Girl Scout programming.
How we improved: We increased access to Zoom licenses and trained troop leaders on leading virtual meetings. While troops were getting used to their virtual setting, GSWPA offered free, live patch programs to continue to support girls.
How to Participate:
The Girl Scouts Voices Count survey will be available to girls, parents or caregivers, and troop leaders beginning on April 5. The survey will close on April 30. (Service unit volunteers will be surveyed in May.) Your feedback lets us know what’s working and what’s not to improve our services and programs.
Check your email for the invitation to participate. As a thank you, everyone who completes the survey will have a chance to win one of 20 $50 gift cards!
We can’t wait for you to make your voice count!
Got questions? Email GSVoicesCount@girlscouts.org.