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Stanford University, Girl Scouts, and GLEE!

What do Girl Scouts, Stanford University, the environment, and energy reduction have in common? Why GLEE of course! What is GLEE? It stands for Girls Learning Environment and Energy and is a free online course for Junior Girl Scout Troop leaders and parent volunteers developed at Stanford University in collaboration with Girl Scouts of Northern California. This awesome new resource features a five-session energy reduction and a five-session food sustainability patch curriculum for Junior Girl Scouts whose activities can help you on your Get Moving! and Agent of Change Journeys and may also provide inspiration for a Girl Scout Bronze Award Take Action Project.

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The curriculum and the resources to teach it are available in a free online course that uses videos, images, and text to teach troop leaders how to conduct the activities with their Girl Scouts to learn and practice energy reduction and food sustainability. For more information on GLEE or to sign up for the online course go to GLEE Stanford Home Page and start exploring these important topics with your troop today! When you’ve completed the program with your troop, don’t forget to visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California shop website and order your GLEE patch!

Need more great resources to round out your Girl Scout year? Check out Together Counts and bring some energy balance to your next scouting adventure! What is Energy Balance? Simply put, it’s learning to live an active, healthy life by balancing the energy you take in (calories) with the energy you burn (exercise and activities). In partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA, they’ve designed resources for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors to easily incorporate energy balance into your troop meetings, outings, events and adventures.  The activities correspond with the Daisies’ Between Earth and Sky Journey, the Brownie’s Wow! Wonders of Water Journey, and the Juniors’ Get Moving Journey. Check out this video of how some Illinois Girl Scouts found their energy balance and test out some of their ideas with your troop.

Inspired yet? Get your girls moving and thinking more about how they power their bodies, download your age level’s free Healthy Habits Booklet today.

What are you waiting for? Use these awesome resources and start your troop’s next energy adventure today!