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Famous Girl Scout G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)™

Have you heard about about the new G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ Agenda released by Girl Scouts of the USA? It’s a nonpartisan initiative that aims to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls and those who care about them to lead positive change through civic action! Sounds pretty awesome, right? And for all of our alumnae out there, it may sound pretty familiar. Why? Because Girl Scouts have been Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders from the very  ...

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Troop Committees: How to Build One & Why They’re Important for a Strong Troop

According to research from the Girl Scouts Research Institute, the most successful troops nationwide have 12 girl members. While this allows for lively, engaging conversation among the girls, it can quickly get overwhelming if there are only two troop leaders present. That’s where Troop Committees come in! Adult support is vital to the experience girls have in a troop setting, and Troop Committees ensure that you’ve got the help you need. What is a Troop Committee? The term  ...

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Give the Gift of Camp This Year!

The holidays are coming and we have the perfect gift idea for your intrepid Girl Scout: an IOU for one awesome summer camp experience in 2018! Why give camp? There are so many reasons to choose Girl Scout camp as your go to gift this year. First, camp is fun! And who doesn’t want their girl to have fun? Camp is also a great way to boost her confidence, expand her horizons, and build her leadership. Sounds awesome, right? Plus, no matter which camp she chooses, she’ll be spending  ...

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What Leaders Want Parents to Know

Troop leaders have many roles in Girl Scouts. They are cheerleaders, guides, organizers, troubleshooters, and mentors for their troop. Under their leadership, our girl members are developing life skills, building confidence, and making impacts (and friendships!) that will last a lifetime. Girl Scouts doesn’t happen without them! As parents, you may not always see all of the time and effort your daughter’s leaders put into her Girl Scout experience or know how best to support  ...

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