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3 Troops Exploring STEM and Making A Difference #LikeAGirl!

What do Always #LikeAGirl, P&G, Jet.com, Walmart, and Girl Scouts of the USA have in common? They teamed up to help girls unleash the confidence to keep going #LikeAGirl and stick with STEM! Many girls report a fear of failure as it relates to STEM and this negatively impacts their participation in STEM fields and projects. To help inspire more girls to grow into confident STEM pioneers, these organizations hosted the #LikeAGirl STEM academy for Girl Scouts in Hoboken, NJ in April 2018.  ...

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What are Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints?

When you’re part of a girl-led organization that promotes skill-building (like Girl Scouts) inevitably the girls are going to want to try out an activity that likely has some safety risks involved. Like whitewater rafting. Or horseback riding. Or even bubble soccer (yes, that’s a thing)! So where do you go to find out what activities girls can (and cannot) do with Girl Scouts? And how do you figure out the activity guidelines, safety gear, age and experience requirements, and  ...

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Bridging Guide: What to Look Forward to Next Year

The school year is coming to a close, which means its almost time to bridge! Bridging is what we call your advancement to the next Girl Scout grade level. It’s a tradition in the Girl Scout world that involves working with a younger group of girls to show them what they can look forward to, and working with an older group of girls to learn what you can accomplish in the future. Then you host a ceremony to celebrate and complete the award! Bridging might sound intimidating, but it  ...

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Finding Art Anywhere: Experimenting With Art in the Outdoors

Every year on April 22 people all over the world celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is a day to reflect on how we have treated our planet, and more importantly, how we can treat it better. It is a day to focus on appreciating the beautiful gifts that the Earth gives us, and to think about how we can use those gifts to their fullest potential. While April, often called “Earth Month,” has come to a close, troops can carry the spirit of appreciation for our planet forward by looking around  ...

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