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7 Vintage Camp Songs That We Still Love!

What’s that noise echoing through the summer air? It’s the sound of a group of campers’ singing (and often laughing) their way through a longstanding Girl Scout tradition: camp sing-a-longs! From marching songs to fireside serenades, there’s a song for almost any occasion at camp and girls love to sing them all! Although new songs crop up every summer, you can still hear some beloved vintage (or “well-seasoned”) songs ringing through the air at Girl Scout  ...

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Girl Scout Traditions: Civic Action

From the Civics badges of the 1920s and 1930s to the Citizenship badges of today, our organization has been inspiring women and girls to form their own values and beliefs, to explore their communities, and to lead the way when they see a need or an issue. You may call it good citizenship, we call it the Girl Scout way! So how can your Girl Scout continue this tradition? By building her skills and confidence so she becomes part of the next generation of civically engaged Girl Scout members!  ...

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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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Are You Ready For The 2018 Thinking Day Challenge?

Since 1926, February 22 has been celebrated as World Thinking Day, a day of international friendship for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the globe. It’s a day where girls connect with the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, speak out on issues that girls care about, and make a difference! And did we mention there’s a different theme each year with a badge? Pretty nifty! World Thinking Day 2018 World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over  ...

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