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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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Let’s Get Outside in 2018!

Girl Scouts and the outdoors go together like marshmallows and camp fires. But there’s a huge difference between taking your troop on a ramble around the neighborhood and going on a weekend camping trip in the back country. So how do you know what level of outdoor activity your girls (and you) are ready for? And what’s the best way to help your troop go from outdoor newbies to experienced outdoor women? GSUSA has a handy step by step chart that will help you and your girls  ...

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The Volunteer Toolkit Resources Tab 2.0!

Have you heard the news? The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) has gotten a major upgrade on the Resources Tab! It’s now designed to be even more helpful for volunteers and parents. Awesome, right? Here’s everything you need to know about the update. What is the Resources Tab? The resources tab houses essential and helpful information in the form of videos, printable materials, and links to useful information and resources in one convenient spot. It now includes more than double the  ...

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3 Handy Resources for Tramping and Trailing Through the Outdoors with Girl Scouts!

Girls have been tramping and trailing through the outdoors with Girl Scouts for over a hundred years (there’s even a book called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts published in 1927), and thanks to the More Than S’mores research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, we know that the time girls spend outdoors benefits them immensely. But not every girl (or volunteer!) who joins your troop arrives at her first meeting prepared for a 10 mile hike and a weekend, or even just one  ...

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