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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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Cookies & Beyond

Don’t Miss Our Virtual Cookie Rallies!

There are so many differences in our world, but there are two things we can agree on: cookies are one of life’s many great pleasures, and supporting budding entrepreneurs makes a strong impact on us all! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is still in full swing around the country, and in our increasingly virtual world, Girl Scouts have become quick problem solvers in order to get Girl Scout Cookies to all their hungry customers. In doing so, girls are learning even more business skills that they  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience

Meet the Black Women Who Desegregated Girl Scouts

When Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in 1912, she founded it on the principle that it would be a space for “all girls.” Black girls were proud to be a part of the third troop ever formed in 1913 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and in 1917, the first all-Black Girl Scout troops were established. Despite these instances of inclusion for all girls, Black girls were still being excluded from participation by segregation laws across the United States. In a private letter, Low  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Taking Action through Art

And yet the dawn is oursbefore we knew it.Somehow we do it.Somehow we’ve weathered and witnesseda nation that isn’t broken,but simply unfinished.Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb,” 2021 Standing up for what you believe in is the Girl Scout way. It’s important to say that first and foremost—since 1912, young women across this country have made their voices heard loud and clear through Girl Scouts. Take Action projects are a great way for girls in Girl Scouts to let  ...

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