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June 2015

General, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The key to success: GRIT!

What is grit and why is it so important to our (and our girls’) success? Grit is a combination of persistence and resilience that is not related to talent or IQ. People with grit can accomplish things that seem almost impossible. We all know them. The girl who refuses to give up on the high ropes course (despite her fear of heights) and finally (after multiple attempts and falls) conquers the course and her fear. The leader who sticks with her girls (through their hard middle school  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents

9 Tips to Prevent Homesick Campers

The sun is shining, the day is warm, and you’re helping your child pack for their big summer adventure. It’s camp time of year again and we’re so excited to welcome hundreds of young ladies to our camps! While checking off the packing list for camp, don’t forget to have a conversation with your child about homesickness. Why? Because it’s normal to miss home and by talking about it with your child and making a plan, you will help them work through their feelings  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Highest Awards: What To Do

Last week we listed 14 things Not To Do for a Girl Scouts Highest Award. Now it’s time to list what to do for your Highest Award. Complete the Pre-requisites Girls must be registered members, the appropriate age level for each award, and must have completed a Journey at that age level before they can begin planning their Highest Award project. Girls earning their Gold Award who have not previously earned their Silver Award must complete 2 Senior or Ambassador Journeys before beginning  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

4 Essential Places for Kid Friendly Summer Fun

School is out and it’s only a matter of time before “I’m bored” is heard in every home in America. It doesn’t have to be this way! With a little local research it is possible to find fun and engaging activities for your children (or your troop) that can help them learn and grow this summer. Here are four of our favorite places to start looking for summer fun! 1. Museums: many of our community partner museums, historical societies, and history centers have  ...

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