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October 2015

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, News, Volunteers

Why Should Girls Code?

Coding is a new buzz word in the girl world, made popular by organizations like Girls Who Code and other technology experts like Google who point out that in our increasingly digital world coding is a very important skill.  So important that Canada has declared November 7th to be National Girls Learning Code Day in Canada and online with the tagline: “Know any creative 8-13 year old girls who want to change the world?“. Why target girls? Because in technical and computing fields  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General, Volunteers

Five Reasons to Go Beyond the Troop!

Discover a world of Girl Scouts beyond your troop by connecting with girls and adults outside of your regular troop activities. How do you go beyond? Attend a large event, either through a council-operated event or a Service Unit event. These fun activities are a great way to keep girls and adults connected to Girl Scouting and broaden their network. Events can help girls and adults connect with families, engage the community, gain new skills and build relationships with their sister Girl  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Six Tips for Finding Community Partners

We’ve all been there. There’s a badge or an activity that the girls are super excited to try and we know that the skills required for that badge are so outside of our comfort zone that just thinking about it makes us anxious. Maybe your Cadettes want to earn the Digital Movie Maker badge and you’ve yet to master programming your DVR. Or your Juniors are ready to test out their Simple Meals abilities and you burn toast on a regular basis. So what do you do? You find a  ...

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