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December 2015

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, News

Make this Cookie Season a Business Badge Season!

Girl Scout cookies are coming! Why not go beyond selling cookies with your troop and make this a badge cookie year? Check out our Cookie Business Badges on the Girl Scout Badge Explorer for your age level and help girls build their financial skills and increase their business savvy as they reach for the stars (and their cookie goal) this cookie season! The Financial Literacy badges help reinforce these necessary life skills! Brownies can Meet My Customers as they take Brownie Elf on a  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

More to Love with the Volunteer Toolkit

Since Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled their new digital resource for volunteers named the Volunteer Toolkit last fall, they’ve been steadily updating content and rolling out new features in a quest to make this a critical resource for our busy volunteers. There are many reasons to rejoice over this new resource (in fact, here are 6 Reasons to Love the Toolkit) and we’re excited to update you on some of the newest features available to both volunteers and caregivers for Western  ...

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

Girl Scout Traditions: The Purpose Behind Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts have been a part of Girl Scouts since the beginning. There’s a reason that the Artist Legacy badges such as Brownie Painter and Ambassador Photographer and the Craft badges like Junior Jeweler and Senior Textile Artist are so popular: girls love to create! But as adults we sometimes ask: is there a purpose or a benefit to all these arts and crafts? Are the girls building useful skills? Are they really growing their confidence with each potter’s wheel creation?  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

Inspiring a New Generation of Women In Science

At Girl Scouts we want to inspire girls to ask questions, explore the world around them, and make a difference. And pursuing a career in a science field does just that! As one young girl said “as a kid I asked a lot of why questions, and I found that science and math usually were the answers, the coolest answers, to all of my why questions”. Check out this video from the White House Science Fair to see some amazing girls’ projects that prove you’re never too young to  ...

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