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February 2016

Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The Five People You’ll Meet in Girl Scouts

As a Girl Scout leader you introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. You are their champion, guide, and mentor, as you help them develop skills and confidence that will last their entire lifetime. Your time in Girl Scouts is filled with smiles, excitement, and so many memories made as you help our girls grow strong. Just like our girls, each of our volunteers brings something special to our organization and we wouldn’t trade any  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General

Putting the “M” in STEM

Problem solving and critical thinking, having the confidence to ask questions and seek out answers, these are all skills we want to help girls build at Girl Scouts. Whether she grows up to become a mechanic, a neurosurgeon, a cosmetologist, or a stay-at-home Mom she’ll need to solve problems and STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math) give girls excellent opportunities to practice those important life skills. One of the major building blocks of STEM is math. And  ...

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News, Volunteer Experience

State of the Girl Or How Are We Doing?

Today, there are 2.7 million Girl Scouts—1.9 million girl members and 800,000 adult members. More than 59 million women in America today enjoyed Girl Scouts during their childhood—and that number keeps on growing as Girl Scouts of the USA and councils across our nation continue to inspire, challenge, and empower girls everywhere. That’s a lot of people and an amazing legacy! With such a long legacy and a large membership have you ever wondered what girls in our own council of Western  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Parents

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Girl Scout Cookies

Buying Girl Scout cookies does a world of good! Here are our top ten reasons to buy these delicious treats. 10. Girl Scout cookies are delicious! Choose from eight tasty varieties, including the best-selling Thin Mint and the new, gluten-free Toffee-tastic. There’s bound to be at least one flavor you can’t resist. 9. You’re supporting the largest girl-run business in the world and fueling tomorrow’s business leaders. Eighty percent of all female business owners participated in the Girl  ...

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