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May 2016

Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

7 Lessons of Troop Beverly Hills

When a staff member said “you know, there’s a lot of awesome lessons for our troops in the movie Troop Beverly Hills,” we were pretty skeptical. Seriously, how often is a fun and kinda fluffy movie from 1989 still relevant decades later to the organization it parodied? After watching it, we’ve got to say there’s a lot of awesome lessons for volunteers (and our troops) in that movie. Here’s a few we loved: 1. You’re never too old to try something  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents

Are You Ready For Camp?

You’ve weighed your options, checked out the benefits, and made the wise choice of Girl Scout camp this summer. Now you’re counting the days till your little dear heads off to one of our amazing sleep away camps. So what should you do between signing her up and dropping her off at camp? Here are the basics to getting ready for camp! Paperwork and Forms Download the Confirmation Packet on our website (at the bottom of the Camp tab). This awesome resource can walk you through what  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: Flag Retirement Ceremonies

Flag ceremonies are a long-standing Girl Scout tradition that honors the American flag as the symbol of our country and all the hopes, dreams, and people it represents. Our camps have begun and ended each day with the raising and lowering of the flag for decades and this is an iconic Girl Scout moment for many of our members. If you’re new to Girl Scouts or need a refresher on the essential elements of a flag ceremony, check out this Flag Ceremonies resource our staff created. Why not  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Are you ready for the Hike 100 Challenge?

Calling all hikers and nature enthusiasts, we’ve got an awesome opportunity for you! To celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary in 2016, the North Country National Scenic Trail created the Hike 100 Challenge. What is the Hike 100 Challenge? So glad you asked! Anyone who hikes 100 miles on the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) during the 2016 year, in total or all at once, will be awarded a special patch and certificate. The North Country Scenic  ...

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