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April 2017

Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

How to Create a Strong Budget for Your Troop

At Girl Scouts, we want every troop to be able to accomplish all of the awesome things Girl Scouts dream up! But, as usual, most of those things cost money. So, how can we ensure that your troop is able to do all of these amazing things without breaking the bank? With a strong troop budget! To help you plan out your troop’s finances, we’ve got two great resources for you. First, we recommend checking out the Troop Finances: An Essential Guide infographic, which walks you through  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Parents

Connecting Girl Scouts and Your Faith

“On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.” This simple statement, called the Girl Scout Promise, outlines our core values and is our promise to all of our members and to our communities to uphold those values. And while the wording of the promise may have changed over the years, our values today reflect the same core values our founder Juliette Gordon Low intended 102 years ago. And though we are a  ...

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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

How to Raise Limitless Girls

Our brains begin to make connections and place things in categories at a very early age. These categories are stereotypes (or “cognitive shortcuts“) that allow us to make quick decisions based on the information we have. And that’s not always a bad thing! Finding commonalities and building categories helps us make sense of the world around us. So what’s the problem?It’s when we don’t look beyond the first impression, beyond the easy label, to the  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

How to Teach Girls Financial Literacy (Outside of Girl Scouts!)

Negotiating pay, budgeting, saving for retirement — these are all things your girl will have to do in her lifetime. But just because she doesn’t deal with these things right now doesn’t mean she can’t improve her financial literacy in the mean time! At Girl Scouts, we help girls become entrepreneurs and run their own business during the Girl Scout Cookie Program. They’re learning five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills,  ...

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