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Enough is enough.

As Girl Scouts, it is our duty to make the world a better place, and that includes standing against racism, violence, and hate. We understand and share the outrage felt by the country in wake of the shootings of Jacob Blake and many others who have fallen victim to this cycle of hate. We need to reiterate a very important fact: Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough. Girl Scouts strives to be a safe space for girls, families, and volunteers. We are fully committed to helping our communities  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents

Thinking outside the walls: STEM in the outdoors

The great outdoors is one of the most diverse and engaging skill-building settings—for both youth and adults! And it’s especially great for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Girls can be amateur entymologists as they search out bug habitats, use the scientific method as they try an outdoor experiment, and even apply the engineering design process as they build the perfect sand castle. It’s like one giant laboratory filled with a thousand experiments and potential  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Highest Awards: What To Do

Last week we listed 14 things Not To Do for a Girl Scouts Highest Award. Now it’s time to list what to do for your Highest Award. Complete the Pre-requisites Girls must be registered members, the appropriate age level for each award, and must have completed a Journey at that age level before they can begin planning their Highest Award project. Girls earning their Gold Award who have not previously earned their Silver Award must complete 2 Senior or Ambassador Journeys before beginning  ...

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Family Experience, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Helping Girls Find Their Spark!

Everyone needs a spark in their lives. What is a spark? According to the Thrive Foundation for Youth a spark is a passion or skill that we feel deeply and helps us grow. They come from deep within and are a source of joy and energy. A spark can be many things from an interest in music, to a passion for animals, a love of one’s country, or a deep seated desire to help others. Why are sparks important? Research shows that children who know and develop their spark-and have adults who  ...

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