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Nicki Royce

Badges, Activities, & Beyond

35 Ways to Use Your Bandana!

With all of the adventures girls go on, it is no wonder that the trusty bandana is a Girl Scout staple. Bandanas can be tracked all the way back to the late 17th century in South Asia and the Middle East. The word itself comes from the Hindi word, bandnu, which means “to tie.” Even the fashion industry utilizes this item throughout various fashion trends for style and to make a statement about important issues. This square piece of fabric is so fashionable and functional that we still use  ...

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

Give Rise to Girl-Led

The girl led component of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience can be the hardest, but it is the most important. Letting girls of all ages take the reigns in their Girl Scout experience, in various age appropriate progressive ways, sounds simple on paper, but there can definitely be challenges beyond the surface. Our society does not encourage independence among girls and women. It is apparent early on in how girls are treated, taught, and shown in the world around them. This conditioning  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Bronze & Silver Award Recognition: Let’s Party!

Universally, recognition is a huge motivator; one of the biggest. It shows respect for an individual or group for a job well done. It helps strengthen bonds and relationships, and reinforces how much the action took made a difference! Because of this, a great way to recognize the hard work of Girl Scouts who have earned their Bronze or Silver Award is with a ceremony! Ceremonies are a means of expression and have been an important part of Girl Scouts since the beginning of the movement. By  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Prerequisites for Girl Scout Highest Awards

With so much going on in the world around us, change can feel out of reach. It can be easy to feel small and powerless and feel like issues can only be addressed by people we feel are smarter, wealthier, more connected, and more creative. But, this is actually a myth! Just like with any skill, you have to break it down, practice, and overcome barriers along the way, including these mental ones, to build confidence. Coming up with solutions to issues that matter to you is no different!  ...

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