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7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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

Taking Action through Art

And yet the dawn is oursbefore we knew it.Somehow we do it.Somehow we’ve weathered and witnesseda nation that isn’t broken,but simply unfinished.Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb,” 2021 Standing up for what you believe in is the Girl Scout way. It’s important to say that first and foremost—since 1912, young women across this country have made their voices heard loud and clear through Girl Scouts. Take Action projects are a great way for girls in Girl Scouts to let  ...

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Celebrate Black History Month with Girl Scouts!

When you think about history, it’s likely that you think about things that happened a long time ago, perhaps even in a land far, far away. But the truth is, history is happening right now—it’s all around us, and it vibrates through the very fabric of the Girl Scout movement. Think about it: Girl Scouts all over the country are in the process of making history in their schools and communities, instituting meaningful change, standing up for what’s right, breaking records, and setting new  ...

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5 Socially Distant Winter Activities

Tis the season of icy winds, plunging temperatures, and gray overcast skies. Yes, the midwestern winter has arrived and so have the winter doldrums! But winter’s cold weather doesn’t have to drive us all indoors. With a little creativity (and the proper layering of clothes) winter can be a fun time for adventures. Here are a few tried and true favorite winter activities, perfect for a socially distant outing. Layer up and let’s go! Build a Bonfire Campfire building is a  ...

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