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Bring math on your next outdoor adventure with the Math in Nature Badges!

There’s a common misconception that math is an indoor activity. When asked to describe a mathematician, many of us picture a person huddled over a giant blackboard inside a classroom solving complex equations full of numbers and odd symbols. But in reality, math is all around us all the time! And many mathematicians find inspiration (and the roots of their mathematical concepts) by observing nature. To spotlight that connection between the great outdoors and the M in STEM (Science,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

9 Ways to Use Adventure Where You Are Camp Boxes with Your Family, Troop, or Service Unit

We’re excited to bring back our Adventure Where You Are camp boxes for 2021! Our 8 outdoor-themed boxes feature self-guided activities that are perfect for girls of all ages—and they can be done with your family, as a troop, or even as a service unit! Tomorrow, May 28, is the last day to order all 8 boxes! So if you’re on the fence about whether Camp in a Box is right for you, consider all of the possibilities: Explore your local park (or parks!) with your camp boxes. The  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Food for Thought

By Girl Scout Senior Chloe P. Do you know where your favorite food comes from? I learned recently that mangos, one of my favorite fruits, are grown almost entirely in China. In fact, 75% of all mangos are grown in China, over 6,600 miles away from my house in sunny California. As we learn more about pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, it is increasingly important to monitor our own carbon footprint. We buy locally, bring reusable bags to the store, carpool to school, and try to minimize  ...

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

17 Badges and Journeys to Explore and Protect the Planet

If we know one thing that Girl Scouts love, its the outdoors! As Girl Scouts, we promise to make the world a better place, and one way we can do so is by protecting and preserving nature. The Global Action Award encourages girls to explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by world leaders in 2015. The 2021 focus of the Global Action Award is Goal #13, climate action. We have compiled a list of 17 Girl Scout badges and Journeys to help girls explore nature, environmental stewardship,  ...

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