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Outdoor Experiences Benefit Girls

Did you know that lower socio-economic girls benefit greatly from outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts… BUT they get less exposure? R  In a 2012 online survey with 2862 Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts (grades 4-8) from 15 councils in 16 states, lower socio-economic girls report significantly higher benefit from Girl Scouts overall and for exercise, academics and recognizing their strengths. R Outdoor participation strengthens lower socio-economic girls’ perceptions of the impact of Girl  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Engaging Girls Through Gardening

The weather is getting nicer and many people are heading outside after a very long (and cold!) winter. Gardening can be a great way to get girls outside and learn about plants, how to care for living things and where their food comes from. There are many ways to engage girls and work towards Girl Scout badges and Journey awards through gardening. Ideas to use with girls: Visit a garden and pick homegrown fruits, vegetables and other foods. Then take what you gathered and create a tasty  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General, Volunteer Experience

Pump Up Your Service Projects!

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers”. Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scouts has a long tradition of doing service projects. Why not take the opportunity to take your project to the next level? Service learning is an amazing way to increase awareness of social issues, broaden perspective on diversity issues, develop civic responsibility and enhance critical thinking.  In Girl Scouting, we also refer to service learning projects as Take Action projects. Service  ...

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