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One More Reason to Eat Well this Holiday Season

Learning to cook is a fairly traditional Girl Scout activity, which is why the Cook Legacy Badges take girls from Snacks (Brownie) all the way through their first Dinner Party (Ambassador). Some might even call cooking from scratch, in a society with supermarket aisles full of pre-packaged meals, a lost skill. So what’s the benefit of cooking with your girls? There are quite a few! Some of the benefits: It encourages girls to try healthy foods. Girls feel like they are accomplishing  ...

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A Thankful and Helpful Heart for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the girls, volunteers, parents, and alumnae who have grown Girl Scouts from the first 18 girl troop in 1912 to 3.2 million members and 59 million alumnae today! There is so much to be thankful for in our lives.  Watch this video to see some of the things girls were thankful for in 2013 and take a moment to make your own “things I’m thankful for in 2014” list. One of the greatest things that girls do in Girl Scouting is help others.  As one of  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

The Future’s So STEM, We Gotta Wear Shades!

Has anyone else noticed that more and more of our complex world is becoming automated? Robotics, and its heavy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus, is sweeping the nation. Factories are progressively relying on automation for production, using machines with increasingly complex software, and as we mentioned in our post National Engineers Week, STEM careers are growing five times faster than any other occupation. While recognizing that Girl Scouts is about so much more  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

7 things every Girl Scout Leader should know

There is more than one way to do things. Being an individual is part of what makes you a great leader and an amazing role model for girls. Let’s encourage our girls to be strong, pursue their interests and challenge obstacles that come their way. As leaders, you should be confident enough to do the same! Use resources wisely. C’mon—It’s in the Girl Scout Law! Don’t reinvent the wheel. Connect with other troop leaders, reference Volunteer Essentials, and talk to your council community  ...

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