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Got The Travel Bug?

Every girl deserves the opportunity to see the world and Girl Scouting provides many different opportunities to make that happen. Girls love travelling and learning about themselves, different cultures and navigating maps, transportation and sightseeing. It is a great way to put all those leadership skills to work! Getaways are short term travel opportunities set up for troops or groups. GSUSA partners with several organizations that sponsor trips just for Girl Scouts! They provide a fun  ...

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10 Tips to Help Teens Prepare for College

Planning for college can be one of the more daunting tasks on the parental to do list. As troop leaders you can be a great asset in this process to help relieve the pressure or simply serve as a helpful guide for where to look for resources. And with a little help from these awesome resources and planning guides, a good organizational system (binders or checklists are highly recommended) and a positive attitude this can be a fun and exciting process for all who are involved.  As you know by  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General

Free Being Me PSA Contest

Hello Girl Scout Volunteers!  Is your troop using the Free Being Me program resources?  If not, it’s not too late to get started or you can use it to jump start your new troop year in the fall.  If you are using them, make a PSA and enter it into the Free Being Me PSA contest.  A PSA is a great way to wrap up your experience and spread the word about what girls have learned about beauty along the way. To learn more about the PSA contest visit the GSUSA Blog for more information  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, General, Volunteer Experience

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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