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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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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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