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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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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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Spring Into Camping

The weather may not know it yet, but it’s springtime. Spring is a wonderful time to re-engage your troop after the long, cold winter. If you’re planning on sending your girls to camp this summer, spring is also a great time to get girls connected with the outdoors so they are acclimated and excited about spending time outside!  Here are some ways to get girls outdoors: Start the season right exploring the outdoors by moving your meeting outside.  After this long winter, girls  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General, Volunteer Experience

Six Steps to Your Next Troop Adventure

It’s that time of year again! The snow is starting to melt, the days are getting longer and the Girl Scout Cookie Program is in full swing! Along with the 5 Skills girls gain from participating, one additional benefit comes from selling cookies: troop proceeds! Many girls and troops choose to use at least a portion of their troop proceeds to plan a troop trip. As with all things in the Girl Scout world, planning and implementing a troop trip is a great learning experience for girls.  ...

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