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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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Take Action

Check out this inspiring story about one Girl Scout Brownie troop who made a difference in their community by using the It’s Your Story-Tell It Journey.  Girl Scout Week is a great time to start working towards a Take Action project with your girls.  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNYiV6TZwbQ&w=560&h=315]

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

TAC is Back

Camp is an exciting pathway for girls to participate in Girl Scouting. At Troop Adventure Camp, the troop and camp pathways merge to create an experience girls and leaders will never forget. Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) is slightly different from our other summer program opportunities – it’s designed for the whole troop! What makes TAC different? Girls work together to schedule their TAC session.  They pick their activities, their cook-outs and their troop rules. This means that  ...

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

National Engineers Week

February 16-22, 2014, is National Engineers Week.  This is a perfect week to begin introducing girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and topics. It’s okay if you aren’t an expert in these areas yourself because the girls will love seeing you discover along with them.  You may be wondering why this is so important to girls.  Here are  few facts that you should know: Career Opportunities:  STEM careers are growing five times faster than any other  ...

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