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Summer Camp Is Just Around the Corner

While it’s cold and snowy outside, we are already getting ready for summer camp. Girls should be getting their summer camp mailers in the mail this week! Girl Scout summer camp offers endless leadership opportunities, skill building activities, challenges and adventures.  We know from experience that through camp, girls are able to connect with nature, learn independently, and build their self-esteem.   Here’s what you need to know as you help prepare girls for the summer: Who can attend  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, Volunteers

What Can A Cookie Do?

A world of good!  Cookie season is almost here and here’s a little inspiration to get you in the spirit!  The Girl Scout Cookie Program gives girls their first opportunity to become entrepreneurs.  As you prepare for the sale, connect girls with the It’s Your Business-Run it badges found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and share this video about an inspiring female entrepreneur!

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Girl Led: Expanding Girl Scout Journeys

You may have noticed that the sessions in the Girl Scout Journeys are called sample sessions.  That’s because Journeys are designed to be customizable based on the interests and needs of girls in your group.  One way to customize a Journey is to add badges found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting along the way to let girls learn about specific topics that interest them. As you probably know, The Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting contain all of the Legacy, Financial Literacy  ...

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Financial Literacy and Girls

This video shares some of the highlights from a study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute called Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy. This study surveyed 1,000 girls ages 8-17 to find out about their confidence around financial literacy.  This study shows that while the majority of girls know it’s important for them to have strong financial literacy skills, only 12 percent of them feel confident making financial decisions. The good news is that Girl Scouts is the  ...

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