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17 Badges and Journeys to Explore and Protect the Planet

If we know one thing that Girl Scouts love, its the outdoors! As Girl Scouts, we promise to make the world a better place, and one way we can do so is by protecting and preserving nature. The Global Action Award encourages girls to explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by world leaders in 2015. The 2021 focus of the Global Action Award is Goal #13, climate action. We have compiled a list of 17 Girl Scout badges and Journeys to help girls explore nature, environmental stewardship,  ...

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Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2021 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2021 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 25. This year we recognized 21 Gold Award Girl Scouts who persevered through the challenges of a pandemic and a worldwide shutdown to lead sustainable change in their communities. Through the countless pivots to their project plans, adaptations to follow social distancing guidelines, and general uncertainty of the last year these girls kept moving forward toward their goal. We honor their hard work  ...

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Meet the Black Women Who Desegregated Girl Scouts

When Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in 1912, she founded it on the principle that it would be a space for “all girls.” Black girls were proud to be a part of the third troop ever formed in 1913 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and in 1917, the first all-Black Girl Scout troops were established. Despite these instances of inclusion for all girls, Black girls were still being excluded from participation by segregation laws across the United States. In a private letter, Low  ...

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Taking Action through Art

And yet the dawn is oursbefore we knew it.Somehow we do it.Somehow we’ve weathered and witnesseda nation that isn’t broken,but simply unfinished.Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb,” 2021 Standing up for what you believe in is the Girl Scout way. It’s important to say that first and foremost—since 1912, young women across this country have made their voices heard loud and clear through Girl Scouts. Take Action projects are a great way for girls in Girl Scouts to let  ...

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