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Who Wants an Award from the President?

President John F. Kennedy famously said “One person can make a difference, and everyone  should try.” For over 100 years Girl Scouts across the nation have been making a difference by serving others, be it the girl in the next tent, the park down the street, or the community at large. Now you can be recognized for that service through The President’s Volunteer Service Award. Never heard of it? The award recognizes, celebrates and inspires community service leaders and  ...

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Got Camp?

It’s cookie sale time and with all of the craziness it’s easy to forget that a box of cookies equals more than headaches and troop proceeds. Every box  has a mission: to help girls grow.  A cookie can become a service project at the local animal shelter,  a trip to Savannah to see the birthplace of our founder, or an awesome experience girls will cherish for a lifetime. What is our alumnae’s favorite Girl Scout experience? CAMP! Current Girl Scouts and alumnae rate camping  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, News, Volunteer Experience

Girl Scouts and the Peace First Prize

Today celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Our post from last year describes the legacy of diversity and inclusion that has been a cornerstone of our organization. To learn more about it, and how to honor this legacy with your girls, check out the post Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. For the peacemakers out there everywhere, it’s time for the launch of the third annual Peace First Prize, and once again GSUSA has partnered with Peace First to spread the word to  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, News, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: World Thinking Day 2015

Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by taking time to give thanks for their international friendships and remember that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries that are members of the  World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Why do we do this? Click here for the History of the day. The theme for World Thinking Day 2015 is: Girls worldwide say “we can create peace  ...

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