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Are girls thriving… or just surviving?

Here at Girl Scouts we believe that (like a rising tide lifting all boats) when the world is a better place for girls, it will be a better place for everyone! We are extremely interested in the “State of the Girl” or, in simple terms, what it’s like to be a girl in today’s world. Are girls thriving or just surviving? To help us understand this important question, the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) conducts original studies to inform national conversations about  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, General, News

Are you ready for G.I.R.L. 2017- Columbus, OH?

Excitement is building for the epic adventure that is G.I.R.L. 2017!  This October, Girl Scout members of all ages, their caregivers, families, and anyone who cares about girls and their awe-inspiring potential are invited to join us in Columbus, Ohio for the experience of a lifetime! What is G.I.R.L. 2017? Our national convention is one of the largest gatherings of girls and women in the world. While you’re there, you’ll discover your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator,  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

Talking to Girls About Sensitive Issues

It happens to all of us. Your girl is happily chatting away about her day and then she mentions one of those topics that derails the entire conversation. A sensitive issue has come up, and no matter what it is (bullies at school, heated political debates, or violence they saw on the news recently), your simple conversation has now taken a difficult turn. So what do you do? While we don’t have all the answers, we’ve got some great recommendations from knowledgeable sources to  ...

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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteer Experience

5 Ways to Connect with Families in the New Girl Scout Year

As you’re preparing for a new school year it’s time to start thinking about your new Girl Scout year. What amazing things will your girls do? What new skills will they master? How will you connect with your families in a way that supports what your troop does? Wait, why are you talking about the family? This is a girl-focused organization, right? Right, but those girls come attached to families and the level of support and commitment a family is willing to give can make or break  ...

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