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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Today marks the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.  This is a great opportunity to tie the history lessons that girls have learned in school about Martin Luther King Jr. to their Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouting, she intended it to be for all girls.  Many girls today have heard the stories of Rev. King who headed the civil-rights movement fighting for equality for all people, but they don’t know that he too recognized that  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

How To Be A Top Seller

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great way for girls to earn their way towards exciting opportunities in Girl Scouting.  This program not only helps girls build 5 key skills but it also helps them earn money as a team to do cool things like trips, attend summer camp, create service projects to change their community and more.  Here are some tips to share with your girls as you support them to prepare for the upcoming sale. Set goals early!  Girls that set goals are proven to sell more  ...

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Family Experience, General

Free Being Me

Imagine a world free from appearance-related anxiety.  A world where girls are helping other girls define beauty for themselves… The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Girl Scouts of the USA and Dove have joined together to work towards this incredible vision.  To make this happen, we need leaders like you!  As a volunteer working directly with girls, you can boost the self-esteem of girls in your world by using the teaser found on the Girl Scouts of Western  ...

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

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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