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National Engineers Week

February 16-22, 2014, is National Engineers Week.  This is a perfect week to begin introducing girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and topics. It’s okay if you aren’t an expert in these areas yourself because the girls will love seeing you discover along with them.  You may be wondering why this is so important to girls.  Here are  few facts that you should know: Career Opportunities:  STEM careers are growing five times faster than any other  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Celebrating Black History Month

One of the most powerful things about Girl Scouting is the connection that girls have to the rich history of women in Girl Scouting who came before them.  Black History Month is a great opportunity to celebrate African-American women as you help girls make a connection to the important role that African-American women have played in the history of our country and the Girl Scout Movement.  Here are some ideas of how to help make that connection: This is the perfect time to kick off the  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

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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