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Four Inspiring Stories to Kick Off Women’s History Month

For National Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate women who continue every day to show the world that courage, confidence, and character are alive and well in our modern age. Here are four inspiring women who exemplify the Girl Scout Mission and who have risen to meet the challenges in their careers and lives with grace and grit. Ladies, we salute your efforts and the unsung heroes who work hard every day to make the world a better place for future generations of women everywhere.    ...

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

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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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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