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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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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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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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General

Healthy Habits

Girl Scouts has developed three “healthy habits” booklets in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.  These booklets are designed to help volunteers guide Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors towards healthy habits while they complete their It’s Your Planet Love It! Journey.  Check out the video below to see what other leaders have done with these resources.  To learn more, visit the GSUSA website.

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