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Are You Ready to Celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial?

Did you know that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment? Why is this an important milestone for Girl Scouts (and American women in general)? The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights. The ratification of this amendment was the culmination of decades of determined campaigning by countless women (and some men too!) for equal voting rights under the law. The legacy of this group of determined  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Featured, Girls, Volunteers

6 Helpful Apps for Budding Naturalists!

Do you love the outdoors? When you find a bug or a plant that you’ve never seen before, do you yearn to identify it? Do you want to know more about animal tracks, the night sky, or hiking trails in your area? Well, budding naturalists, this post is for you! We’ve put together a list of helpful apps that you can use as you explore the world around you and work on some of our Naturalist and Environmental Stewardship badges. So put your nature detective hat on (if that’s not  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Girls, Parents

6 Ways to Make Digital Cookie More Personal

Throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls are learning valuable skills as they run their own cookie business. And in the age of the internet, learning online marketing skills is invaluable—which is why Digital Cookie is such an awesome tool! In  addition, Digital Cookie orders average twice as many packages per order as face-to-face orders. That means she can reach her goal in half the time! But without the face-to-face interactions girls have when selling cookies door-to-door or  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Girls, News

Our Gold Shines Bright: Rebecca’s Story

HONORING HOMETOWN HEROES I have been in Girl Scouts for 12 years, but this past year was the most monumental and life-changing year as I worked on my Gold Award. My troop has always engaged in many different community service events. I was repeatedly drawn to projects involving veterans, like when we made over 100 Christmas boxes for veterans at the VA Hospital, or made cards and sent Girl Scout cookies to injured soldiers, or—my favorite—when we recycled wooden pallets and painted them as  ...

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