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Growing Mentors the Girl Scout Way

Can you recall someone who made you believe in yourself? Who took the time to really get to know your skills and values and then helped you accomplish a goal? Ask most successful adults how they got where they are today and they’ll tell stories of skill and determination, but almost always there will be someone who supported them and encouraged them to reach for that goal. This is mentoring at its best and it is what you as Girl Scout volunteers do every day for girls. Sometimes as  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience

Honor Your Leader – April 22

“My purpose…to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.” –Juliette Gordon Low Dear Leader, if you are reading this, you hold an honored place in history as an inspirer who leads young women onward in the pursuit of this thing we call life. You are creating a return on investment, of which your life will only begin to see the mark of your  ...

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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, Girls, Volunteers

Take Action!

A big part of being a Girl Scout is taking action to make the world a better place.  This video does a great job of teaching girls how to create a PSA (public service announcement).  This is a great way for girls to rally their friends, family and community around a cause that they believe in.  The more people the girls get involved, the bigger impact they can have.  Each Girl Scout Journey guides girls towards a take action project that can impact their community.  Use this video to help  ...

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