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How to Build a Healthy Service Unit

We all know there are those Girl Scout troops and service units that have everything going on; their girls and parents are happy, their bank accounts are adequately funded, and their volunteers seem to know everything they need to know to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who are making the world a better place. So what’s their secret? And how do the rest of us get there? While we don’t have a magic formula for happy and healthy troops and service units (if you  ...

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We Want YOU to Test the New Cybersecurity Badges for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

We’ve teamed up with Girl Scouts of the USA and Palo Alto Networks to test the upcoming Cybersecurity badges for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! We are looking for troops to volunteer their time to try out the Cybersecurity badges for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Multi-level troops are welcome to apply if they are able to break into the specified Girl Scout levels, but there is not a specific multi-level option for this pilot opportunity. Your troop has the opportunity to impact  ...

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When You Need an Expert, Call Our Community Partners!

So we’ve got all these awesome badges and your troop is super excited to earn them. But there’s a little problem. Some of the badges your girls really want to try are just a little outside (or maybe a lot outside) of your comfort zone. Anyone just a little unsure about their space science knowledge? Or not an expert robot programmer? And what exactly is geocaching anyway? Don’t despair! While our badges are written so that the girls (and you) can build new skills even if  ...

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Celebrate Girl Scout Spirit Week 2018!

There’s so much to be proud of when you’re a Girl Scout member, alum, parent, or volunteer! Girl Scouts is the best leadership development experience for girls in the world. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her  ...

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