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5 Awesome Ice Breaker Activities for Middle School Girls

A good ice breaker can be worth its weight in gold when working with middle school girls. Why? Because there’s a lot of ice (and some angst) to break through with this age group! And any activity, game, or conversation starter that can help you turn a bunch of individual girls in the uncomfortable “I don’t really know these people” stage into a group that is communicative, engaged, and comfortable with each other is priceless! So what are our favorite ice breakers  ...

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Highest Awards: What Not To Do

Highest Awards are a Girl Scout tradition more than one hundred years strong. Since 1916, girls across the nation have been making a lasting difference in their communities with leadership and girl power. What an exceptional legacy our organization has! Help us keep the legacy alive for another 100 years by earning your age level’s highest award. Girl Scout’s highest awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards—are your girl’s chance to make a lasting difference  ...

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Troop Trips: Oh the Places You’ll Go

Are you ready to take your troop on an adventure? Why not expand their horizons with a troop trip? Girls have been exploring their world on troop trips for decades and with so many amazing events offered by our community partners, awesome overnight experiences and Destinations to explore we know your girls will love this Girl Scout tradition! How do you start planning the trip? We’ve got you covered with some great resources to make sure your troop is ready to go! Follow these  ...

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New Troop Tips: Exploring Your Community’s Resources

As a new troop leader, there is so much to learn. Each troop meeting and outing will add more knowledge and skill to your troop leader toolbox. Pretty soon you’ll have definite opinions on which Girl Scout repeat song you can (and cannot) handle on its fifteenth go round (looking at you, Princess Pat!), you’ll be able to predict how many fruit snacks a group of 10 first graders will consume in a single sitting, and your conflict resolution strategies will grow exponentially as  ...

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