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Campers, the Great Outdoors is Calling! Troop Camping Badge Opportunities With GSWO

We know girls love the outdoors!  They’ve proven it time and time again when girls choose outdoor-themed badges when Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has invited girls to vote on new badge topics.  Thanks to their efforts, we have Outdoor Explorer (2015), Art in the Outdoors (2016) and Troop Camping (2017) badges.  So now that the girls’ choice is clear, are you ready to head outside and build your troop’s camping skills? Here’s some information to help you get  ...

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Featured, News, Volunteers

What Are the New Girl Scout Badges & Where Do I Find Them?

Have you heard about our new badges? In July of 2018 Girl Scouts of the USA introduced new badges and new Journeys to help our girls build new skills, expand their horizons, and grow into confident leaders. Pretty nifty, right? With topics like cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, space exploration, and college prep there’s sure to be something (or several somethings!) to pique your Girl Scout’s interest. So what are the the  ...

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7 Vintage Camp Songs That We Still Love!

What’s that noise echoing through the summer air? It’s the sound of a group of campers’ singing (and often laughing) their way through a longstanding Girl Scout tradition: camp sing-a-longs! From marching songs to fireside serenades, there’s a song for almost any occasion at camp and girls love to sing them all! Although new songs crop up every summer, you can still hear some beloved vintage (or “well-seasoned”) songs ringing through the air at Girl Scout  ...

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Girls, Parents, Volunteers

6 Yummy Campfire Recipes to Try with Your Troop

If you ask a Girl Scout about her favorite outdoor activities, campfire cooking is always high on the list. There’s just something magical and memorable about making yummy treats (or whole meals) over the fire with your troop. For your culinary enjoyment, we gathered some favorite campfire recipes that our staff remember from their Girl Scout youth. Test them out with your troop for one awesome campfire cookout! Banana Boats “I was a Girl Scout in the Treaty-Tri South area and  ...

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