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Girl Scout Traditions: Civic Action

From the Civics badges of the 1920s and 1930s to the Citizenship badges of today, our organization has been inspiring women and girls to form their own values and beliefs, to explore their communities, and to lead the way when they see a need or an issue. You may call it good citizenship, we call it the Girl Scout way! So how can your Girl Scout continue this tradition? By building her skills and confidence so she becomes part of the next generation of civically engaged Girl Scout members!  ...

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Essential Outdoor Activities for Kid-Friendly Summer Fun

Are you ready to abandon the artificial chill of air-conditioned living and head out into the great outdoors this summer with your family? Need some ideas for kid-friendly outdoor fun? We’ve got some awesome activities that’ll spark your imagination AND boost your love of the outdoors. How do we know this? Because it worked for us! We asked some of our staff for their favorite childhood summer outdoor activities and made a list to share with you. You can try a few new ones this  ...

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Camp Care Package Tips

Bags are packed, birds are chirping and the smell of bug spray is in the air. Your little one is off to resident camp! You might be thinking wait, that last squeeze goodbye is supposed to last how many days?! Of course, your camper will be in excellent hands but you can still send her a little something to help get through the week — a camp care package, that is! Preparing a camp care package is a form of art. It reminds campers that there’s a life back home and despite it not having  ...

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The Pillars of Girl Scouting: Beyond Cookies, Camp, and Crafts

Do you know the four pillars of Girl Scouting? Lots of people would answer that question with “I thought there were 3: cookies, camp, and crafts,” but Girl Scouts is so much more than that! Girl Scouts of the USA explains that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience has four key areas that form the foundation of our program and our organization. And don’t worry, alums, they’ve been a part of Girl Scouts since the beginning! Ready to see what they are? Let’s go!  ...

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