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10 Tips to Help Teens Prepare for College

Planning for college can be one of the more daunting tasks on the parental to do list. As troop leaders you can be a great asset in this process to help relieve the pressure or simply serve as a helpful guide for where to look for resources. And with a little help from these awesome resources and planning guides, a good organizational system (binders or checklists are highly recommended) and a positive attitude this can be a fun and exciting process for all who are involved.  As you know by  ...

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Family Experience, General, Parents, Volunteer Experience

Mother’s Day is Every Day

As we approach Mother’s Day, think about the parents that have helped you the most. How did you get them involved? Was it a letter, phone call or text? Or was it a flier, Facebook post or through a friend? Most often, it was because of one simple thing – you asked. Girl Scouts doesn’t just ask for parent involvement to help spread the work – Girl Scouts needs parent and volunteer help because the organization wouldn’t be here without them.In fact, it thrives on it. Troops and service units  ...

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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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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

A World Wide Beauty Revolution Starts Here

Girls are bombarded every day with images of the ideal woman through magazines, ads, media and many other sources, creating an Image Myth with a very narrow definition of beauty. This is causing a world wide confidence epidemic among young girls and Girl Scouts is determined to help the next generation of women bust the Image Myth and help their vision of a world free from appearance-related anxiety become a reality. But, we can’t get there without help. Partnering with the World  ...

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