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How To Be A Top Seller

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great way for girls to earn their way towards exciting opportunities in Girl Scouting.  This program not only helps girls build 5 key skills but it also helps them earn money as a team to do cool things like trips, attend summer camp, create service projects to change their community and more.  Here are some tips to share with your girls as you support them to prepare for the upcoming sale. Set goals early!  Girls that set goals are proven to sell more  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Connecting Girls With Girl Scout Traditions

  When you become a Girl Scout member, you become a part of a lot of rich traditions. To help girls make the connection, do some things to make the traditions meaningful for them.  Here are a few Girl Scout traditions that are just around the corner that you may like to work into your discussion with girls. World Thinking Day, February 22nd, girls participate in activities and  projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in  other countries. World Thinking  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Girl Led: Expanding Girl Scout Journeys

You may have noticed that the sessions in the Girl Scout Journeys are called sample sessions.  That’s because Journeys are designed to be customizable based on the interests and needs of girls in your group.  One way to customize a Journey is to add badges found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting along the way to let girls learn about specific topics that interest them. As you probably know, The Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting contain all of the Legacy, Financial Literacy  ...

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Financial Literacy and Girls

This video shares some of the highlights from a study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute called Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy. This study surveyed 1,000 girls ages 8-17 to find out about their confidence around financial literacy.  This study shows that while the majority of girls know it’s important for them to have strong financial literacy skills, only 12 percent of them feel confident making financial decisions. The good news is that Girl Scouts is the  ...

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