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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Celebrate Black History Month with a New Patch Program

The History of Black History Month Black History Month was created to celebrate and remember important people, accomplishments, and heritage. It was first thought of by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Originally, it was only celebrated for one week and the focus was to teach Black history in public schools. Woodson titled it “Negro History Week.” Woodson chose February to be the time of the celebration because Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were both born in February. These men played  ...

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Family Experience, Girls

3 Outdoor Activities for Snow Days

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind may moan but that doesn’t stop Girl Scouts from heading out and enjoying the snow. Are you ready to bundle up and head outside for some snowy day activities? Here’s a few of our favorites to try this winter. Get Creative! Test your architectural design skills by building a snow castle. You’ll just need a shovel, a bucket, and a variety of plastic food containers or paper cups—any containers will do to use as a mold for walls, turrets,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Bring math on your next outdoor adventure with the Math in Nature Badges!

There’s a common misconception that math is an indoor activity. When asked to describe a mathematician, many of us picture a person huddled over a giant blackboard inside a classroom solving complex equations full of numbers and odd symbols. But in reality, math is all around us all the time! And many mathematicians find inspiration (and the roots of their mathematical concepts) by observing nature. To spotlight that connection between the great outdoors and the M in STEM (Science,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

9 Ways to Use Adventure Where You Are Camp Boxes with Your Family, Troop, or Service Unit

We’re excited to bring back our Adventure Where You Are camp boxes for 2021! Our 8 outdoor-themed boxes feature self-guided activities that are perfect for girls of all ages—and they can be done with your family, as a troop, or even as a service unit! Tomorrow, May 28, is the last day to order all 8 boxes! So if you’re on the fence about whether Camp in a Box is right for you, consider all of the possibilities: Explore your local park (or parks!) with your camp boxes. The  ...

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