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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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General

Healthy Habits

Girl Scouts has developed three “healthy habits” booklets in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.  These booklets are designed to help volunteers guide Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors towards healthy habits while they complete their It’s Your Planet Love It! Journey.  Check out the video below to see what other leaders have done with these resources.  To learn more, visit the GSUSA website.

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General, News, Volunteers

Winter and Spring Program Events

Program events that run January 2014 through July 2014 open on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, in eBiz.  All girls and adults must be current members in order to register.  Girls don’t, however, have to be a part of a troop in order to take advantage of these opportunities. If you are a troop volunteer, start working with your girls to plan which events they would like to attend to support their Girl Scout Journey and badge work.  The Girl Scout cookie season is just around the corner  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Be a Sister to Every Girl

Share the below video with your Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors to start a meaningful conversation about bullying and what it means to be a good friend.  If you want to help your troop build good social-emotional skills, continue this conversation through these three Girl Scout Journeys: Agent of Change for Girl Scout Juniors aMAZE for Girl Scout Cadettes Mission Sisterhood for Girl Scout Seniors

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