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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Volunteer Experience

In Girl Scouts, “Failures” Become Our Favorite Stories!

Ask a Girl Scout or Girl Scout alum to share her story and you’ll hear tales of friendships built, skills tested (and mastered), outdoor adventures, and more. And almost always, said with a laugh and a touch of nostalgia, they’ll tell a tale of a “fail” that shines brightly in their most cherished memories. Maybe it’s the time they left late for their overnight canoe trip and were still paddling down the river trying to reach their campsite well after dark. Or  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Girl Scout Camp Counselors: Allison’s 5 Life Lessons I Learned at Camp!

15 years ago, I took a leap of faith and applied to a summer job as a camp counselor for Girl Scouts. I had been a Girl Scout growing up and knew all the amazing things that being a part of the organization instilled in young girls, but I was in for a surprise at all the benefits I would gain as an adult member! That first summer was the first of five that I would spend working at camp in varying capacities. The lessons I learned are still a part of my everyday life today. I could probably  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

You Might Be a Girl Scout If…

Ask a Girl Scout what she loved about her years as a member and you’re likely to get a variety of stories and experiences with some common themes like friendship, fun, and life skills binding us all together. What can we say? When you’re a girl-led organization, the experience is going to be as unique as the girls themselves. And yet for all of the differences we’ve found a few things that if your answer is yes, it’s pretty likely you might be a Girl Scout. What do  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Girl Scouts Works — Ask Our Alumnae!

Here at Girl Scouts we define ourselves as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. We’re 2.7 million strong—1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults—and we’re dedicated to building courageous and confident girls who make our world a better place. How do we know Girl Scouts does all we say it does? How do we know Girl Scouts works? Let’s look at our more than 59 million alumnae and find our answer! First, the Numbers The Girl Scout Research Institute gathers  ...

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