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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. through Service All Year Long

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader who called for connection and community across all aspects of society. While he is most known for leading the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, as well as his impactful “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. also believed in the power of service. As an honor and a reminder of the incredible achievements and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., the third Monday of January — chosen as a celebration of King’s birthday —  ...

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Top 5 Reasons to Earn Girl Scout Badges

I began my Girl Scouting journey at 5 years old and had so much fun, I never left. Today, I’m a lifetime member and have made Girl Scouts my full-time job. Over many years, I managed to experience almost everything GSUSA’s National Program had to offer. If a new patch was released, I was ready to sign up — and to this day I am an avid patch collector. I loved the Highest Awards — the pins, what they represented, and what they taught me along the way, especially as I made a  ...

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Three Ways to Reach Deeper this Earth Day

Each year on April 22, Earth Day is observed across the country to mark the anniversary of a modern environmental movement. Since the first ever Earth Day in 1970, Girl Scouts from all parts of America have participated in this day of action, conservation, and advocacy. For example, in the small community of Clearfield, PA, Girl Scouts dressed in their uniforms, took to the streets, and joined demonstrators with signs questioning America’s beauty and advocating for clean air. Even after  ...

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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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