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Engaging Girls Through Gardening

The weather is getting nicer and many people are heading outside after a very long (and cold!) winter. Gardening can be a great way to get girls outside and learn about plants, how to care for living things and where their food comes from. There are many ways to engage girls and work towards Girl Scout badges and Journey awards through gardening. Ideas to use with girls: Visit a garden and pick homegrown fruits, vegetables and other foods. Then take what you gathered and create a tasty  ...

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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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