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7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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Cookies & Beyond

Don’t Miss Our Virtual Cookie Rallies!

There are so many differences in our world, but there are two things we can agree on: cookies are one of life’s many great pleasures, and supporting budding entrepreneurs makes a strong impact on us all! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is still in full swing around the country, and in our increasingly virtual world, Girl Scouts have become quick problem solvers in order to get Girl Scout Cookies to all their hungry customers. In doing so, girls are learning even more business skills that they  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Celebrate Black History Month with Girl Scouts!

When you think about history, it’s likely that you think about things that happened a long time ago, perhaps even in a land far, far away. But the truth is, history is happening right now—it’s all around us, and it vibrates through the very fabric of the Girl Scout movement. Think about it: Girl Scouts all over the country are in the process of making history in their schools and communities, instituting meaningful change, standing up for what’s right, breaking records, and setting new  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

All In for Peacebuilding!

On February 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. (That’s one big celebration!) World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities around a shared theme. The 2021 World Thinking Day theme is Peacebuilding. To help us explore this theme, our staff sat down with some individuals whose organizations make peacebuilding a part of their mission. One such peace builder is Natalie Vorst, a Girl  ...

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