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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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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, Parents

Simple Ways to Give Back This Year

One of the greatest things that a girl can learn while in Girl Scouting is the impact you can have, even at a young age, when you make helping others a priority.  A young Girl Scout said it best, “I like being a Girl Scout because, like, when you help people you touch their hearts.” As we come to the end of a tumultuous year, let’s challenge ourselves to touch hearts. Let’s seek out simple ways to give back to our neighbors and communities. It’s time to close out 2020 by  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Celebrate Founder’s Day By Doing a Good Turn

Girl Scouts have been striving to live up to our slogan “Do A Good Turn Daily” since way back in 1912 when we were founded! That’s why for this Founder’s Day we’re challenging you to do something to make a difference in the world in celebration of our trailblazing founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette was born on October 31, 1860, and each year on Halloween, we celebrate Founder’s Day in her honor! So how can you do a good turn this Founder’s Day  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Girl Scout Ava Exemplifies G.I.R.L. with Toy Drive

Community service is in Girl Scouts’ DNA. Ever since the organization was founded in 1912, Girl Scouts offered a helping hand to those in need and worked together to improve their corner of the world. And that’s still true today! Ava M, a Cadette Girl Scout from Cincinnati, applied what she’s learned about caring for her community through Girl Scouts to something near and dear to her heart: cheering up sick children. When she was younger, she was a patient at Cincinnati  ...

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