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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, Volunteers

Six Things You Might Not Know About Bridging

Bridging is an esteemed Girl Scout tradition that honors girls’ achievements yearly and celebrates “crossing the bridge” to the next Girl Scout level! Like a typical Girl Scout ceremony, bridging ceremonies consist of an opening, a celebration, and a closing. Whether you use a physical or a symbolic bridge during this tradition, girls will have a blast planning the celebration that marks the end of a year full of fun and adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro ready to switch up your  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

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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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

Three ways to help girls unlock their full potential

When Girls take the lead, work cooperatively, and learn by doing, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) comes to life. When troop leaders incorporate these three program processes of Girl Scouts into activities, girls remain at the center of their adventures while unlocking their most capable selves. Seeing these processes in action shows us that girls can ask questions, offer ideas, use their imaginations, learn to work together, problem solve, and reflect on their own experiences.  ...

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

Seven Ways to Celebrate Girl Scout Week

It’s almost Girl Scout Week, and we’re celebrating Girl Scout’s 111th birthday this year! Each March, girls, alums, and volunteers nationwide participate in Girl Scout Week—a special spirit week during which all Girl Scouts, past and present, are invited to show their Girl Scout pride. Beginning with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath, Girl Scout Week always includes March 12—the day that marks the founding of our movement when Juliette Gordon Low officially  ...

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