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Girl Scout Lingo: What Does That Mean?

Girl Scouts has been around for more than 100 years, which means we’ve had a lot of time to pick up a lot of traditions and quirky terminology. When you first join, it can feel like everyone is speaking another language! To help bridge the gap, we’ve created a glossary of the most common Girl Scout words and phrases. We recommend keeping this page bookmarked, because we’ll continue to update it as needed!   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W A Alum  ...

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Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: An Overview

In March of 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop to prepare girls to meet the world with courage, confidence, and character. With over 100 years of history, Girl Scouts has taken on quite a few traditions. Here are some awesome traditions you can take part in to celebrate Girl Scouts! Slogan & Motto The Girl Scout slogan, used since 1912, is “Do a good turn daily.” The slogan is a reminder of the many ways that girls can contribute positively to  ...

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Parents

How to Stay Connected When Your Girl Doesn’t See Her Troop Every Day

Kids everywhere are excitedly celebrating summer vacation! But there’s one part of summer break that can be a bit of a downer: your girl no longer gets to see her awesome troop every day. Womp womp. So, how can you help her stay connected to her troop-mates when she’s away from school? We’ve got 5 ideas for you! 1. Sign up for TAC Camp! What better way to connect with your troop than spending 2 or 3 nights at Girl Scout Camp together? Girls will work with their troop  ...

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General, News, Parents

The Pillars of Girl Scouting: Beyond Cookies, Camp, and Crafts

Do you know the four pillars of Girl Scouting? Lots of people would answer that question with “I thought there were 3: cookies, camp, and crafts,” but Girl Scouts is so much more than that! Girl Scouts of the USA explains that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience has four key areas that form the foundation of our program and our organization. And don’t worry, alums, they’ve been a part of Girl Scouts since the beginning! Ready to see what they are? Let’s go!  ...

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