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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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Volunteers

4 Reasons to Attend Your Local Volunteer Meeting

As we look ahead to one of our busiest times of year (the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is coming!) with packed schedules full of school events, troop events, and (please!) family time, it can be hard to add another meeting to your calendar. And in the hustle and bustle what meeting often gets left out (or forgotten)? The local Girl Scout volunteer meetings, or as we call them, the Service Unit meeting. What’s a Service Unit meeting? These meetings are generally held monthly and led by other  ...

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Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Making Connections With Parents and the Community

In Girl Scouting, we want girls to be so engaged and excited about their girl-led activities, that they can’t wait to share their experiences with families and invite friends to join them in the excitement.  We want leaders to know what the girls enjoy because the leaders have asked the girls.  In addition, the leaders are excited to learn right along with the girls.  We also want community members that are excited to enhance the experiences of the girls and support girls to take action to  ...

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