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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

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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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

Planning Your Year the Girl Scout Way

Through Girl Scouts, girls can do anything. And with so many options, planning your year can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, if you follow these simple steps and use our resources to help you and the girls it will take some of the stress out of this process. 1. Assemble Your Team: The first step to anything in Girl Scouts is putting together a team and exploring options. So make your first troop meeting a planning meeting, bring your Program Event Guide, badge books, and the important  ...

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