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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Girl Led: Expanding Girl Scout Journeys

You may have noticed that the sessions in the Girl Scout Journeys are called sample sessions.  That’s because Journeys are designed to be customizable based on the interests and needs of girls in your group.  One way to customize a Journey is to add badges found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting along the way to let girls learn about specific topics that interest them. As you probably know, The Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting contain all of the Legacy, Financial Literacy  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, Family Experience, General, Volunteer Experience

Financial Literacy and Girls

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxRUUlFfCDs&w=560&h=315] This video shares some of the highlights from a study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute called Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy. This study surveyed 1,000 girls ages 8-17 to find out about their confidence around financial literacy.  This study shows that while the majority of girls know it’s important for them to have strong financial literacy skills, only 12 percent of them feel  ...

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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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