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National Engineers Week

February 16-22, 2014, is National Engineers Week.  This is a perfect week to begin introducing girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and topics. It’s okay if you aren’t an expert in these areas yourself because the girls will love seeing you discover along with them.  You may be wondering why this is so important to girls.  Here are  few facts that you should know: Career Opportunities:  STEM careers are growing five times faster than any other  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Celebrating Black History Month

One of the most powerful things about Girl Scouting is the connection that girls have to the rich history of women in Girl Scouting who came before them.  Black History Month is a great opportunity to celebrate African-American women as you help girls make a connection to the important role that African-American women have played in the history of our country and the Girl Scout Movement.  Here are some ideas of how to help make that connection: This is the perfect time to kick off the  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Volunteers

Take Action!

A big part of being a Girl Scout is taking action to make the world a better place.  This video does a great job of teaching girls how to create a PSA (public service announcement).  This is a great way for girls to rally their friends, family and community around a cause that they believe in.  The more people the girls get involved, the bigger impact they can have.  Each Girl Scout Journey guides girls towards a take action project that can impact their community.  Use this video to help  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Today marks the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.  This is a great opportunity to tie the history lessons that girls have learned in school about Martin Luther King Jr. to their Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouting, she intended it to be for all girls.  Many girls today have heard the stories of Rev. King who headed the civil-rights movement fighting for equality for all people, but they don’t know that he too recognized that  ...

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