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Parents

Girl Scout Traditions: Civic Action

From the Civics badges of the 1920s and 1930s to the Citizenship badges of today, our organization has been inspiring women and girls to form their own values and beliefs, to explore their communities, and to lead the way when they see a need or an issue. You may call it good citizenship, we call it the Girl Scout way! So how can your Girl Scout continue this tradition? By building her skills and confidence so she becomes part of the next generation of civically engaged Girl Scout members!  ...

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Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Bridging Guide: What to Look Forward to Next Year

The school year is coming to a close, which means its almost time to bridge! Bridging is what we call your advancement to the next Girl Scout grade level. It’s a tradition in the Girl Scout world that involves working with a younger group of girls to show them what they can look forward to, and working with an older group of girls to learn what you can accomplish in the future. Then you host a ceremony to celebrate and complete the award! Bridging might sound intimidating, but it  ...

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Volunteers

Are You Ready For The 2018 Thinking Day Challenge?

Since 1926, February 22 has been celebrated as World Thinking Day, a day of international friendship for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the globe. It’s a day where girls connect with the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, speak out on issues that girls care about, and make a difference! And did we mention there’s a different theme each year with a badge? Pretty nifty! World Thinking Day 2018 World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: Founder’s Day!

Are you ready to celebrate our founder this October 31? The dynamic and visionary founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, was born on October 31, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia. Daisy, as she was called by family and friends, was an engaging and determined woman who loved the outdoors, the creative arts, and who poured her mind, spirit, and financial resources into creating Girl Scouts of the USA. In the 15 years between her first meeting in 1912 to her death from breast  ...

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