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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Let’s Talk to a Girl Scout Juliette!

There are so many ways to participate as a Girl Scout. One way is as a Girl Scout Juliette! A Juliette can participate in all of the fun activities she so chooses without being a member of a Girl Scout troop. Some Juliettes attend camp, many earn badges, some go for their Highest Awards, some travel, and some do all of the above! We checked in recently with a Girl Scout from the Dayton region about her Girl Scout experience as a Juliette, and here is what she had to say. Hi! I am Olivia and  ...

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Alumnae, Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Alum Stories: Rebecca’s Beautiful Adventure in Girl Scouts

When I was in kindergarten, I remember my mom showing me a colorful flyer covered in flowers and dragging me to my church’s basement after dinner. It wasn’t for religious education, but rather to go to my first Daisy meeting. It was the start of a beautiful adventure in Girl Scouts that ran all through my academic career to the present day and my lifetime membership. My Girl Scout experience was full of badges, crafts, and programs at council headquarters. As an adult, I can  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Get Inspired!

Are you a Girl Scout Daisy or Brownie volunteer who is hoping that all of your girls return to the troop next year?  Maybe you are a Girl Scout Junior volunteer who is trying to get parent support to help the girls through their Girl Scout Bronze award.  Perhaps you are a Girl Scout Cadette volunteer  who is trying to inspire girls to do their Girl Scout Silver award or get your Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to commit to earning their Gold Award.  Well, if you are any of these, this  ...

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