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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Our Gold Shines Bright: Olivia’s Story

Olivia is a senior at Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, from Mason OH. For her Gold Award project, entitled “Step into STEM,” she created a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) camp for minority and low-income children to provide opportunities for them to explore STEM topics and careers at an early age. Last summer, I created the camp Step Into STEM for my Gold Award Project. This camp targets students from 1st to 8th grade that are of historically underrepresented groups  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Girls, News

Our Gold Shines Bright: Rebecca’s Story

HONORING HOMETOWN HEROES I have been in Girl Scouts for 12 years, but this past year was the most monumental and life-changing year as I worked on my Gold Award. My troop has always engaged in many different community service events. I was repeatedly drawn to projects involving veterans, like when we made over 100 Christmas boxes for veterans at the VA Hospital, or made cards and sent Girl Scout cookies to injured soldiers, or—my favorite—when we recycled wooden pallets and painted them as  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

7 Essentials of a Gold Award Project

Are you starting to consider ideas for your Gold Award project? Do you need a little guidance on what we really mean when the Gold Award Guidelines state that you are on your honor to uphold the Standards of Excellence? Let’s break down some of the essential components of a Gold Award (or any Take Action Project) to consider as you start to plan your project. 1. There is a connection to a national or global issue. As you are using your values and skills to choose which issue in your  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, Volunteers

It’s Your Community-Serve It!

Since 1912 the Girl Scout slogan has been “do a good turn daily” and if you totaled up the acts of service inspired by those words we are confident the final count would be in the millions. As Mahatma Gandhi says “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” and to encourage the servant’s heart in every girl we are hosting a council-wide weekend of service. Join us on October 10-12, 2014 for the first The Girl Scout Way: Take  ...

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