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Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Camp Activities You Can Do Without a Facilitator

Our high adventure activities at camp are awesome and we know girls love them, but there also a ton of activities you can do that don’t require a specifically trained facilitator! We asked some of our camp and outdoor experts for some fan favorite activities that get girls outdoors and ready to explore in a simple, easily accessible way. Take a Hike! Outdoor Learning Facilitator, Kyle Sevilla, suggests heading out for a night hike! Grab your flash light and hit the trails as you experience  ...

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Volunteers

Inclusion in Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization. We respect, value, and embrace the differences of all of our members and the community around us. We’re part of a wonderfully diverse sisterhood, like a quilt with thousands of different squares all stitched together. No two squares are exactly alike! Some of our differences you see, and some you don’t. There are biological differences like sexual orientation, ethnicity, personality, gender, physical abilities, learning / thinking style, race,  ...

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Parents

Raising Awesome Girls: practical advice for parents

Raising girls can be a daunting process. You want to help her grow into a courageous woman, equipped with the confidence and skills she’ll need to make her own decisions and persevere through all that life will throw at her. But how do you do that? Is there a manual or formula somewhere that you missed? While there’s no perfect formula that we’ve found (seriously, if you have one, please share), Girl Scouts of the USA has shared some awesome advice that will help you and  ...

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