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Volunteer Experience, 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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Family Experience, 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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Family Experience, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Exploring the Outdoors When You’re Not Outdoorsy

We all have different levels of comfort with the outdoors. Some of us hear “outdoor adventure” and immediately grab our trekking gear, compass, and are ready for some back country fun. Others hear “outdoor” and think “no, inside good, outside bad.” But even if all 33 Signs You’re Not An Outdoor Person apply to you, the girls you love need to play outside! Why is nature important? Here’s just a few benefits girls receive from outdoor  ...

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General, Volunteers

More Than a Walk- 7 Hiking Activities for Girl Scouts

Exploring the outdoors on a hike with young girls is an amazing experience. The sound of wind in the trees, the smell of dirt beneath boots, a chipmunk scurrying for cover as six girls give chase-these are the moments that build lifelong memories. But sometimes on a long trail nature needs a little help to keep the “are we there yet?” or “I’m bored” comments at bay. To make hikes an even more fun and engaging experience, so much more than just a walk, here are  ...

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