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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience

Wrap Up and Restart Your Girl Scout Year!

Springtime means it’s time we start wrapping up our Girl Scout year and looking ahead to the next! Finish Up with a Celebration! For starters, it’s time to celebrate! Bring families together to share what the girls have learned and accomplished. It’s a time to celebrate new experiences like going to camp and to celebrate the friendships that have developed through the year. You can make it a formal affair or keep it simple. You might keep it small or team up with other troops or a service  ...

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Volunteers

Steps For Building Leadership Skills As A Troop

Girl Scouts has been building leadership skills in girls since our beginning. How do we do it? By giving girls opportunities to take the lead as they tackle new adventures, build their skills with our badges and awards, develop strong core values, and learn to work together to solve problems. How do we know it works? Because we’ve tested it! (Seriously, we’ve got the data…check out Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study.) So how can you continue our legacy of  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

Badges, patches, and patch programs, oh my!

A sash filled with colorful badges and patches is a great visual reminder for your Girl Scout of all the wonderful experiences she’s had and the skills she’s honed. What an amazing way to show the world all she’s accomplished! While badges and patches are both part of the legacy of Girl Scouts, many people use the words badge and patch interchangeably without realizing there is an important difference between the two. What’s the difference, you ask? Badges The  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

So your Girl Scout troop bridged, now what?

You did it! You and your girls made it to the next level in Girl Scouts! Whether it’s that first step from Daisy to Brownie or the final from Ambassador to adult, bridging to the next level as a Girl Scout is a momentous accomplishment. So what should you expect from yourself, your girls, and Girl Scouts? What’s different? Here’s a few things to think about as you start your newest adventure with Girl Scouts: A New Normal! As girls grow and mature their likes, needs, and  ...

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