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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Three Ways to Reach Deeper this Earth Day

Each year on April 22, Earth Day is observed across the country to mark the anniversary of a modern environmental movement. Since the first ever Earth Day in 1970, Girl Scouts from all parts of America have participated in this day of action, conservation, and advocacy. For example, in the small community of Clearfield, PA, Girl Scouts dressed in their uniforms, took to the streets, and joined demonstrators with signs questioning America’s beauty and advocating for clean air. Even after  ...

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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

Three ways to help girls unlock their full potential

When Girls take the lead, work cooperatively, and learn by doing, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) comes to life. When troop leaders incorporate these three program processes of Girl Scouts into activities, girls remain at the center of their adventures while unlocking their most capable selves. Seeing these processes in action shows us that girls can ask questions, offer ideas, use their imaginations, learn to work together, problem solve, and reflect on their own experiences.  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright

On Sunday, March 5, our 2023 Gold Award Girl Scouts glittered as we celebrated and honored their achievements with a formal ceremony at the Ponitz Center in Dayton. This year, we recognized 37 girls who took the lead and made a sustainable impact on an issue in their community on their way to earning the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting—the Gold Award. Each Gold Award Girl Scout has left a lasting impression on a cause they cared about, devoting a minimum of 80 hours of individual  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

Seven Ways to Celebrate Girl Scout Week

It’s almost Girl Scout Week, and we’re celebrating Girl Scout’s 111th birthday this year! Each March, girls, alums, and volunteers nationwide participate in Girl Scout Week—a special spirit week during which all Girl Scouts, past and present, are invited to show their Girl Scout pride. Beginning with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath, Girl Scout Week always includes March 12—the day that marks the founding of our movement when Juliette Gordon Low officially  ...

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