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6 Helpful Apps for Budding Naturalists!

Do you love the outdoors? When you find a bug or a plant that you’ve never seen before, do you yearn to identify it? Do you want to know more about animal tracks, the night sky, or hiking trails in your area? Well, budding naturalists, this post is for you! We’ve put together a list of helpful apps that you can use as you explore the world around you and work on some of our Naturalist and Environmental Stewardship badges. So put your nature detective hat on (if that’s not  ...

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Fall Program Events are Finally Opening!

Fall is nearly here and we’re kicking off another year of adventure and we want YOU to join us! Fall program events open on Ebiz to all members registered for the 2014-2015 membership year on August 13th and early bird registrants received access to fall events on August 6th. While there are too many programs at too many council properties to mention them all, here are 10 upcoming programs we’re excited to offer this year: 1. Toledo Chef Program: Daisies through Juniors can jump  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, General, Volunteer Experience

Outdoor Experiences Benefit Girls

Did you know that lower socio-economic girls benefit greatly from outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts… BUT they get less exposure? R  In a 2012 online survey with 2862 Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts (grades 4-8) from 15 councils in 16 states, lower socio-economic girls report significantly higher benefit from Girl Scouts overall and for exercise, academics and recognizing their strengths. R Outdoor participation strengthens lower socio-economic girls’ perceptions of the impact of Girl  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Spring Into Camping

The weather may not know it yet, but it’s springtime. Spring is a wonderful time to re-engage your troop after the long, cold winter. If you’re planning on sending your girls to camp this summer, spring is also a great time to get girls connected with the outdoors so they are acclimated and excited about spending time outside!  Here are some ways to get girls outdoors: Start the season right exploring the outdoors by moving your meeting outside.  After this long winter, girls  ...

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