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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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

TAC is Back

Camp is an exciting pathway for girls to participate in Girl Scouting. At Troop Adventure Camp, the troop and camp pathways merge to create an experience girls and leaders will never forget. Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) is slightly different from our other summer program opportunities – it’s designed for the whole troop! What makes TAC different? Girls work together to schedule their TAC session.  They pick their activities, their cook-outs and their troop rules. This means that  ...

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Summer Camp Is Just Around the Corner

While it’s cold and snowy outside, we are already getting ready for summer camp. Girls should be getting their summer camp mailers in the mail this week! Girl Scout summer camp offers endless leadership opportunities, skill building activities, challenges and adventures.  We know from experience that through camp, girls are able to connect with nature, learn independently, and build their self-esteem.   Here’s what you need to know as you help prepare girls for the summer: Who can attend  ...

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