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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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Parents

The Case for Girl Scouts

Since our organization’s founding in 1912, the world has undergone some amazing changes. From advancements in technology to new laws and policies (like the 19th amendment), the opportunities for women to take the lead and make an impact have grown exponentially. So why, with all these changes and new opportunities for women, do we still need Girl Scouts? The Case for Single-Gender Clubs As our name makes clear, Girl Scouts was created specifically with and for girls. We’re  ...

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General, Parents

Are girls thriving… or just surviving?

Here at Girl Scouts we believe that (like a rising tide lifting all boats) when the world is a better place for girls, it will be a better place for everyone! We are extremely interested in the “State of the Girl” or, in simple terms, what it’s like to be a girl in today’s world. Are girls thriving or just surviving? To help us understand this important question, the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) conducts original studies to inform national conversations about  ...

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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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