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Highest Awards: What Not To Do

Highest Awards are a Girl Scout tradition more than one hundred years strong. Since 1916, girls across the nation have been making a lasting difference in their communities with leadership and girl power. What an exceptional legacy our organization has! Help us keep the legacy alive for another 100 years by earning your age level’s highest award. Girl Scout’s highest awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards—are your girl’s chance to make a lasting difference  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

Troop Trips: Oh the Places You’ll Go

Are you ready to take your troop on an adventure? Why not expand their horizons with a troop trip? Girls have been exploring their world on troop trips for decades and with so many amazing events offered by our community partners, awesome overnight experiences and Destinations to explore we know your girls will love this Girl Scout tradition! How do you start planning the trip? We’ve got you covered with some great resources to make sure your troop is ready to go! Follow these  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

What are Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints?

When you’re part of a girl-led organization that promotes skill-building (like Girl Scouts) inevitably the girls are going to want to try out an activity that likely has some safety risks involved. Like whitewater rafting. Or horseback riding. Or even bubble soccer (yes, that’s a thing)! So where do you go to find out what activities girls can (and cannot) do with Girl Scouts? And how do you figure out the activity guidelines, safety gear, age and experience requirements, and  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

Let’s Get Outside in 2018!

Girl Scouts and the outdoors go together like marshmallows and camp fires. But there’s a huge difference between taking your troop on a ramble around the neighborhood and going on a weekend camping trip in the back country. So how do you know what level of outdoor activity your girls (and you) are ready for? And what’s the best way to help your troop go from outdoor newbies to experienced outdoor women? GSUSA has a handy step by step chart that will help you and your girls  ...

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