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Stanford University, Girl Scouts, and GLEE!

What do Girl Scouts, Stanford University, the environment, and energy reduction have in common? Why GLEE of course! What is GLEE? It stands for Girls Learning Environment and Energy and is a free online course for Junior Girl Scout Troop leaders and parent volunteers developed at Stanford University in collaboration with Girl Scouts of Northern California. This awesome new resource features a five-session energy reduction and a five-session food sustainability patch curriculum for Junior  ...

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Why Should Girls Code?

Coding is a new buzz word in the girl world, made popular by organizations like Girls Who Code and other technology experts like Google who point out that in our increasingly digital world coding is a very important skill.  So important that Canada has declared November 7th to be National Girls Learning Code Day in Canada and online with the tagline: “Know any creative 8-13 year old girls who want to change the world?“. Why target girls? Because in technical and computing fields  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General, News

Girl Scout Destinations: Mission Specialist Sam

Meet Sam-Western Ohio’s Space Mission Specialist. How did Sam go from being an Ambassador Girl Scout in Fostoria, Ohio to a confident Space Camp Alumni? We’re so glad you asked! It all started with a little girl whose mother put Sam in Girl Scouts so she’d overcome her shyness and have fun. Then years of troop adventures, friendships formed, and confidence building trips and activities went by and Sam was ready for a challenge: a Girl Scout Destinations trip. These trips  ...

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

Why We Do What We Do

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to remember why Girl Scouts exists and why we (volunteers, parents, community partners, and staff) do what we do. We do it: So girls like Sam can grow from a shy Daisy glued to her mother’s side to a confident Senior prepared to join an adventure at Space Academy with Girl Scout Destinations where she knows not a soul and is excited to meet new people and follow her dreams. To open up the possibilities for girls like Heidi (photo  ...

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