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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

Inspiring a New Generation of Women In Science

At Girl Scouts we want to inspire girls to ask questions, explore the world around them, and make a difference. And pursuing a career in a science field does just that! As one young girl said “as a kid I asked a lot of why questions, and I found that science and math usually were the answers, the coolest answers, to all of my why questions”. Check out this video from the White House Science Fair to see some amazing girls’ projects that prove you’re never too young to  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, News

Our Gold Shines Bright: Hadiya’s Story

We’re honored to celebrate the accomplishments of our second National Young Woman of Distinction, Hadiya Harrigan. Hadiya was selected by Girl Scouts of the USA to receive this very special honor in Girl Scouting, for her Gold Award project “Computer Programming Handbook & Modules”. Her project exceeded the Girl Scout Gold Award’s high standards of excellence: addressing a national issue, having measureable and sustainable impact, and showcasing Hadiya’s  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, News, Volunteers

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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