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Tips for Pursuing Your Girl Scout Highest Award During a Global Pandemic

You had big plans for 2020. THIS was going to be the year where you took action to better your community, and to complete your Bronze, Silver, or even your Gold Award. Maybe you had spent countless hours brainstorming ideas, researching, community networking, and planning out your project. Maybe you were hoping to start brainstorming project ideas with your troop this spring. And then, in March, a global pandemic hit and you put your plans on hold for what you hoped would just be a few  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

The Missing Link: Demystifying Girl Scout Journeys

When we talk Girl Scout National Program, we are referring to the many program elements that help to make up the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). These elements include the tradition of learning new skills through badge work, working to build leadership skills, and opportunities and make the world a better place by earning awards such as the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Both of these long standing traditions are fairly well-known to the Girl Scout community and even the general  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Guest Editorial: How to Take on Girl-Led Service Projects

by Kate Harold Service is important to many of our troop’s families, and of course it’s a big part of what Girl Scouts is about. Last year my co-leader and I decided to embark on a service project with our troop that would last throughout the school year, rather than being a one-time event. At that time, our troop consisted of 13 second grade Brownies and one sixth grade Cadette. After our first year being a troop together, we received feedback that many of the girls and their families  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

We Want YOU to Complete the New Citizen Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

We’ve teamed up with Girl Scouts of the USA to earn the NEW Citizen Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and multi-level troops in grades 6-12! We are looking for troops to volunteer their time to try out the citizen science journey for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Multi-level troops are welcome to apply if all girls in the troop are in grades 6-12. We aim to include volunteers with a broad range of experiences (no STEM experience necessary!) and diverse make up. Why  ...

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