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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. through Service All Year Long

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader who called for connection and community across all aspects of society. While he is most known for leading the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, as well as his impactful “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. also believed in the power of service. As an honor and a reminder of the incredible achievements and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., the third Monday of January — chosen as a celebration of King’s birthday —  ...

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Food for Thought

By Girl Scout Senior Chloe P. Do you know where your favorite food comes from? I learned recently that mangos, one of my favorite fruits, are grown almost entirely in China. In fact, 75% of all mangos are grown in China, over 6,600 miles away from my house in sunny California. As we learn more about pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, it is increasingly important to monitor our own carbon footprint. We buy locally, bring reusable bags to the store, carpool to school, and try to minimize  ...

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17 Badges and Journeys to Explore and Protect the Planet

If we know one thing that Girl Scouts love, its the outdoors! As Girl Scouts, we promise to make the world a better place, and one way we can do so is by protecting and preserving nature. The Global Action Award encourages girls to explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by world leaders in 2015. The 2021 focus of the Global Action Award is Goal #13, climate action. We have compiled a list of 17 Girl Scout badges and Journeys to help girls explore nature, environmental stewardship,  ...

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Global Action: Girl Scouts Tackle Climate Change

As Girl Scouts, we work to take action in serving our communities and making the world a better place. The Global Action Award encourages Girl Scouts to do just that by exploring the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015 by global leaders worldwide. These Global Goals work toward a more sustainable development in three key areas: economic, social and environment. Each year Girl Scouts focus on a different goal for the Global Action Award, and this year we are taking on Goal 13:  ...

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