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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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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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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright: Dhira’s Story

My name is Dhira, and I was honored to be one of this year’s Gold Award Girl Scouts in western Ohio. For my Gold Award project, I started an online privacy campaign. After Googling my sister for the fun of it, I found a website displaying her name, birthday, address, and phone number. Appalled by how much of our personal information is easily available online, I decided to address the issue of data brokers, or websites that sell personal information. I gave presentations at community  ...

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