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Volunteer Experience

Girl-Led, Learning by Doing and Cooperative Learning

3 Processes for a Successful Leader Experience Girl Scouts uses three key processes in providing girls with a quality experience: girl-led, cooperative learning, and learning by doing. These processes are key in everything we do with girls and helps us ensure we are best serving our girl members, but we want to know, is there any value in these processes for our adult members? Let’s start with girl-led. The voice of the girl will always be our priority, but for this instance,  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The Power of Reflection: 5 Easy Ways to Debrief After an Activity!

One of our Girl Scout traditions is to ask girls to reflect on the activities they’re participating in as they learn by doing. We ask them questions about their experience like “What did you like? Was this easy or hard? Why? If we did it again what would you change?” These questions help them process their experience and we call this activity reflection, or debriefing. So why is reflection so important? According to a publication by the University of Wisconsin-Extension,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Volunteers

Girl Scouts Go Tech!

We live in a world where technology is a driving force for innovation. New uses of technology, new gadgets, and inventions are changing the way we interact with each other, our environment, and even our world. It’s an amazing time to be alive! Here at Girl Scouts, we want to inspire the next generation of awesome women to become tech innovators who work hard to make the world a better place. How are we doing that? With Tech Club! What is Tech Club? Tech Club gives 6th-10th grade girls  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Busy hands mean busy minds!

Girl Scouts is a major fan of experiential learning, also known as learning by doing. We believe it’s the best way for girls (and adults!) to try new things and build skills. But what does it mean, exactly? What is learning by doing? According to the American Psychological Association, learning by doing means “learning from experiences resulting directly from one’s own actions, as contrasted with learning from watching others perform, reading others’ instructions or  ...

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