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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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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: We Are Girl-Led!

Girl Scouts has been girl-led since its beginning, when our founder Juliette Gordon Low answered the question “what should girls do?” with a very simple “what do the girls want to do?” And we’re still following Juliette’s lead over a hundred years later! How? Here’s just a couple of ways girls are leading the way and choosing their adventures in Girl Scouts! Girls’ Choice Badges Our girls want outdoor experiences and badges! How do we know?  ...

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Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Reasons To Be Excited For Next Year!

Spring is a busy time of year for Girl Scouts. Girls are wrapping up the cookie sale, attending program events, and planning things like troop trips and other fun activities. In all the bustle, it’s easy to delay planning for next year. You’ll get to it later, right? But planning for next year is incredibly important. Why? Because girls (and parents) who know that exciting things are coming are more likely to come back. So let’s build that excitement with these 4 reasons  ...

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General, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The key to success: GRIT!

What is grit and why is it so important to our (and our girls’) success? Grit is a combination of persistence and resilience that is not related to talent or IQ. People with grit can accomplish things that seem almost impossible. We all know them. The girl who refuses to give up on the high ropes course (despite her fear of heights) and finally (after multiple attempts and falls) conquers the course and her fear. The leader who sticks with her girls (through their hard middle school  ...

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