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Are You Man Enough to be a Girl Scout? These 5 Superstar Volunteers Are!

We believe that when girls succeed, so does society. And what’s the best way you can help girls (and society) succeed?  Being a youth mentor! “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington So we ask you, gentleman: are you ready to be a mentor for your daughter?  For girls  ...

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The Pillars of Girl Scouting: Beyond Cookies, Camp, and Crafts

Do you know the four pillars of Girl Scouting? Lots of people would answer that question with “I thought there were 3: cookies, camp, and crafts,” but Girl Scouts is so much more than that! Girl Scouts of the USA explains that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience has four key areas that form the foundation of our program and our organization. And don’t worry, alums, they’ve been a part of Girl Scouts since the beginning! Ready to see what they are? Let’s go!  ...

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Guest Editorial: Abby Sowinski, Why I Stay in Girl Scouts

Why am I a Girl Scout? Girl Scouts gives me so many opportunities that I cannot go anywhere else to get. I joined Girls Scouts as an eager 1st grade Daisy. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to attend camps, earn awards, and meet new friends. Camps help me gain a better understanding of the world around me. Service Awards, like the Silver Award, challenge me in different ways and help me to grow as a leader. My Girl Scout friends are many, as we are sisters in Girl Scouts. When I  ...

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Guest Editorial: Nora Honkomp, Why I Stay in Girl Scouts

  I joined my school’s Girl Scout troop in first grade and at the time, our meetings were filled with all twenty of my fellow troop mates running around and having a blast. Because of the large number of girls, we had a very enriching experience. We went on large camp outs. We took several meetings to finish badges. We went on monthly outings chaperoned by bunches of parents. However, our big, exciting troop slowly dwindled to a select few. By eighth grade, there were only four girls  ...

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