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Guest Editoral: Girl Scout Kelly Tracey

Did you know Girl Scouts can change your life? I started as a Daisy in Kindergarten and now I am a Cadette in eighth grade. That’s almost nine years in Girl Scouts—and I plan to be a Girl Scout for life! I do not regret a single second of my journey so far. Girl Scouts is not only about having fun—I’ve learned how to help others, become a better community volunteer, and gotten to work with other girls my age. I would not be where I am today without Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts is a big part of  ...

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Guest Editorial: Girl Scout Lily Collins

My name is Lily Collins and I have been in Girl Scouts for 10 years this year. I joined as soon as I was old enough. My mom had always wanted to lead her own troop if she ever had a daughter. Being in Girl Scouts has been an AMAZING experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have been to many different place because of Girl Scouts, one of my most recent expeditions was to London, England! It was SO amazing! Most people think that Girl Scout is just about cookies, crafts, and  ...

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Reasons to Build STEM Skills (Even When She’s Not Going into a STEM Career)

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) has been getting a lot of attention and a lot of press lately. And while STEM has always been a part of the Girl Scout movement, Girl Scouts of the USA recently released new STEM badges and unveiled STEM as one of the four pillars of Girl Scouts! Why? Because we want girls to be the innovators, creators, and change makers of our future and that includes STEM fields where women are traditionally under-represented. But what if your girl  ...

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Guest Editorial: Girl Scout Alex Stelter

My name is Alex Stelter. I am a senior in high school and a Girl Scout—since kindergarten. My Girl Scout experience has changed my life. Since joining the organization 13 years ago, I have had many adventures, including traveling around the United States and the world. I have also gone to camp, whitewater rafting, and participated in leadership conferences and the Girl Scout Cookie Program—Girl Scouts’ main fundraiser. As you can see, Girl Scouts is not just about camp and cookies! It is so  ...

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