This fall, Girl Scouts will host its 53rd national convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! This exciting event will reunite alumnae and invigorate a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme, “Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World.” A cadre of speakers and entertainers—news makers, leaders, policy makers, and celebrities from across the… read more
Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 7th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, these diverse partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types… read more
According to a new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), More Than S’mores (2014), girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. Girls who regularly spend time outdoors eclipse their peers who spend less time outdoors in environmental stewardship, more readily seek challenges, and are better problem solvers—all important traits in twenty-first century leadership. Outdoor experiences… read more
Eleven-year-old Mahlia Schneck from Girl Scouts of Connecticut, a double amputee and all-around science guru, wins “Reach for the Stars” national rocket competition, proving that even the sky is no longer a limit for Girl Scouts Mahlia will tell you herself: her favorite school subject is science. “We just finished up a section on phases of the moon… read more
Girls 14-17 are invited to apply to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute at the 2014 National Convention. What is the Girl Scout Leadership Institute? The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is where a lot of the magic of convention happens! It is a triennial conference that provides girls 14 and older with three days… read more
Spring is a great time to explore the resources available through Girl Scouts’ partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF). You can spring into healthy habits by taking a quick visit to TogetherCounts.com, the hub of “Energy Balance” tools and resources from the HWCF. On this site, you can access the Healthy Habits booklets we’ve introduced that complement three Journeys: one each for… read more
When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can… read more
Dateline Girl Scout Cookie Central… New Resource for Cookie Program 2014 is now available. Find helpful information, 5 Skills for Girls resources and tips & tools for parents and volunteers. You won’t want to do another cookie booth without it! Check out this great resource for the Girl Scout Cookie Program 2014.
The American University of Rome recently hosted more than 80 volunteers and staff from USA Girl Scouts Overseas across Europe and the Middle East for a Global Learning Conference. Read more from AUR here.
Girls, did you get your Girl Scout Gold Award this year? Will you have it completed by 1 March 2014? If so, this is for YOU: The 2014 National Young Women of Distinction applications are now available HERE! The “National Young Woman of Distinction” is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of… read more