How will you CONNECT this World Thinking Day?
Blog 8 Feb 2016 | 3:00 am
One of our favorite days of the year, World Thinking Day, is coming up fast on February 22, and we’re soooo excited! Every year (since 1926!) we use this day to rally our global sisterhood and support girls as they travel internationally, connect with sister Girl Guides, and take action on global issues to make the world a better place like only Girl Scouts can.This is a day to give thanks for the inspiring international friendships that we as Girl Scouts are a part of, and to celebrate the many ways these friendships enrich our lives, expand our worldviews, and...
Have you Observed Daisy?
Blog 5 Feb 2016 | 5:57 pm
Guest Post from Lisa Junkin Lopez, Executive Director, Juliette Gordon Low BirthplaceHave you ever looked closely at an image of someone? I mean really, really studied it? The staff and I at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah have spent the last month doing just that—examining portraits of Juliette Gordon Low, or “Daisy” as her family nicknamed her, as keys to unlock the story of her life.In a nutshell, here’s what we learned: our founder was a complex woman. The three paintings of Daisy in our collection use visual cues to describe her in varying, sometimes contradictory ways. In...
We Tallied the Votes and the Results Are in!
Blog 4 Feb 2016 | 12:40 pm
We’re excited to announce the winners of the Girls’ Choice Art in the Outdoors badge design poll! Girls were given the choice of two badge designs for their Girl Scout level, and asked to pick their favorite. More than 12,500 girl votes were cast—and the winning badge designs are here. Did your favorite come out on top?Now’s the time to start taking notice of that crisp blue sky or the abstract sculptures in your local park, and get ready to create some amazing art in the outdoors. Badge requirements will be available for download May 30, 2016, and in council...
5 Athlete Badges That Change Girls’ Lives
Blog 3 Feb 2016 | 10:50 am
Did you know there are five Legacy Athletic badges? As girls move through Girl Scouting, they can progress up the ladder and build their skills. Girls learn how to be valuable member of a team by becoming familiar with the rules of the game and how to play so that everyone feels included. The take away is that girls learn what it takes to be apart of a team and support others on and off the field.GirlSports utilizes the Athlete Badge program to connect girls to health, leadership, learning, and teamwork through sports. While having fun, staying active and leading...
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