The Golden Girls of Troop 520
Blog 21 Jun 2016 | 1:42 pm
Troop 520 of Girl Scouts of Nassau CountyMeet the “Golden Girls” of Girl Scout Troop 520 of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Not only have most of the girls been together since Daisies, but 10 of the 11 girls have earned the Gold Award—and the 11th is currently waiting for final approval on her completed project. Check out their inspiring projects to see how these Girl Scouts are working to make the world a better place.Julie Alonso is 18 years old and has been in Troop 520 since kindergarten. In addition to Girl Scouts, she is involved in the Junior Coalition...
Happy Father's Day!
Blog 19 Jun 2016 | 8:00 am
A Father’s Day Message from Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D., Chief Girl & Parent ExpertThis Sunday, we take a moment to honor and celebrate the fathers and father figures who, through their dedication, unconditional love and boundless support, have touched our lives in immeasurable ways. So, with sincere respect and admiration, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all fathers, especially those within our Movement, a Happy Father’s Day!While this holiday often does not garner the fanfare it so rightly deserves, we must never underestimate just how influential fathers are in the lives of girls. We know from our...
Hear It from a Girl Scout: Engineers Without Borders
Blog 19 Jun 2016 | 5:00 am
Sarah Hartman and Jessica Fedetz of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay not only earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, but are now turning the passions they developed in Girl Scouting into rewarding engineering careers. Check out their stories and their advice to other Girl Scouts going for gold! Girl Scout Engineers from Gina Dzielak on Vimeo.What do you love about Girl Scouts?Sarah Hartman (SH): Since graduating from high school and moving to university, I have reflected on my 12 years in Girl Scouts many times. It was not until I was no longer attending weekly meetings that I realized...
Girl Scouts Celebrate Golden Centennial on Capitol Hill
Blog 18 Jun 2016 | 4:00 am
Celebrating 100 Years of Girls Changing the World Girl Scouts from throughout the United States took to Capitol Hill earlier this week to join GSUSA leadership, members of Girl Scouts’ Honorary Troop Capitol Hill, and more than 200 leaders from government, the military, and academia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts’ highest award and to recognize the amazing girls and women who have earned it over the past century.The Girl Scout Gold Award is a symbol of excellence and ingenuity and a testament to what girls can achieve—to their vision and fortitude, leadership and dedication. This centennial was a...
Meet Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
Blog 17 Jun 2016 | 11:39 am
"Who am I? I am Sylvia Acevedo-a lifelong Girl Scout who 'bleeds green.'"A proud Girl Scout, engineer and rocket scientist, and passionate advocate for both girls and Girl Scouts, Sylvia Acevedo credits her Girl Scout experience with propelling her to success in the corporate and philanthropic sectors. Acevedo grew up near Las Cruces, New Mexico. When she joined a Brownie troop there, she knew she had found her home. That troop ultimately expanded not only her future, but also that of her family-for one, Acevedo's mother got to practice her English with the troop leaders, who helped her pass her...
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