How to Plan an Older Girl Camping Trip

Camping with older girls is a whole new experience. They’re more independent, and capable of handling much of the trip planning and set up. But they also have different needs, interests, and goals than they did when they camped as younger Girl Scouts. Check out these tips for a successful older girl camping trip.

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5 Tips to Get Your Troop’s Story Covered in the Local Media

Members and volunteers know that Girl Scouts is more about STEM and service, or camping and community than cookies and crafts (although we do that too), but how do we refute this myth in our communities? By sharing what you and your girls are doing all year with local media! But you don’t need to have a public relations background to help your troops shine—here are 5 tips to get you started.

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How Girl Scout STEM Programs Benefit Girls

Girl Scouts has released tons of new badges, Journeys, and programs to help girls explore science, math, technology, and engineering. Our goal is simple: to let girls know that STEM is for them. We’ll decode the 4 STEM Outcomes and see how leaders and volunteers can encourage girls to explore and thrive in STEM.

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4 Topics to Cover During Your First Parent Troop Meeting

It’s back-to-troop season and time to plan your first parent meeting. Having strong communication with parents and girls about meeting expectations, yearly planning, and volunteer commitments is crucial to a well-functioning troop, so here are 4 topics to cover to keep you and your parents on the same page.

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How Camp Changed Our Lives: 8 Girl Scout Alums on the Magic of Camp

We can’t say it enough: Girl Scout camp is a transformative experience. Every summer, under the clear California skies, girls of all ages make new friends, push their limits, and learn to love the person that they are. We reached out to our camp alums to find out what camp meant to them and received an outpouring of love and beautiful camp stories. Here’s what they had to say.

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