No matter where you stand politically, in order to be an active engaged citizen, it’s important to understand the basics of government. According to the Nation’s Report Card , only 24 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in civics , and, per the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only two in five American adults can name all three branches of government.
Whoever we are, wherever we’re from, each of us has our own associations with the Moon, Sun, and stars. Observing the universe around us and making meaning from what we see are a part of being human!
As you’re gearing up for your cookie sale, check out these 14 awards that seamlessly integrate into the Girl Scout Cookie Program and will help your girls kick-off their cookie biz with ease!
Furred or feathered, small or large, animals make our lives a little more bearable. Here are 30+ activities to help your Girl Scout earn her animal-related badges!
Girl Scout Suhani started her Gold Award, 1000 Bits of Hope, to help bridge the gender gap in computer science. Here are her best tips in starting your own successful Gold Award!
Wondering why cybersecurity is such an important subject for girls to learn, or feeling nervous about leading the charge on a subject you might not know too much about? In the November STEM webinar, Muoi Tran Landivar, Security Awareness and Education Lead at Palo Alto Networks spoke about the new badges, and why they are so valuable to Girl Scouts and parents alike.
Recognition awards are a great way to recognize adult volunteers in a formal way. With 15 different national and council awards to choose from, you can nominate any of your fellow volunteers for their unparalleled commitment and exceptional service.
Girl Scout Ambassador Arpitha saw first-hand how visual impairment can make even basic tasks impossible for people around the world. With the help of her robotics training in Girl Scouts, her Gold Award project is changing people’s lives for the better.
Earning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, is a remarkable accomplishment for any Girl Scout. But, does your older girl troop know about all the other Older Girl Leadership Opportunities and Awards available as they progress on their individual paths through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience?
From gazing up at the stars to watching a video on the latest NASA mission, it’s no surprise many older girls are curious about our universe and want to better understand the how and why of our planet and beyond. Luckily there are tons of opportunities for older girls to learn about space science with Girl Scouts!
Whether your troop keeps up with every newly-discovered exoplanet, or just likes to imagine alien civilizations, there are so many ways to connect with your inner astronaut, from the five new Girl Scout astronomy badges to STEM interest groups and more.
Like the game Telephone, with each retelling, little facts about the Gold Award and how you earn one get confused and changed into something different. But there’s no reason to be intimidated by Girl Scouts’ highest award! It’s time for some myth-busting—here are eight things you may not know about the Gold Award: