Silver Award Spotlight: Bridging the Civics Gap with Civics Pro

Silver Award Spotlight: Bridging the Civics Gap with Civics Pro

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.

How to Spot the Difference: Community Service Projects vs. Take Action Projects

How to Spot the Difference: Community Service Projects vs. Take Action Projects

In Girl Scouts, our girls do a lot of projects that help our local communities and make the world a better place, but some awards require them to go a step further and Take Action. In this blog post, Courtney breaks down both community service projects and Take Action projects, so you and your girls can better understand the difference between the two.

How to Choose a Girl Scout Gold Award Project

How to Choose a Girl Scout Gold Award Project

So you’re ready to start your Gold Award project plan—now what? More than a community service project, the Gold Award is based around a well-researched and sustainable Take Action Project. You’ll be taking an issue you’re passionate about and making a big difference on a local, national, or even global scale, and you’re in charge every step of the way. Where do you even begin?

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