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.
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!
From her first badge earned on her Daisy smock or brownie vest to her final Gold Award presentation, all Girl Scouts share in the Essential Girl Scout Experience. Starting with sisterhood, supportive adults, and special experiences, the Girl Scout Playbook walks you through the six elements of being a Girl Scout:
Girl Scouts uniforms have come a long way since their original 1910s design, but they’ve always been a core part of the Girl Scout identity. Whether you are a veteran Girl Scout leader or a parent with your first Daisy, here’s a breakdown of the Girl Scout uniform essentials to help you gear up your girls.
Whether you’re on a troop camping trip in the woods or in the backyard with your girl, the outdoors is a great place for girls to develop their STEM skills. Here are 6 Brownie badges and awards that girls can earn as they explore nature.
From robots that vacuum your floor to those that can cook you dinner or perform surgery, robotics plays an important part in our lives. Learning how to program, design, and maybe even compete with a robot you’ve built may sound daunting to some, but Girl Scouts know that robotics success is within their reach!
Whether you’re gazing up at the twinkling stars from a blanket, peering at the rings of Saturn through a telescope, or marveling at images of distant galaxies taken by spacecraft, space sparks wonder and curiosity in everyone. Here are some tips on how to take advantage of our new Space Science badges!
Girls who attend Journey Weekends come away rich with experiences in learning, growth, and badge-earning. With this handy guide, plus support from your Service Unit Event Managers and volunteers, you can run a Journey Weekend that girls will remember for years to come.
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.
Cybersecurity, robotics, space science and beyond! In the past two years, GSUSA has released over 50 new STEM badges, and the Council STEM Staff is providing monthly STEM webinars to walk members through them!
Is your girl finding applying to college exciting, but intense? The College Knowledge badge tackles applying to college one step at a time, so your girl can start her next chapter with confidence. Divided into five easy steps, this badge walks girls through their options, the admissions process, financial planning, and study and health habits so they can succeed after they get in!
At Girl Scouts, we believe that art is for everyone, no matter your age, ability, or artistic sensibility, so roll up your sleeves and help your girls create something beautiful (and earn a badge or two, too)! From murals to watercolors, photography to jewelry making, these activities will take your girls on a colorful adventure through the Girl Scout Artist Legacy badges and beyond!