From an Eight-Pointed Star to the G.I.R.L. Agenda: Citizenship in Girl Scouting

Meridith Orr, Program Executive “Name five things on which the comfort and welfare of your family depend, which are controlled by your Government.” – Scouting for Girls Proficiency test question for Citizen Merit Badge, 1927 “Girl Scouts is not an organization.  Girl Scouts is a Movement,” I was reminded by a volunteer who had been … Continue reading From an Eight-Pointed Star to the G.I.R.L. Agenda: Citizenship in Girl Scouting

STEM Badges in Girl Scouting: Then and Now

“Doing, not talking or writing is the principle of the Girl Scouts.”- Scouting for Girls, 1927 Girl Scouting and science go back a long way to the earliest days of our Movement. Proficiency tests and special medals in science included Bee-Keeper, Electrician, Rock Tapper and Star Gazer. The handbook gave local councils the ability to … Continue reading STEM Badges in Girl Scouting: Then and Now

Getting Outside This Winter

While most people are staying indoors this winter – we know our Girl Scouts want to get outside and explore what the nature around them has to offer. Girl are natural born adventure seekers and with over 100 years of experience in the outdoors, Girl Scouts provides excellent ways for girls to explore their leadership, … Continue reading Getting Outside This Winter

Gadget Girls Put the “Go-Getter” in G.I.R.L. Robotics!

By Meridith Orr, Program Executive Whether it’s trekking across the globe or enjoying the outdoor life by the camp fire, Girl Scouts provides unique troop experiences that help girls explore their interests in a safe space.  These specialty troop experiences include delving into the world of science and technology.  Here at Girl Scouts – North … Continue reading Gadget Girls Put the “Go-Getter” in G.I.R.L. Robotics!

Donor Spotlight: United Way of Wayne County

For girls in Wayne County, the Community Troop experience is vital, providing supportive opportunities, positive adult role models and enrichment experiences that girls may not have access to at home, in their normal classroom environment or in their community. United Way of Wayne County has been providing critical support to these Community Troops for the … Continue reading Donor Spotlight: United Way of Wayne County