By Meridith Orr, Program Executive Our Girl Scout Promise states that each girl will, on her honor, try “to serve God.” While we refrain from teaching specific religious or spiritual beliefs or practices, we believe that the motivating force in Girl Scouting is a spiritual one, and our organization supports girls from all backgrounds and … Continue reading Girl Scouting Keeps the Faith with Troops Sharing Their Stories!
By Meridith Orr, Program Executive Studies of women and girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and careers is making headlines. Recently a story on National Public Radio's Morning Edition explored how having so few women enrolled in STEM majors in college actually creates fewer opportunities for young women to feel confident … Continue reading Fostering the Next Generation of STEM Women through Girl Scouting
By Tara Rappleye, Program Director School’s out, but science class is still in! Keeping kids’ minds entertained and engaged in the summer can be tough. Especially on rainy days, there are only so many movies and board games to keep the mind stimulated. However, there’s a plethora of fun, STEM-based activities on the Internet. These … Continue reading Be a Home Scientist This Summer – Five Easy Experiments to Try
By Tara Rappleye, Program Director Did you know that Girl Scouts are twice as likely as non-Girl Scouts to say they take action to protect the environment? That’s 51 percent versus 23 percent in a national sampling of girls! And 49 percent say that a personal experience in nature has made them appreciate it more. … Continue reading When you’re a Girl Scout, it’s easy being GREEN!
By Tara Rappleye, Program Director A day of international friendship, February 22 is a special day for both Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. While providing an opportunity to connect with 10 million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in over 140 countries, World Thinking Day is the also the perfect time to learn about and celebrate … Continue reading World Thinking Day 2016 Inspires Girl Scouts to Connect Around the World
By Eileen Miller, Program Director When a girl decides to #GoGold and earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, you can see the spark of change ignite within her. She’s ready to make an impact, big and small, and is dedicated to creating a sustainable project within her community. Since council unification in 2007, Girl Scouts … Continue reading Tips for Going Gold: Working with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee