Every G.I.R.L. has big dreams for their future - this may include going to college and earning a degree. Unfortunately, college can seem out of sight of the realm of possibility for young women who are looking at all the tuition, fees, and cost of supplies that goes along with it. A degree is a … Continue reading How Girl Scouts are Making Dreams a Reality
I joined Jane Barringer’s Girl Scout troop in Sanford, NC when I was in the 8th grade and stayed until I graduated high school. My troop leader, “Ms. B” as she is affectionately called, encouraged me to seize every opportunity and even travel the world! Ms. B has given over 50 years of service to … Continue reading Once a “Ms. B’s” girl always a “Ms. B’s” girl
Girl Scout Zara shares with us her "Going Go" story. Did you know that forty percent of food produced in America is wasted? When I first discovered this statistic, I was appalled, but then I became inspired to pursue a solution to reduce food waste in my community. With mass amounts of food wasted in … Continue reading Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Zara)
Girl Scout Kathryn shares how her Girl Scout Gold Award project is leaving a lasting impact in her local community and the world. I have been a Girl Scout since I was a Daisy and I am writing today as someone in whom Girl Scouts has built courage, character and confidence through her involvement. My involvement empowered … Continue reading Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Kathryn)
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
By Eileen Miller, Program Director This year marks the 100th anniverary of the Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn. While it has gone through numerous changes over the years (Golden Eaglet of Merit, Golden Eaglet, First Class, Curved Bar, Gold Bar and Gold Award), the meaning of this … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Girl Scout Gold Award!