By: Gold Award Recipients Mental health has become a common topic among young and old, alike. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), around 7.4% of children aged 3-17 have diagnosed behavior problems and similarly, the rates are increasing for anxiety and depression diagnosis. Gold Award Girl Scouts have identified these issues in their… Continue reading International Mental Health Day: Gold Awards teaching coping mechanisms
By: Sarah, Girl Scout Everyone was “wowed!” when I told them I was going to camp and hike for two weeks in California’s Yosemite, Sequoia, King Canyon, and Joshua Tree with Girl Scouts this summer. However, saying it out loud didn’t really prepare me for the adventure ahead of me. I knew I liked camping… Continue reading My Adventure in California National Parks: West Coast High Adventure Trip
Girl Scouting is powerful. It’s even more powerful when the family plays a role in a girl’s Girl Scouting experience. Family engagement can take on many forms like participating in meetings or signing up for additional volunteer responsibilities with your girl’s troop. However, it could also mean simply gaining an understanding of what the troop… Continue reading On my honor, I will … be part of her Girl Scout adventure!
By: Campbell Collins, Girl Scout Senior It's about to be election season. And, especially because 2020 is the year of a presidential election, that means lots and lots of debates. With so many opinions and controversies, it can be tough to separate the good ideas and sound arguments from the verbose speeches and fast-paced sound… Continue reading Finding Fallacies
If you are feeling a little nervous about leading troop meetings and experiences with your girls – that’s ok! Working directly with girls can be challenging at times but it is always rewarding and can be a lot of fun. As a Girl Scout Troop Leader, you are encouraged to listen to the girls with… Continue reading Six Steps to a Fabulous First Troop Meeting
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors earned their Open Water Diver Certification at Camp Mermaid this summer. They spent half of each day not only learning how to breath on SCUBA underwater, but also problem-solve and practice skills needed to become a Professional Association Diving Instructor (PADI) certified SCUBA diver. After the girls completed a… Continue reading Girls Become Underwater Explorers at Camp Mermaid
By: Randi Havlak, Membership Development Executive for San Angelo The start of the school year is a busy time for troop leaders. Before you hold your first troop meeting with girls, consider the support and resources you’ll need throughout the year. Parents, friends, family, and other members of the community can provide time, experience, and… Continue reading On my honor, I will … not do this alone!