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Cookies, campfires, and bracelets are all part of the journey, but changing the world? That’s the real destination! One adventure at a time, Girl Scouts learn, grow, and do amazing things. Unleash your inner leader.

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Introduce girls to awesome new experiences that change their perspectives and broaden their worlds. Be a mentor, a guiding star, a friend. Show them all that they’re capable of, and unleash your inner leader in the process.

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Take the Cookie Season Stand!

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As cookie season is upon us, we want to take this time to embrace the Stand Beside Her messaging more than ever! With the competition and comparison that affects all girls and women throughout the year, cookie season can bring that to the forefront for Girl Scouts. At the troop level, when we teach our girls to Stand Beside Her, success and the rewarding feeling of working together is endless.
By supporting our Girl Scout sisters, we build confidence in all girls. It can be so easy to feel inadequate when we compare ourselves to others’ success. By showing girls to celebrate the success of others, they will learn that when one girl achieves, we all achieve!
As the Cookie Program provides many practical lessons for young girls on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and more, join us in teaching one more life lesson – to Stand Beside Her. While girls everywhere are making cookie goals, ask your girls how they can support and stand beside girls in both their troop and everywhere they may encounter other Girl Scouts.

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ASTRONOMY TRAINING AT NASA’S GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER JUNE 24–29, APPLY BY MARCH 1

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Astronomy training at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center returns for 2018! Again thanks to our Reaching for the Stars grant from NASA and in partnership with the SETI Institute, teams from ten councils—made up of two high school Girl Scouts, one Girl Scout volunteer, and one amateur astronomer each—will take part in an intensive weeklong space science training session June 24–29 at NASA’s premier research facility in Greenbelt, Maryland. Participants will learn how to start their own astronomy club back home and have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect directly with NASA scientists.

Click to continue to the application process, submit to council by March 1, 2018

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The Girl Scout Impact Study (2017)

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This summary of findings, which draws on data from a nationally representative sample of Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts aged 5-18, shows that Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to develop strong leadership outcomes, have adults in their lives who help them think about their future and pursue goals, and participate in activities that shape their character and open up new worlds to them.

Girl Scouts also helps girls do well in the classroom and beyond! Compared to their non-Girl Scouts peers, Girl Scouts earn better grades, have higher academic aspirations, and desire a career in STEM, business, or law; industries in which women are underrepresented. The Girl Scout Impact Report provides compelling evidence that Girl Scouts has a strong, positive impact on girls, helping them develop into citizens who are responsible, caring and engaged – and prepared for a lifetime of leadership. 

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