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A Day in the Life of a Fisheries Biologist

Girl Scouting often involves taking on a new world of discovery with each new badge, patch and event that girls come across. This summer, girls got to try something they’ve never done before: dive deep into the fishery industry and became fisheries biologists for day! The first ever “A Day in the Life of a…

Girl Scout Daisy Cookie Sale Resources

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It's that time of year...Girl Scout cookie season!

If you decided to take the plunge and sell cookies with your troop, here are some blog posts from the past to help you get your bearings.

One thing that girls love is to receive recognition for their accomplishments (and come to think of it, don't we all love to be recognized for a job well done?)

Girl Scout Daisy Cookie Sale Resources

In my Teachers Pay Teachers shop, I have a Girl Scout Daisy Certificate and Cookie Box Label product.  

The 9 items included in this resource are:

  • First Cookie Booth certificate
  • Daisy Specific Congratulations certificate
  • Hard Work certificate
  • Enthusiastic Helper certificate
  • First Cookie Booth certificate
  • Certificate of Appreciation for the girls' help
  • Certificate of Thanks for Cookie Mom
  • Certificate of Thanks for Cookie Dad
  • Set of 8 Daisy "Thank You" labels girls can cut and paste to their cookie boxes

Every girl is going to contribute in one way or another. Some may have a lot of parental support while others will have none. Girls who help at meetings can also be recognized for their efforts.

These certificates can be given at your troop cookie selling celebration. They are perfect for Girl Scout scrapbooks!

What are your cookie goals for the year?

Girl Scout History Project Ranked among Best Scout Blogs

I am honored to again have the Girl Scout History Project named one of the 35 Best Scouting Blogs and Websites by FeedSpot. The full list is available here. via GIPHY FeedSpot reviewed thousands of blogs on the web, and selected this elite group based on traffic, social media followers, domain authority, and freshness. Of … Continue reading Girl Scout History Project Ranked among Best Scout Blogs

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Girl Scout Daisy Certificates for Troops Who Are Not Bridging

 

In a few short weeks, it will be the end of scouting season for many Girl Scout Daisy leaders. For those who are completing year one, here is a first year Daisy certificate that you can hand out at your end of the year celebration.


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Congratulations on completing your first year as a Daisy leader! And what a time to start your leadership role-during a world-wide pandemic!

You made it and so did your troop. While some of you are deciding to meet over the summer, I chose not to do that. I carried the load by myself all year, and my teacher brain and school calendar dictated that summer time is my time to rejuvenate. The only time my troop ever met in the summer was when they were Girl Scout Seniors who needed to complete a journey.

First Year Girl Scout Daisy Certificate



This is a non-bridging year for your troop. If you are planning a last Court of Awards or a simple fun last meeting of the year (that is what I did-a field trip or an easy craft and food), you can give your girls a certificate that shows they complete their first year of Girl Scout Daisies.

The certificate can be put in their Girl Scout scrapbook or hung in their room.

I created a simple and inexpensive First Year Daisy Certificate on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Please be sure to check it out and rate it. You get points that convert into cash when you buy products and rate them.

Are you having an end of the year celebration?

Wearing Pearls for Founder’s Day

Juliette Gordon Low was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts today honor her by wearing pearls on Halloween. Why Pearls? William Mackay Low presented his bride, known to all as Daisy, with a magnificent set of matched natural pearls for their wedding on December 21, 1886. It was an extravagant gift … Continue reading Wearing Pearls for Founder’s Day

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Empowering the Next Generation of Women Builders


It’s no secret that the construction industry has historically been dominated by men. But that’s starting to change. As girls see more women breaking into and leading in the skilled trades, they can see themselves in these essential careers. Empowering girls to go for what they feel passionate about, but perhaps have previously been deterred from due to societal norms, is critical to leveling the playing field. And to really hit the nail on the head, we must create more opportunities for girls to learn about the wide array of possibilities for their futures—and the skills, education, and training they’ll need to get there.

Let’s look at some concrete (😉) evidence that points to the industry’s current lack of opportunity for girls and women:
  • FACT: Only 11% of construction workers and 27% of architecture and engineering professionals are women, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, while just 9% of National Association of Home Builders members are women.
  • FACT: According to a 2021 report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “A majority (62%) of contractors report high difficulty finding skilled workers, up from 55% who said the same last quarter (and up 20 points year-over-year).”
Girl Scouts and The Home Depot Foundation are on a mission to fill the skilled labor gap and diversify the workforce. Best place to start? You guessed it—by creating, strengthening, and amplifying opportunities for girls in the construction industry! Our friends at The Home Depot Foundation hosted pilot workshops in three markets for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador-level Girl Scouts in 8th to 12th grade, providing introductory trades training experience and career education to participants. Girl Scouts built ADA-compliant picnic tables from scratch under the watchful eye of women industry professionals who served as inspiring role models. Check out their tool-riffic progress in a photo recap below:

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto


First things first—let’s get the measurements right.


And definitely leave a mark!

Girl Scouts of Colorado


#SquadGoals


Getting help from women industry leaders is the best!

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta


Tools, camera, action!

Finished product looks great.

Gold Award Girl Scout Alexis Bartley beautifully summarized the initiative: “Programs such as Girl Scouts and Path to Pro provide a gateway for women in construction by recognizing our role not through stereotypes but through the lens of raw ability.”

But wait, there’s more! The Home Depot Foundation is also offering scholarship opportunities to high school seniors (you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to qualify) as part of its recently announced Path to Pro scholarship program, which grants financial assistance to eligible candidates for trade colleges or postsecondary programs. Scholarship recipients are selected quarterly (i.e., June 30, September 30, December 30, and March 31), so there’s plenty of time to submit your application.

WHM: Doses of Inspiration from Five Famous Girl Scout Alums!



Celebrate Women's History Month with a dose of inspiration from these famous Girl Scouts!


Let’s start off with a simple statement—Women’s History Month is EVERY month! Every minute of the day there is a woman out there breaking the glass ceiling, empowering others, and making the world a better place. Did you know some of those women are Girl Scout sisters? To wrap up the official Women’s History Month, we have gathered some inspiring words of wisdom from famous, trailblazing women who also happen to be Girl Scout alums.

 





Famous or not, Women are POWER. Now go out there, dream big, and make things happen! You’ve got this. Which of the quotes inspires you most? Take to social media and let us know. Make sure to tag us @girlscouts and use #GirlScoutsRock.

Ten NEW Ways to Give Girl Scout Style This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping stressing you out? No worries! We've made a list (and checked it twice) that’s full of Girl Scout style and adventure-ready gear. Introducing the 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, including nearly 200 exciting new items and fan favorites that are sure to delight every Girl Scout, leader, volunteer, and cookie fan!

As you explore the guide, you can sort by budget to find the perfect present. With so many gifts to choose from, here are our top picks for NEW items this year.

For the Camper

Get ready for that warm, toasty campfire feeling you get when you give the perfect gift. These items are sweeter than s’mores. (And much less sticky!)

Going hands-free from the mess hall to the cabins has never looked this cute! Made of recycled polyester, the new camp patches belt bag is perfect for holding essentials without holding her back.

Since being “always prepared” is kind of our thing, we are 100% here for the new Trefoil paracord bracelet which can be taken apart and used in the great outdoors for packing, fishing, and more.

For the Cookie Boss

We’re loving neon colors for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season because the future is looking BRIGHT! From the new Cookie Boss lanyard that lets everyone know she's taking care of cookie business to the on-trend clear cookie backpack, these gifts are ready to rally...Raspberry Rally™, that is!



Be sure to stay updated on all things Girl Scout Cookie before the season begins and the new Raspberry Rally cookie makes its exciting debut.

Help your Girl Scout crush her cookie goals one step at a time with Western Chief Girl Scout rain boots. From booth sales to personal deliveries, these styles are available now in women's and girls’ sizes.


For the Fashionista

During our 110-year history, Girl Scout fashions have changed throughout the decades but making the world a better place never goes out of style. New this season, the Trefoil trio hair clip and coil hair tie are perfect stocking stuffers that add a touch of iconic Girl Scout fashion to any look from the new uniform and official apparel line.

Cozy and coordinated outfits for Girl Scouts and volunteers? Immediately, yes! This cuddly new Trefoil zip-up fleece feels like wearing a hug all day and is available in girls’ and women’s sizes.

For Leaders and Volunteers

From meetings and ceremonies to exciting troop adventures, the volunteers who lead the way are a true gift to all of us. Be sure to celebrate their planning, effort, and care with something special this season!

The legacy vegan leather carry-all says “you’re part of history in the making and it shows” in a big way and coordinates brilliantly with the mix-and-match pieces of the new adult official apparel line just launched this fall.

With plenty of room for big plans to make the world a better place, this tote pairs perfectly with the new denim jacket and three-quarter sleeve dress.



Looking for more gift ideas? Be sure to check out the full 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, including active promotions and deals for the season. Pro shopping tip: Be sure to order early for stress-free shipping and delivery. Happy shopping!








Put Your Paws Up for Girl Scouts Helping Canine Companions in Their Communities



We’re celebrating International Dog Day with endless puppy love from Girl Scouts across the country. These paw-some Highest Award projects are too doggone good not to share!

 Baking the world a better place! Girl Scout Juniors Izzy, Ella, and Mia made and sold homemade dog treats and collected donations for a local animal shelter for their Bronze Award project.

                             

Girl Scout Lily treated her local animal shelter to a dog treat dispenser for her Bronze Award project, including removable containers for cleaning and a planter base with dog-safe flowers.



Troop 21 from North Carolina “nose” what makes dogs happy! For their Bronze Award project, the Girl Scouts built a “scent garden,” which included lemongrass, rosemary, and more for local shelter dogs to enjoy.
 
Inspired by her dog, Cash, Girl Scout Paige created a fun run fundraiser for the rescue where she adopted him for her Silver Award project. She collected enough donations to create 50 adoption bags of supplies to accompany rescue dogs to their fur-ever homes.

Ensuring that Girl Scouts and their dogs are prepared for anything, Chloe worked with her troop to pass state legislation to add pet supplies to the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday for her Silver Award.


For her Gold Award project, Marley created educational resources to improve service dog awareness in her community. Her informational sessions provided tips on how to behave around service dogs to make sure they can do their important jobs.

Pet projects aren’t just limited to Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Brownies can join in the fur-filled fun with NEW activities added to the updated Brownie Pets Badge—available now.