We love sleepovers! Staying up late, doing silly things, telling stories, eating junk food… it’s always so much fun! A few weeks ago we held a special sleepover as part of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program at Mission Creek Correction Center for Women. Read more
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Did you know Girl Scouts and robots go hand-in-hand? Gardening, picking up trash, and delivering pills are just a few tasks Girl Scout-engineered robots conquered during this year’s First LEGO League (FLL) competition. We provide girls the opportunity to experiment with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) so they can learn about these fields and feel confident they can pursue them in the future. What better way for girls to learn about STEM than by conceptualizing, creating and competing with their very own robots? Read more
This year’s Gold Award Ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion was an inspirational gathering of girls from diverse communities around the state (and one Idahoan!). Read more
We’re proud of our partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) and often collaborates in workshops where girls get to work directly with ARC volunteers. This spring, Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 participated in a workshop called It’s Your World – Change It: Exploring International Humanitarian Law at the DuPont Girl Scout Center. The workshop was held on April 21 and focused on international humanitarian law and principles, and their relevance to our daily lives. Read more
For a lot of girls, it’s kind of a drag to eat lunch with your dad. Especially when you could be outside playing, hanging out with friends or listening to music in your room. You know dad is around if you need him, so when would the simple act of eating a sandwich with him ever be something to celebrate?
For girls with fathers in prison, just being able to smile at your dad is something to celebrate.
It is, however, something most girls with incarcerated fathers don’t have the luxury of experiencing on a regular basis. Read more