Archive for Girl Stories

Spreading Humanitarianism Through Girl Scouts

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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

Daughters With Dads In Prison Connect Through Girl Scouts

GSBB2For 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

A Brand New Girl Scout Song!

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Have you dreamed about being a successful singer? How about a music video director? Many girls (and boys!) dream about being a star, but don’t know what it means to have a job in the music business. Troop #48544 from Tacoma recently talked about career exploration, and how you choose a career. Read more

Taking Action in Washington D.C.

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Ever wondered how Girl Scout troops figure out how to combine a trip with a service project? Last summer Troop #52148 from Everett traveled to Washington D.C. to learn more about our nation’s capital and to volunteer at the National Congressional Cemetery, as well as making and handing out “Homeless Helpers” (kits that contain instant noodle soup and oatmeal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, granola bars and a pair of socks). Read more

Girl Scout Uses Jump Roping To Teach Children In Africa

natalie1The first remarkable thing you need to know about Natalie Ramsey is that she is committed. She’s committed to her school, her family, athletics and her community.

The second thing you need to know is she’s busy. If she’s not off at a soccer game or track meet, she’s doing something with her church youth group, tutoring someone in math or is involved in official National Honor Society business.

The third thing is that, no matter how busy she may be, Natalie is, and always has been, a true Girl Scout. Read more

An Encamporee Adventure!

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Have you ever heard of an encamporee? They’re a way for girls in troops to get to camp year-round! You might have heard about, or even have gone to one of our day camps or one of our summer camps, but our camp locations are actually used all year. Encamporees are organized by our wonderful volunteers, who are in charge of our Service Units. (Service Units, or SUs, are made up of many troops from a single area.) When a SU wants to organize an encamporee, they get all of the troops who want to go, and they decide on a one-day or one-weekend time that will work. Read more