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Going Green Checklist October 21, 2008

Filed under: Going Green — lilikaofthelake @ 10:11 am

The change of season is a great time for the girls to get involved in “Greening” their homes and environment. Here is my favorite 101 list Martha’s Green List starter pdf . Can you think of other ways you can help the planet and our families to go Green?

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Welcome to Girl Scouts! October 8, 2008

Filed under: Girl Scouting — lilikaofthelake @ 3:37 pm
                        
The Girl Scout Experience
 
   

In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts of the USA in Savannah, Georgia. She said, “I have something for the girls of Savannah, all America, and all the world, and we are going to start it tonight.” With eighteen girls, the very first Girl Scout troop was formed.

Today, Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, Girl Scouts cultivate their full individual potential. The qualities they develop in Girl Scouting – leadership, values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth ó serve them all their lives.

 

Nationally, there are nearly 3.8 million girl and adult members of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Globally, through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a worldwide family of 8.5 million girls and adults in 144 countries.

The mission of Girl Scouts of the USA is Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To honor this commitment to girls, Girl Scouts is moving forward with a strengthened leadership experience, referred to as the Girl Scout Leadership Development Program.

 

Discover, Connect, and Take Action are the three Girl Scout keys to leadership based on the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

 

When activities are girl-led and involve hands-on and cooperative learning, girls achieve the desired and expected leadership skills that are the core of the Girl Scout experience.

 

Adult-girl partnerships are essential to the program success. Volunteers bring expertise, commitment, interests, and life experiences essential to shaping fun and enriching leadership experiences for girls.

 

Girls of all ages may choose to participate in Girl Scouting in a variety of ways – troops, groups, or individually. Some may join for a day event with a friend, a several weeks themed-program or interest group, or an entire year of fun, friendship, learning, and leadership!

 

Uniforms

Filed under: Brownie Uniforms,Daisy Uniforms — lilikaofthelake @ 11:21 am

Girl Scout Uniforms
Girl Scouts may choose to wear uniforms at meetings or Girl Scout events to:

  • make them easily identifiable to each other and to the public
  • foster a feeling of unity among members, and
  • reinforce the sense of belonging to the Girl Scout Movement.

A Girl Scout is proud to wear her uniform because it symbolizes the high ideals for which Girl Scouting stands.

As of October 2008, an official sash or vest worn with a white shirt and khaki pants is required when girls participate in ceremonies or officially represent the Girl Scout movement in any capacity.

Each age level has a different uniform:

Daisy Girl Scouts (ages 5-6) can wear a tunic over their clothes and place their Membership Pin, Learning Petals, and participation patches on them.

Brownie Girl Scouts (ages 6-8) can wear a uniform with either a sash or vest to display their Try-Its and other insignia. Other options include the new Hooded Sweatshirt and Pull-on Pants, introduced in 2004, or various shorts, leggings, skorts, pullover jumpers, turtlenecks, and T-shirts.

 I loved the uniform when I was a kid. Dressing up is part of the fun!

There are several options where to purchase GS uniforms and gear, On-line or at the Girl Scout office New Berlin resource center.

 

Brownie Sash and Vest info October 7, 2008

Filed under: Brownie Uniforms — lilikaofthelake @ 8:45 pm