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Get Involved With Girl Scouts

There's much more to being a Girl Scout than selling cookies. They get to have fun (think girl power sort of fun) while learning how to be confident and successful in the real world. Check out what Girl Scouts are all about!

Girl Scouts - Today's Girls, Tomorrow's Leaders

Girl Scouts was founded by an American woman named Juliette Gordon Low. She wanted to help young girls turn into strong, successful leaders, so she gathered 18 girls together to form the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912. She emphasized the importance of community service and outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and playing sports. Learning practical skills is also an important part of Girl Scouts. When you complete a task, like planting a garden, building a bird house, or giving first aid to an injured person, you receive a badge that you sew onto your uniform.

Girl Scouts - Movin' On Up

The four levels of Girl Scouts are based on your age. To move up to the next level, girls participate in a ceremony called bridging, where they walk across a symbolic bridge to their new troop and greet them with a Girl Scout handshake.
  • Daisy Girl Scouts - Named after Juliette Gordon Low's nickname, Daisy, the first level of Girl Scouting is for five to six year olds. They wear light blue uniforms.
  • Brownie Girl Scouts - Brownies are for six to eight year olds and they wear brown uniforms (of course!).
  • Junior Girl Scouts - Juniors are for eight to 11 year olds and they wear green uniforms.
  • Studio 2B - This is the highest level of Girl Scouts and it's for 11-17 year olds.

  • Once you complete all levels, you can apply to become a Girl Scout leader and help other girls be the best they can be!

    Girl Scouts - Did U Know?

  • The Girl Scout motto is "Be prepared."
  • The Girl Scout sign is made by raising three fingers of the right hand. You give the sign when you greet other Girl Scouts, receive a badge, or say the Girl Scout Promise.
  • Unlike regular handshakes, the Girl Scout handshake is made by shaking hands with the left hand and giving the Girl Scout sign with the right hand.
  • Girl Scout Birthday is March 12th and Girl Scout Week falls during that week.
  • First Lady Laura Bush is the current National Honorary President of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
  • In Canada and the UK, Girl Scouts are known as Girl Guides.
  • Want more info? Head to the official sites of Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Guides of Canada!
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    bookwormlestrange
    I don't have ADHD, but I know plenty about it. One of my friends has ADHD and Tourette's, and the teachers were always turds about it. Anyway, i think that a good way to deal with ADHD acting up is either changing medication or trying to eat foods or drinks with caffeine. I'm not sure if it works for you, but a lot of people with ADHD have seen significant improvements after putting caffeine in their systems. If your friends are acting like turds, you need better friends. I hope my advice helps.
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    SmartSunnyShadow
    I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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    SmartSunnyShadow
    Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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    SmartSunnyShadow
    Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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    AnnaOfExquizurd
    Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
    reply 3 days