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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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    AnnaOfExquizurd
    Okay, @Abbergrl I'm glad I could help! :D
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    Abbergrl
    Abbergrl posted in Friends:
    Thanks @AnnaOfExquizurd that may be very useful to me. And it sounds cool too! :D I thought about just thinking about the positives but didn't really work. I'll try this too!
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    Abbergrl
    Abbergrl posted in Friends:
    "Kawaiiqueen389" wrote:My bff is being taken away from me by another girl in our year who is mean to me ...  I really miss her .. What shall I do? That's terrible and has happened and will probably happen with me again. I think you should try being nice to that mean girl even though you don't really like her. If she makes a joke about you just try to laugh at it, don't be hurt by it or make a mean comment back. :)
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    country_girl19
    If you really want to get rid of the romantic feelings for him, just try picturing a future with him, and also asking these questions in your head, "Is he a good guy?" "Would we last?" But maybe he's acting awkward around you, because your friend asked him to Prom, but he might rather go with you, but doesn't know how to say anything about the situation. I would suggest talking to him about it, and if he is a jerk about it, don't bother. But talk to him first, and if he has the same feelings, then talk to your friend about it. I just want to warn you, that if you do this, you and others could get their feelings hurt. Crushes are a risky, scary thing in high school. Anyway, that's what I think you should do. If you don't want to do that, then follow what your intuition tells you.
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    Lotushorn15
    I had a crush on this new guy, and it's really the first crush I had in a long time. But, he is so amazing that everyone else seems to have a crush on him too. In my family, I can't date until I'm 16 anyway. But my best friend just asked him out to prom. I realized that she likes him a lot and tried to let go of my feelings for him. I am not angry with her at all, if she wants to date him, great. But, it's been hard to let go of my feelings completely. I'm convinced though I just want to be his friend. However, I think he knows I used to have a crush on him, and he acts a little awkward around me, but I don't want to feel that way for him anymore. How can I get rid of my romantic feelings for him (should I? It's being the bigger person) and gain his friendship/lose the awkwardness?
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