Gather ’round the Campfire with These Camp Songs!

  Camp season is here! While many are loading up their overnight bags, preparing their favorite fireside snacks, and picking out their favorite swimsuits, we’re all about the camp songs that’ll be ringing in the air. To prepare our campers for the ultimate sing-along session, Girl Scouts of the USA asked their Facebook audience for…

Through Thick & Thin: Meet Troop 1245

Thirteen years ago, eight 5-year-old girls got together for an adventure in Girl Scouting. This year, with their original troop leader and co-leader by their sides, the girls of Troop 1245 have bridged to adult status. Troop leader Taralyn Krohn tells us that the girls have grown and learned so much in their years together. In…

3 Ways to Unleash Your Daughter’s Inner Wonder Woman

With unstoppable bravery, super-human strength, and unwavering dedication to truth and justice (not to mention that awesome outfit) it’s easy to understand why little girls might be obsessed with Wonder Woman right now—and why parents might find the classic super hero to be a good role model. What mom or dad wouldn’t want a daughter…

Where Does Your Bridge Lead?

As spring moves toward summer, another longtime “change tradition” takes place—Girl Scout bridging ceremonies! Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s the moment when a girl celebrates her incredible achievements from the past year and accepts the exciting new challenges that await her. Bridging ceremonies can take place at the beginning…

Why camp is a cell-free environment

    You’ve packed her sneakers, a sweatshirt for those cool evenings around the campfire, a swimsuit and her favorite stuffed animal. The camp checklist is all marked off, but you’re a little nervous…maybe you’ll feel better if you just pack one more thing. It’s not on the list, but you reason that it won’t…

You GLOW, Girl!

Building Skills, Networks Focus of Annual Conference Last weekend, GSHCC welcomed more than 100 girls and some pretty amazing professional mentors for the 3rd annual Girls Leading Our Way (GLOW) conference at Cosumnes River College. While the date was April 1, this conference was no fooling around. From learning interview skills to exploring robotics, the…

Happy Campers: Why Camp is Important for Girls

Summer camp–the pitch a tent, explore the outdoors, sing around the campfire kind of camp–is not only a fun way to spend the summer, but it also provides a foundation of independence and leadership that can extend well into adulthood. “Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their…

Meet Shasta and Bones

Summer camp is the place where lifetime friendships–and memories–are made. We know that going to camp is often a girl’s first time away from home for an extended period of time, and this experience helps foster independence and confidence in a special way. Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) has been sharing the joys…

“Make Your Own Badge” Site Shutting Down in June: The Why and the How

A Message from GSUSA:  Launched in 2011, Girl Scouts’ Make Your Own Badge site was designed to offer girls a truly girl-led experience. With the Make Your Own option, Girl Scouts could get creative in designing a badge not already offered through our program, around a topic of particular interest to them. After all, a…

Beyond The 5 Skills

Earning the Girl Scout Cookie Activity Pin Girl Scouts! Did you know that in addition to earning troop and individual rewards, you can also earn a Cookie Activity Pin for your work with the Girl Scout Cookie Program? Each year, the pin is a different color–that means you can earn a new one each year!…