Programs promote skill-building, responsibility, and the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills. All program activities are grade-appropriate and based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, as well as on the Girl Scout Promise, Law and Mission.
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Girls and Adults registering for Council-sponsored programs must be currently registered Girl Scout members, unless the program is specifically indicated as a friends and family event that is open to non-members.
Adults who are attending the program with the responsibility of chaperoning girls must be a currently registered Girl Scout member AND must be an approved Girl Scout volunteer (current background check completed and approved).
Girls Voted and We Listened!
Outdoor Recreation has been chosen as the theme for the next set of Outdoor badges. The second phase of Girls’ Choice voting for the Outdoor badges is now open. Cast your votes between now and December 31st!
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At the National Council Session in Salt Lake City, Anna Maria Chavez announced that there will be four Outdoor Badges added to program in fall 2015 and, beginning this year, girls will lead with their voices through an annual national voting process to select the badges they can earn.
In order to make sure the badges are completed and ready for girls to do in fall 2015, GSUSA has developed an extremely rapid timeline for gaining girls input through a new polling process. In addition, the timing includes plans to announce what the badges are by March 2015 so we can incorporate this information into volunteer training. With that said, this is a “test” year for Girls’ Choice badges.
Please share this information at every upcoming meeting and event to get the word out to girls! It’s their chance to get their voices heard and be part of Girl Scout History!
There will be four Outdoor Badges added to program in fall 2015—one each at Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador levels.
GSUSA will use a “Girls’ Choice” process that includes polling our girl membership to determine what those badges are. The intention is to use this “Girls’ Choice” process going forward for future badge development. “Girls’ Choice” means that girls will take the lead on deciding which new badges will be created.
This year, GSUSA chose the Outdoors based on girl interest and feedback from the field.
GSUSA plans to announce the fall 2015 Girls’ Choice badges on 3/12/15 (Girl Scouts’ Birthday!)
October 31 - November 30: Girls will vote on the content area they are interested in within the Outdoor Category. The choices will be Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Environment or Outdoor Survival.
December 1 - December 31: Girls will vote on the actual badge topic (for example, Hiking, Camping, Trail Blazing, etc.) based on their grade level in the coming year.
March 12, 2015: The four Outdoor badges will be announced.
March 12- October 1, 2015: Content and Product Development will take place.
Please help us get the word out! Contact Emily Fletcher Fein, Director of Program at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
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