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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 23:03
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Girl Scouts helps girls discover their talents and strengths, connect with others, and take action in their communities. Trained, caring adult volunteers provide opportunities for girls to practice decision-making skills, develop healthy and positive self-esteem, and pursue interests in a supportive nurturing all-girl environment. Girls and adults plan together, as partners, to decide what activities they will do.

Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10) and Girl Scout Ambassadors (grades 11-12) earn badges, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. A teen Girl Scout gets to practice the leadership skills she's acquired in a real-life environment by taking advantage of unique opportunities at the local, national and global level. They have tons of fun and make new friends that will last a lifetime! Adults serve in an advisory role and ensure that girls abide by the health and safety guidelines written in the Safety Activity Checkpoints. 

A teen Girl Scout's leadership journey begins with her choice of Girl Scouting's three journey series: It's Your World - Change It!, It's Your Planet - Love It! and It's Your Story - Tell It!


Girl Scout Seniors

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GIRLtopia

This journey gives Girl Scout Seniors a chance to imagine a perfect world - for girls. They're invited to create their vision as an art project in any medium of their choice. Then they'll take action to make their vision a reality.

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On this journey, Girl Scout Seniors get down to the roots of their food network to see how complex and how global food and land issues can be. They'll meet scientists, farmers, artists, and others who have plenty of knowledge to serve up. This journey will also have girls asking tough questions about their own "food print" as they develop "leader print" and speak up about what they believe in.


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Through Mission: Sisterhood! Girl Scout Seniors see the stories of sisterhood all around them and grow as leaders by widening their networks and broadening their world.

Girl Scout Ambassadors

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Your Voice, Your World: The Power of Advocacy

This journey gives Girl Scout Ambassadors a way to be an advocate with the power to start the first flutter of change. While creating their own "butterfly effect," they'll learn such key skills as networking, planning, and speaking up for what they believe.


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In Justice, Girl Scout Ambassadors tackle the engaging global issue of environmental justice by learning to create their own equation for justice. From scientists and doctors to lawyers and environmentalists, this journey is rich with eye-opening career possibilities - all focused on caring and collaborative work that helps both people and the planet.

GSAmbassadors

 

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Girl Scout Ambassadors learn to dream big, now and for their future, and begin their legacy as leaders who help others achieve their dreams too.

 

 

 

GSUSA GOLD awardGirl Scout Gold Award 

The Highest Honor a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Can Achieve

Since 1916 Girl Scouts highest and most prestigious award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. The Gold Award focuses on the interests of individual Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Gold Award distinction is recognized by a number of colleges with scholarship opportunities and by an immediate rise of one rank in the US military branches.

As a Girl Scout you are part of a sisterhood, a global movement that comprises more than ten million girls worldwide who are using their talents to positively impact their communities. With your talent and passion you too can make changes in your community that can reach people around the world.

The Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project is designed to be accomplished during the high school years and must be completed and approved by a volunteer committee by September 30, following your high school graduation.  This project must be proposed and approved by a committee prior to beginning work.

Prerequisites:

  • Be a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador 9th 10th 11th and 12th grades.
  • The completion of two Senior or Ambassador journeys earning the Journey Awards including the Journey Take Action Project or having earned the Silver Award and completing one Senior or Ambassador journey .


Overview of the Girl Scout Gold Award Process:

  • Choose an issue. Use your values and skills to identify a community issue you care about.
  • Investigate. Research everything you can about the issue.
  • Get Help. Invite others to support and take action with you.
  • Create a Plan. Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measureable impact.
  • Present Your Plan and Get Feedback. Propose and receive approval for your project plan from the Girl Scout Gold and Silver Awards Committee.
  • Take Action. Take the lead to carry out your plan.
  • Educate and Inspire. Share what you have experienced with others.

Find the Overview, Girl and Adult Guides, and helpful hand-outs on the Highest Awards webpage.


Girl Scout Gold Award App

The Gold Award App is a digital resource that a girl can use to:

  • Organize and manage her project
  • Make the process more fun
  • Will have everything she needs in one spot
  • Be able to contact the Awards Committee
  • Create and track her progress on her timeline
  • Monitor her budget
  • Submit final report 

 

Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance 

The Gold Award Alliance represents an elite group of women who have achieved the highest award in Girl Scouts since 1916This directory will feature inspirational stories about these exceptional women, all of whom embody the Girl Scout spirit of independence and leadership and have left behind a lasting legacy in their communities.

  • Join your fellow Gold Award Alliance recipients by participating in the first-ever Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance Directory.
  • Share your community success and inspire others.
  • Confirm your listing with our trusted partner, Harris Connect, an industry leader in publishing alumnae directories. Harris Connect is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the integrity of the information collected, which is reflected in their privacy policy.
  • This project is being put together by Harris Connect at no cost to Girl Scouts. It is funded exclusively by sales of the book to Gold Award Alliance recipients.

In addition to the directory, a new Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance pin is being created that can be purchased individually or in combination with either the print or CD-ROM edition of the directory

 

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Talk to Us!
Here's your chance to voice your opinion about teen programs. What should we change? What's missing? How do you want to get involved? Tell us!

Looking for more to do?

Don’t forget to check out the GSGST IN MOTION Program Guide

Girl Scouts' Highest Awards
Leadership Opportunities
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 23:01
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Girl Scouts helps girls discover their talents and strengths, connect with others, and take action in their communities. Trained, carring adult volunteers provide opportunities for girls to practice decision-making skills, develop healthy and positive self-esteem, and pursue interests in a supportive nurturing all-girl environment. Girls and adults plan together, as partners, to decide what activities they will do.

Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8) earn badges, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They have tons of fun and make new friends that will last a lifetime! A Girl Scout Cadette's leadership journey begins with her choice of Girl Scouting's three journey series: It's Your World - Change It!, It's Your Planet - Love It! and It's Your Story - Tell It! 

 

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aMAZE
Life is a maze of relationships and this journey has Girl Scout Cadettes maneuvering through all its twists and turns to find true friendships, plenty of confidence, and maybe even peace.

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Breathe
Air is everywhere in this journey for Girl Scout Cadettes. As the girls explore the air all around them, they'll learn a lot of air-clearing strategies, including how to turn down the volume! That means they'll be improving their personal air space - and finding the breathing room so necessary to be leaders who make the most of their special flair! Girl Scout Cadettes will also meet scientists, engineers, writers, and artists - all of them working for Earth's air!

 

GSCadette

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MEdia
Cadettes look for the ME in media and learn how they can shape media—for themselves, their community and the world.

 

 

 

 

 GSUSA SILVER AWARD STARBURSTGirl Scout Silver Award 

The Highest Honor a Girl Scout Cadette Can Achieve
Welcome to the Girl Scout Silver Award your leadership adventure where you will earn the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. You may decide to work as a small team or solo to better your community and the lives of others by completing a Girl Scout Silver Take Action Project. The Silver Award is designed to give you a chance to show that you are a leader who is organized determined and dedicated to improving your community.
This award is designed to be accomplished during 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and must be completed by the September 30th directly after you have graduated from 8th grade

Prerequisites :

  • Be a registered Girl Scout Cadette 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
  • The completion of one Cadette Journey Book earning the Journey Awards including the Journey Take Action Project.


An Overview to the Girl Scout Silver Award Steps: 

  • Build your Girl Scout Cadette team
  • Explore your community
  • Choose your Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project
  • Make a plan
  • Put your plan in motion
  • Spread the word


Important Information

  • The Silver Award Take Action Project is a suggested minimum of 50 hours and should reach beyond the Girl Scout community. The project should be done by an individual girl or a small group no more than 4 girls. Each girl in the group should put in at least 50 hours on the project.
  • After completing her project, each girl must submit a Project Report.
  • Please use the Girl Scout Silver Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Cadettes to ensure all key components and guidelines of a Silver Award Take Action Project are met.

Find the guides, report form, and useful information for girls working toward the Silver Award and adults providing guidance on the Highest Awards webpage.

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 22:57
Written by Hits: 1377

Girl Scouts helps girls discover their talents and strengths, connect with others, and take action in their communities. Trained, carring adult volunteers provide opportunities for girls to practice decision-making skills, develop healthy and positive self-esteem, and pursue interests in a supportive nurturing all-girl environment. Girls and adults plan together, as partners, to decide what activities they will do.


Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5) earn badges, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They have tons of fun and make new friends that will last a lifetime! A Girl Scout Junior's leadership journey begins with her choice of Girl Scouting's three journey series: It's Your World - Change It!, It's Your Planet - Love It! and It's Your Story - Tell It! 


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Agent of Change
Power! In this journey, there's a whole spiral of it waiting for Girl Scout Juniors. This powerful journey is filled with ceremonies and circles, real-life heroines and special new characters, including the fashion-savvy spider named Dez. Along the way, girls learn how their own power combines into team power and then moves out to become community power.

 

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Girl Scout Juniors become leaders who energize, investigate, and innovate as they explore their own energy, the energy of their places and spaces, and the energy of getting from here to there. Along the way, Dez, the fashionista spider, learns right along with girls. Girl Scout Juniors will also meet energizing artists, cooks, engineers, and architects as they Get Moving to get others moving, too.


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Whether they want to fly a plane, lead a rock band or win a gold medal, aMUSE helps Girl Scout Juniors take center stage and try out more roles than they ever thought possible, with a little help from Dez and the Muses. As they find out there is more to their story, girls may feel stronger, walk taller and gain confidence!

 

 

Girl Scout Bronze Award

The Highest Honor a Girl Scout Junior Can Achieve
Welcome to the Girl Scout Bronze Award, your leadership adventure where you earn the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your Girl Scout Troop or team plan and complete your Take Action Project, you will develop more confidence, meet new people and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference in the world.
This award is designed to be accomplished during 4th and 5th grades and must be completed by the September 30th directly after you have graduated from 5th grade

Prerequisites:

  • Be a registered Girl Scout Junior 4th or 5th grade.
  • The completion of one Junior Journey Book, earning the Journey Awards, including the Journey Take Action Project.


An Overview to the Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps:

  • Build your Girl Scout Junior team
  • Explore your community
  • Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award Take Action Project
  • Make a plan
  • Put your plan in motion
  • Spread the word

Important Information

  • The Bronze Award Take Action Project should be a minimum of 20 hours per Girl Scout.
  • Bronze Award projects do not require pre-approval from Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.
  • Please use the Girl Scout Bronze Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Juniors to ensure all key components and guidelines of a Bronze Award Take Action Project is met.


Girl Scout Bronze Award GuidelinesFor girls | For adults

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 22:56
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The Girl Scout program can change the way girls see the world and their place in it. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment. The Girl Scout program is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, the Three Keys to leadership of discover, connect and take action, and the Three Processes of girl-led, learn by doing, and cooperative learning.

Through a working partnership with adult leaders and advisors, Girl Scouts encourages girls to develop qualities of responsible citizenship, cross-cultural understanding, service to the community and to her own religion, as well as positive interaction with her family and friends. These are used to lay a foundation for responsible action as women. Girl Scout program is carried out in many different settings in the troop, in the community, in a wide variety of outdoor settings, through service unit events, council sponsored programs, and national and international trips.

 

In Motion Program Guide

Council programs provide an opportunity for girls to experience Girl Scouting beyond the troop and with any of the flexible pathways. By developing collaborations with local community resources, the council can provide programs that often are not available at the troop or service unit level. Girls come together from all areas of the council to enjoy the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. The In Motion Program Guide has three editions published each year (Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring, and Summer), and gives details of the many program opportunities and events offered.

 

 

Learn more about Girl Scout programs!

Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Here you'll learn about the Girl Scout journeys, which invite girls to explore a theme through many experiences and from many perspectives.

Journeys - Here you'll learn about the Girl Scout journeys, which invite girls to explore a theme through many experiences and from many perspectives.

Special Interest - Here you can find information on council patch programs, special Girl Scout days, ongoing program collaboratives, and lots more!

 

 

Stay in the know about Girl Scout opportunities!

Council E-newsletter - Sign up to receive monthly emailed newsletters with updates on current Girl Scout events, new program opportunities, and important reminders.

Join us on Rallyhood - Girl and adult members of Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas are invited to join our Rallyhood Community, where you can connect with Girl Scouts across your community and across the council!  Haven't received your email invitation to the GSGST Community?   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law