Nominations Open for Forever Green Awards

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Forever Green Awards are given to alumnae who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, exceptional service, and an extraordinary dedication to the Girl Scout Movement over time. They are alumnae whose leadership, initiative, and energy have strengthened Girl Scouting, making a significant contribution to the mission and who exemplify the true spirit of Girl Scouts. Five awards […]

Camping + Laughter Lead to a Lifetime of Connections

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Laughter comes easily for mother and daughter Therese and Mary Britts, especially when the two start talking Girl Scouts. Therese is the matriarch of an exceptional family of Girl Scouts that includes eight daughters and five granddaughters. In her decades volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, Therese mentored more than 100 girls in Robbinsdale, MN. […]

Why We Give to Girl Scouts

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Amy Kroll fondly remembers that her first experiences in making independent decisions and setting goals came through her participation in Girl Scouts. As she worked on badges, sold cookies, and collaborated with other girls on troop projects, Amy gained confidence in her ability to succeed at challenging tasks—and a future leader was born. Amy’s passion […]

Preserving the Past for Future Girl Scouts

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In 1953, Girl Scout Brownies attending day camp in Austin, Minnesota used clothespins to hang their bag lunches on a line. That image is now one of 129 photos, documents and other historical items that have been digitally preserved in Minnesota Reflections, a project of the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL). Organizations must apply to MDL to […]

Girl Scout Celebrates 50 Years of Membership

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Growing up in the 1950s as the oldest girl of seven children in southern Indiana meant Elaine Orlando’s days were full of family responsibilities, leaving little time for her to pursue her own interests. The one activity Elaine was able to do was Girl Scouts. Those activities allowed her to just be a kid and […]