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Cookies, campfires, and bracelets are all part of the journey, but changing the world? That's the real destination! One adventure at a time, Girl Scouts learn, grow and do amazing things. Unleash your inner leader.

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Introduce girls to awesome new experiences that change their perspectives and broaden their worlds. Be a mentor, a guiding star, a friend. Show them all that they're capable of, and unleash your inner leader in the process.

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NEW JOURNEYS AND BADGES FOR 2019

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From the mightiest Daisy or Brownie to the most accomplished Gold Award Girl Scout, badges fuel girls’ journey to success and beyond. And with 42 new badges in STEM and Outdoor activities coming in 2019, girls can choose from over 236 unique ways to lead their own adventure at Girl Scouts.

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2019 Portland Thorns FC Girl Scout Match

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Join the largest women's sports crowd in the world at Providence Park on September 21, 2019, when Portland Thorns FC hosts the Houston Dash in a post-World Cup NWSL clash. All registered Girl Scout attendees will receive a one-of-a-kind 2019 Portland Thorns FC Girl Scout Match fun patch as well as a Girl Scouts and Portland Thorns-themed bandana.

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The Latest from GSOSW

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6 People You Want on Your Team This School Year (Besides Her Teacher)

04 Sep 2019

You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? Turns out, it takes a whole school of caring adults to support your girl, and the more of them you know, the more you and she can benefit from the year ahead! Here’s your guide to the six people you might want to win over in the next few weeks.

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Help Us Stop Body Shaming in its Tracks

28 Aug 2019

Whether you call it fat shaming or body shaming, one thing is clear: nobody should feel shame over their weight, clothing size, or body shape. And while you’d never intentionally say or do anything to make your girl feel too fat, too big, too anything—the sad truth is that more than half of girls in first through third grades think their “ideal weight” is less than their actual weight. It’s a sad—and in some cases, dangerous—state of affairs. Girls deserve better. Families deserve better. We all deserve better. But how can we end the cycle of fat shaming if we don’t even realize we’re part of the problem? It’s easier than you think, and it starts at home. Here are five ways to combat body shaming.

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Yes, Your Daughter Just Called Herself Fat

14 Aug 2019

“I’m fat.” Those are just two little words, five letters in total, but coming from your daughter, they’re enough to make your heart totally sink. When your daughter does call herself fat, as her parent your instinct might be to immediately brush off her concerns by saying something like, “Don’t be silly! You’re beautiful!” The thing is, though, that response might actually do more harm than good. So what should you do when your daughter calls herself fat? Follow these tips!