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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Our Girl Scout Troop
Girl Scout Troop 60129
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who will make the world a better place.
At the heart of girl scouts there are very simple keys that we operate by:
Discover – Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world.
Connect – Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally.
Take Action – Girls act to make the world a better place.
When you put them all together, they add up to Leadership.
It’s not just “what” girls do, but “how” they are engaged that creates a high-quality Girl Scout experience and makes Scouting unique from school, community and other extracurricular activities.
Girl Led – Girls play an active role in planning what they will do, where, when, how, and why they will do it. They lead the planning and decision making as much as possible.
Learning by Doing – Girls learn best when they have the chance to do things for themselves. They ask themselves questions, find answers and develop new skills.
Cooperative Learning – Girls work together towards shared goals in an atmosphere of respect and collaboration.
The work of our Girl Scouts ensures that within the fun and excitement of scouting, the girls are growing and developing their leadership potential. The Girl Scout experience will guide the troop down a path of learning which leads to positive outcomes that tie directly to the our Key Elements of learning and Vital Processes to build a troop full of future leaders of the world.
Girls develop a strong sense of self.
Girls develop positive values.
Girls gain practical life skills
Girls seek challenges in the world.
Girls develop critical thinking
Girls develop healthy relationships
Girls promote cooperation and team building
Girls can resolve conflicts
Girls advance diversity in a multicultural world
Girls feel connected to their communities, locally and globally
Girls can identify community needs
Girls are resourceful problem solvers
Girls advocate for themselves and others, locally and globally
Girls educate and inspire others to act
Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.