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Today’s blog post is brought to you by Katie Sullivan. Katie is GSNI’s Girl Leadership Specialist who focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). You can contact her at 847-741-5521, Ext. 7137, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Did you know Brownies can earn an award while bridging from Brownies to Juniors? The Bridging Award is an optional award troops can earn while moving to a new level in Girl Scouting! Before the Brownie bridging ceremony, girls will take a step back and teach younger Girl Scout sisters about their Brownie experience. Next, they’ll learn from a troop of Juniors about what they have done and the awards earned as Juniors. Here’s how to earn the award:

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The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Girls who have earned the award showcase the absolute best Girl Scouting has to offer. What better way to inspire the young leaders of tomorrow than by taking your Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, or Senior to GSNI’s 2014 Young Women of Distinction (YWD) event? Daisies and Brownies will be in awe, spending time with these amazing girls and seeing what they’ve accomplished. Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors will gather helpful insights and ideas for their future Gold Award projects and mingle with girls who have already blazed the trail before them!

Today, Katie Reifsteck, leader of Troop 5055, shares the story of how Girl Scouts in her troop celebrated Girl Scout Week.


Our troop has 6 girls, all 4th graders. Each year we set aside time to talk about Girl Scouts, who we are and what we mean, what we can do in the world to make it a better place.

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Today’s blog is brought to you by Kathleen Baylis, Girl Leadership Specialist with GSNI. You can reach her at 815-962-5591, Ext. 7156, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Girls, have you wanted to develop your leadership skills, travel, and make the world a better place? Do you care about the issues of teen violence, healthy relationships, basic needs such as hunger, poverty, homelessness, and natural disaster relief, inclusion/diversity, self-image/body image, education, and the status of women? Then you should consider applying to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI). GSLI is held in conjunction with the Girl Scout National Convention, October 16–19, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Don't miss out on these exciting programs! 

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