Girl Scouting Online
The pandemic drastically increased the rate at which our lives rely on technology. With that change, digital accessibility and safety is more important than ever. Our members and volunteers have been amazingly resourceful in creating virtual troop meetings, activities, and camping experiences. Simultaneously, Girl Scouts of all ages can learn to protect themselves online with the Cybersecurity Badge and training opportunities for youth and adult volunteers to deliver digital programs safely.
Thanks to a new partnership with Best Buy, Girl Scouts can also use their cookie and product sale proceeds toward new devices and equipment, making digital participation more accessible than ever.
Of course, safety skills extend far beyond the digital sphere. Since 2016, over 3,000 local Girl Scouts have learned practical emergency preparedness skills through our original Zombie Survival Preparedness program. Now, through the online COVID-19 Edition of Zombie Survival Preparedness, over 3,800 Girl Scouts (and counting!) have learned to navigate life during the pandemic and keep themselves and their communities safe. Over time, Girl Scouts translate their compassion into action and help their communities weather challenges.
Local Girl Scout Kylee got involved in natural disaster recovery after the Oso Landslide, shared her experiences as part of our Global Action Team, and now serves on the FEMA Region 10 Youth Preparedness Council.
Thanks to The Science of Disaster, a program in partnership with several Girl Scout councils across the nation and emergency management professionals, Girl Scouts (and non-members) in grades 6-12 can continue to lead the way through a world increasingly affected by climate change.
Whether their interests lie in public health, the environment, or equity, Girl Scouts deeply care about the world and want to create a positive impact. In the US, especially during a presidential election year, civic participation offers a significant way to effect change. 218 Girl Scouts participated in Democracy Week programming, featuring civic education with Seattle’s Judge Faye Chess, reflecting on the impact of women leaders like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and participating in workshops on advocacy – because any Girl Scout can make a difference, regardless of age or ability to vote.
Your support makes it possible to offer these meaningful programs that meet current youth needs and interests. Beyond that, you increase access to Girl Scout resources, opportunities, and community, giving any child yearning to change the world a way to amplify their voice and enact their vision. Girl Scout youth make us proud and hopeful every day. Thank you for believing and investing in their future.
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