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represents the three parts of the threefold promise

world trefoil

unifying symbol of WAGGGS

friendship circle

everyone stands in a circle and each person crosses her right arm over her left, clasping hands with her

friendship squeeze

as everyone stands in the friendship circle, a squeeze is passed from hand to hand

Girl Scout Handshake

form of greeting used by GS/GG all around the world; shaking hands with the left while making the GS sign with the right

Girl Scout Sign

three fingers of the right hand are extended to symbolize the three parts of the Promise

Interest Projects

Categories: Life Skills; Nature, Science, and Health; Communication; Arts and History; Sports and Recreation -- Activities: Skill builders; Technology; Service project

Senior Girl Scout Community Service Bar

to receive this you need to be trained by a community organization and provide a minimum of 25 hours of service for them

Senior Girl Scout Community Service Bar in Girl Scouting

to receive this you need to be trained by Girl Scouts and provide a minimum of 25 hours of service for them

Senior Girl Scout Program Aide Pin

received after completing approx. 10 hours of program aide training

Senior Girl Scout Program Aide Patch

received after completing 25 hours of service with a troop or unit of younger girls under the supervision of an adult volunteer or staff member

Leader in Training Pin

received after completing appropriate troop leadership training

Leading in Training Patch

received after working with a mentor leader in a daisy, brownie, junior, or cadette girl scout troop for 5 to 8 months

Senior Girl Scout Troop Assistant

received for completing a full year commitment to a troop after finishing leader in training patch

Counselor in Training Pin

received after completing an approved outdoor group leadership course

Counselor in Training Patch

received after interning as a counselor in a girl scout camp under the supervision of a camp counselor or unit leader

Counselor in Training II Pin

received for a second year of counselor training when you will have opportunities to concentrate in a particular area

Girl Scout Gold Leadership Award

received for learning leadership skills and serving in-group leadership capacities

Girl Scout 4 B's Challenge

received for putting the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action through a community service project or for another group in Girl Scouting

Girl Scout Gold Career Pin

received for exploring career options

Girl Scout Gold Award

the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; awarded to girls who earn at least three Interest Projects, 1 book from the Studio 2B Focus series, 30 hours in a leadership role, the Girl Scout Gold Career Award, the Girl Scout Gold 4B Challenge, and a project of a service to the community consisting of 65 hours of planning/implementing

Court of Awards

a ceremony for GS to receive earned recognitions

bridging ceremony

a ceremony to "cross the bridge" to the next level of GS

Investiture Ceremony

a ceremony to welcome a new girl into Girl Scouting

Girl Scout's Own Ceremony

a special ceremony created by a troop or group around a theme

Rededication Ceremony

the ceremony to renew the commitment to the Promise and the Law

Candle Light Ceremony

a small part of another ceremony such as an Investiture or Rededication; 14 candles are lit at a Candle Light Ceremony (10 to represent the 10 parts of the GS law and 3 to represent the 3 parts of the GS Promise)

Thinking Day

February 22nd; birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Lady Baden-Powell

Thinking Day

GG/GS all over the world take a moment to think about their sisters in WAGGGS and remember that GSUSA is a part of an international movement

Leader's Day

April 22

Girl Scout's Birthday

March 12


year GSUSA was established


year GSUSA was founded

New York

location of GSUSA headquarters

GSUSA volunteers and staff

people involved in writing handbooks, leaders' guides; supporting destinations with nationwide participation; training girls and adults at Edith Macy Conference Center; and maintaining membership data files

Girl Scout Council

coordinates GS activities within the particular geographic area; responsibilities include recruitment, training of adult volunteers and management of the council's resources and facilities, such as camps

Juliette Gordon Low

founded GS

Savannah, Georgia

Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace


Juliette Gordon Low's nickname

October 31, 1860

Juliette Gordon Low's birthday

Lord Robert Baden-Powell

founded Boy Scout movement in England in 1908 and Girl Guides in 1910


On My honor, I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.


I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and to be responsible for what I say and do. And to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.


Do a good turn daily.


Be prepared


Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The Four B's

Become, Belong, Believe, Build


Celebrate yourself today and become your best self in the future


Be part of a group where you have fun, relate to others with respect, and develop lasting friendships


Develop your ideas and voice what's important to you


Take Action on what you care about and make a difference

The 3 Keys to Leadership

Discover, Connect, Take Action


Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the World


Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally

Take Action

Girls act to make the world a better place

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