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GS Knowledge

STUDY
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trefoil
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
1915
year GSUSA was established
1912
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
Daisy
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
Promise
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.
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.
Slogan
Do a good turn daily.
Motto
Be prepared
Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
The Four B's
Become, Belong, Believe, Build
Become
Celebrate yourself today and become your best self in the future
Belong
Be part of a group where you have fun, relate to others with respect, and develop lasting friendships
Believe
Develop your ideas and voice what's important to you
Build
Take Action on what you care about and make a difference
The 3 Keys to Leadership
Discover, Connect, Take Action
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