When you hear Girl Scouts the first thing that comes to mind is COOKIES!  Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils to name a few.  But there is a lot more to the Girl Scouts than just cookies.

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons is our local chapter here in the Bismarck Mandan area.  Here is their mission.

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

With Girl Scouts,  girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success and adventure.  With lots of hands on experiences, girls gain important skills in 4 areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience.

  • Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  • Outdoors
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship

While I was in college I spent a summer in Hawaii working for the Girl Scout Council of the Pacific.  It was a great experience working with other college age girls(from the continental US), we served as counselors to many different girls.  Earning badges, definitely different type badges than some here in North Dakota, like surfing, snorkeling, outrigger canoes.  But we made friends  and memories and more importantly learned life skills.

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons have a couple of opportunities for girls and their families to learn more and join.

BismarckGirl Scout Service Center
735 Airport Rd
September 21
5:30-7:30 PM
BismarckGirl Scout Service Center
735 Airport Rd
September 23
5:30-7:30 PM

And the Girl Scouts can always use more volunteers.  There are many ways to volunteer, just visit their website.   gsdakotahorizons.org

I have great memories of my time with the Girl Scouts in Hawaii.  The best thing was Hawaii had Caramel Ting-a-lings Cookies.  They were the best!  Girl Scouts need to bring those back!

 

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