Fall 2019 Inspire Discovery

Welcome, Girl Scout Family

Earning Girl Scouts highest community service awards is a remarkable achievement. The Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are earned by Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador G . I .R . L .s who display extraordinary leadership while completing sustainable and measurable projects. To encourage our Girl Scouts to pursue these recognitions, we are piloting new Highest Award program fast tracks. The first will be launched in early-fall for girls working toward their Gold Award. Enjoy flipping through Inspire Discovery with the Girl Scout in your life. Spend time identifying programs that pique her interest or encourage her to take a risk and grow. Together, we will help her uncover new passions and follow through on them to accomplish amazing things, both today and in the future. Her next step, powered by Girl Scouts, will help release more of her unstoppable potential! TOGETHER, WE WILL HELP HER UNCOVER NEW PASSIONS AND FOLLOW THROUGH ON THEM TO ACCOMPLISH AMAZING THINGS, BOTH TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE.

Dear Girl Scout Families,

Welcome to the Fall 2019 edition of Inspire Discovery !

At Girl Scouts, she will explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), practice entrepreneurialism and have endless opportunities to get outdoors, strengthen her problem-solving skills, make new friendships and overcome challenges so she can create her own success— whatever that looks like to her! In addition to our innovative programs, we know Girl Scouts crave BIG adventures, like traveling! In the last edition of this publication, we mapped out our three-year progressive travel program including field trips girls can take as Daisies and global experiences for our older girls. Our progressive travel program encourages girls to discover the thrills of high adventure through age-appropriate activities and field trips from canoeing the Boundary Waters to exploring the world. This fall, we have even more exciting travel news! A Cookie Program travel coupon is being developed to help offset the cost of Council-led travel experiences for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. More details will be available later in the fall, but turn to pg. 25 for a sneak peek at our awesome trips for Summer 2020. I know you will also be inspired by the G . I .R . L .s ( Go-getters , Innovators , Risk-takers , Leaders ) TM featured on pgs. 4-9, many of whom are Gold Award Girl Scouts. These girls live their lives with courage, confidence and character. We are honoring them as our inaugural 18 under 18 Trailblazers . From community advocates and non-profit founders, to cookie bosses and STEM innovators, these Girl Scouts are role models!

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Bonnie Barczykowski CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri



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