Welcome to GSNorCal’s Culture Code Lab! ?
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by Tara Brewster
1y ago
Hey there everyone! My name is Angel Antunes – my pronouns are they/them/theirs, and I’m GSNorCal’s DEIB Manager (that stands for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging)! As I’m sure you’ve seen over the last few years, GSNorCal has been doing so much amazing work to improve the inclusivity and equity of the experiences we offer ..read more
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Creating a Fun (and Realistic!) Schedule for your Girl Scout Year
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by Heather Ng
1y ago
Have you ever gotten to the point in your Girl Scout year where you realize you're a bit overwhelmed and can't believe you signed up for this job ..read more
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Silver Award Spotlight: Bridging the Civics Gap with Civics Pro
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by Virgina Glock
2y ago
No matter where you stand politically, in order to be an active engaged citizen, it’s important to understand the basics of government. According to the Nation’s Report Card , only 24 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in civics , and, per the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only two in five American adults can name all three branches of government ..read more
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Celebrating Juneteenth and the African Diaspora with Girl Scouts
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by Milan Scott-Dunham
2y ago
What does nurturing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging mean? To me it means acknowledging our history, learning from our past, and implementing actions towards unity. Being that DEIB is embedded in me, I created an event in collaboration with Antioch’s Troop 35001 around celebrating these morals.   Save it for later ..read more
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Supporting Gender-Expansive Girl Scouts
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by Katie Mock (GSNorCal Staff)
2y ago
I didn’t know when I started volunteering that my troop contained queer and gender-expansive youth, or that learning to provide a safe space for them would be part of my work as a troop leader. The journey that my Troop and I have been on has only expanded my love of being their Troop Leader ..read more
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Girl Scout Alum Trailblazer: Michele Gee
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by Tiffany Eng
2y ago
It’s no surprise that Bay Area Girl Scout alum Michele Gee has pursued a career making our world a better place. After reading about her in a recent profile by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, we were eager to reach out and ask her to reflect on her years as a Girl Scout. We also wanted to hear more about her experience leading people and programs for the most visited unit of the National Park Service in the country, and the largest urban park in the world.  ..read more
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How Girl Scouting Supports Her Mental Health 
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by Molly Conway
2y ago
May is Mental Health Month, which is a great reason to discuss some of the ways that Girl Scouting can cultivate mental health for girls and the adults they grow up to be ..read more
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How Girl Scouting Supports Her Mental Health 
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by Molly Conway
2y ago
May is Mental Health Month, which is a great reason to discuss some of the ways that Girl Scouting can cultivate mental health for girls and the adults they grow up to be. It’s no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has been incredibly disruptive to people’s lives, and the prioritization of physical health needs through ..read more
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Help Your Girl Scout Troop Discover New Interests with Special Guests 
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by Tiffany Eng
2y ago
My go-to super-leader strategy is: The Special Guest. I love to invite women from the community (and beyond) who have a connection to our current badgework or troop activities to visit virtually or in-person and talk about their work ..read more
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Black History Month: Celebrating Josephine Baker, a model of Girl Scout Values
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by Shawun Anderson
2y ago
To celebrate Black History month, we’d like to talk a little bit about Josephine Baker and her amazing life. Although she wasn’t a Girl Scout, Baker was an incredible woman who perfectly exemplified what it means to be a Girl Scout: honest, friendly, helpful, courageous, and being responsible for what one says or does ..read more
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