Thursday, May 28, 2009

Girl Scouts are geographiles

Here's why Girl Scouts rock, among other reasons.

Rachel (in 4th grade) was among the friends I went to the USGS open house with. She collected a bunch of material -- geologic maps, mineral posters, bookmarks, stamps, anything sciencey and interesting -- at the open house, and showed it to her Girl Scout friends, and they were fascinated.

Rachel is a science geek, and an interesting kid. Her Girl Scout friends rock.

There are a lot of good reasons for girls to participate in Scouting, if they can find a good troop:

  • Girl Scouts don't require religious attachment or belief.

  • Girl Scouts encourage girls to be bold and adventurous, to be smart, and independent.

  • Girl Scouts have fun.

  • Girl Scouts don't discriminate on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

  • Girl Scouts work on environmental awareness.

  • Girl Scouts learn science.

What else rocks about Girl Scouting?

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