FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 28, 2011
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Girl Scout Badges Get Modern Makeover for First Time in 25 Years
DES MOINES, Iowa – Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI), which enters its 100th anniversary year in 2012, is excited to announce the unveiling of 136 new, high-tech badges girls can now earn. This marks the first time since 1987 that a complete badge overhaul has taken place.
While girls are still able to earn traditional badges like Cook, Naturalist, and Athlete, they now have the option to earn more modern badges like Product Designer, Digital
Movie Maker, Good Credit, Science of Style, Computer Expert, and Website Designer.
The Girl Scout organization has transformed itself in recent years to focus on leadership development for girls in the 21st century, and the new badge offerings reflect that transformation. The hope is that the new assortment of badges, offered in the new Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books, will help girls prepare to succeed in the years to come.
“The new badges seem creative and fun. They cater to our age groups and are very modern. I like that you earn these badges by following and completing The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books,” Ariel Needham, a Senior Girl Scout said.
GSGI is very excited about the new additions and hope the lessons learned in earning these badges will help build bright futures for Girl Scouts everywhere.
*Photos of badges are available upon request. Please contact Megan Brown for more information.
Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem; all girls are welcome to attend Girl Scout camp! For more information on Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa’s camps, including program descriptions and registration information, please visit www.girlscoutsiowa.org.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa: Serving girls in Central through Western Iowa, NE Nebraska and SE South Dakota, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa provides leadership programming for up to 15,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers. It is a great time to be a Girl Scout and you can sign up at any time during the year. To find out more about our program, please visit our website at www.girlscoutsiowa.org or call us at 800-342-8389.
About GSUSA: Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting is the leading authority in girls’ healthy developments and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more info on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girls Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.
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