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Founded in 1912, the Girl Scouts has been a cultural institution that has helped girls across the U.S. make friends, learn new skills and earn merit badges such cook, naturalist and athlete. Those skills are still relevant but the modern gal is way more savvy and the 100th anniversary of the Scouts is honoring a new collection of badges aimed at giving girls the skills they need to succeed.

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With the new badges, girls can rock titles like Product Designer, Digital Movie Maker, Customer Loyalty, and even the Science of Happiness. We love how this '??Make Your Own'? badge program will give girls the opportunity to explore any interest they choose - ranging from the arts to fashion to technology.

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'??Girls told us they want more challenge, and we'??ve responded with substantive, focused, fun new badge offerings that will prepare girls for lifelong success,'? said Kathy Cloninger, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA. '??What we need today are more adult volunteers to help girls bring these leadership experiences to life.'?

Badges now come in categories: Legacy, Financial Literacy, Cookie Business, Skill-Building, and Make Your Own. There are also awards such as a new pin called My Promise, My Faith, which helps a girl celebrate what her faith and the Girl Scout Law have in common. The new badge portfolio can also be found in The Girl'??s Guide to Girl Scouting that focuses on helping girls explore and learn how to be leaders in their own lives and in the community around them as they take on projects to prevent bullying, protect the environment, and more.

For additional information, please visit: www.girlscouts.org.

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