Gender Equality is a Human Rights Issue
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Gender Equality is a Human Rights Issue

When I was a scout, I remember celebrating Juliette Gordon Low‘s birthday annually, but I have absolutely no recollection of another annual Girl Scout observance: Thinking Day. Too bad, cause this is a really good one. Quick history of Thinking Day: It always falls on February 22nd (tomorrow), and is the birthday of both Lord … Continue reading

Pennies, Poverty, and a Reality Check
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Pennies, Poverty, and a Reality Check

For my next task the “Consumer Power” badge asks scouts to collect all the pennies they get in their change for a month and watch the value “really add up.” Now, I rarely have a quarrel with these tasks, but I hope the next version of the G.S. badge book revises this language. You can’t seriously … Continue reading