Dale Hardy Jr

Dale Hardy Jr

How often have you seen something that really needed to be changed and wondered, "Why isn't someone doing something about that?" This journey gives Girl Scout Ambassadors a way to be that someone -- an advocate with the power to start the first flutter of real and lasting change. While creating their own "butterfly effect," they'll gain an array of skills -- such as networking, planning and learning to speak up for what they believe -- that will benefit them as they prepare for life beyond high school.


Girl Scout Advocate Award

This journey offers Girl Scout Ambassadors the tools to dig for the root of an issue they deeply care about and then to explore possible solutions. As they advocate for a solution, girls at the highest level of Girl Scouts will develop confidence and valuable leadership skills -- problem-solving, research, networking, persuasive speaking, and consensus-building. These skills are a strong foundation for girls to be leaders who speak up for what they believe in life now -- and into the future! The Girl Scout Advocate Award is earned by Girl Scout Ambassadors who choose to complete the eight Steps to Advocacy as they explore an issue that they find intriguing and exciting, engage community partners, and advocate for change. Whether or not their advocacy effort succeeds, girls will have taken steps to make the world a better place! 

Water does so much for you! Can you return the favor? On this Wonders of Water journey, you will love water, save water, and share water! That's a really big WOW!

  • The Brownie friends and Brownie ELF enjoy some wonder-filled adventures as they invite the real-life Girl Scout Brownies to explore the Wonders of Water.
  • As they dive in, the Girl Scout Brownies realize they can create another big WOW as they try out new Ways of Working as a team.
  • Girl Scout Brownies learn about the water cycle through a "Green Tea for the Blue Planet," and enjoy making their own rainbows as they explore the precious resource of water.
  • Girl Scout Brownies pledge to LOVE water by protecting it, then team up to advocate for other people to SAVE water, too. As they SHARE what they have learned, they find they can inspire even more people to protect Earth's water.
  • Along the way, Girl Scout Brownies experience what it is like to live in places where there is not enough water. They come to understand why the right to clean water is so important to everyone on Earth.
  • Along the journey, the Girl Scout Brownies earn their LOVE Water, SAVE Water, and SHARE Water awards. As they celebrate their leadership accomplishments, they add the WOW! award to their vests, too!


The WOW! journey presents Girl Scout Brownies the opportunity to earn four awards. Girls begin with small, personal acts and then move out to purposeful teamwork that engages the larger community and influences its members in significant ways.


LOVE Water

This first award encourages girls to become aware of the many ways they use and enjoy water. As they begin to understand the science of water and its importance in the world, they will also make a personal commitment to protect it.


SAVE Water

The second award is earned when Girl Scout Brownies team up and speak up as advocates to protect water or keep it clean in their community. Girls start thinking as a team about what they will do for water. By making an effort that moves beyond themselves, the girls begin to realize the impact that group efforts can produce.



Girls earn the third award as they create an even bigger ripple by sharing their efforts for water with others, educating and inspiring them to join in, and asking them to commit to a water promise.



Girls culminate their journey by earning the WOW! Award, a grand finale that symbolizes the powerful change they've brought to their community. They earn the award by showing proof of their SHARE Water efforts, and by describing how their efforts relate to the Girl Scout Law and how they have had an impact as leaders. 

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:27

Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden

In this journey for Kindergarteners and first-graders, a favorite pastime -- gardening -- meets the Girl Scout Law. The result is a storybook world of flowers and little girls who, together, do great things. Girl Scout Daisies will especially enjoy meeting the colorful, global characters who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law. The adult "how-to" guide offers Garden Story Time tips, key ideas for garden projects, and all the Girl Scout history and traditions needed for an adventure starring Amazing Daisy, a new flower friend for Girl Scout Daisies.


Like all Girl Scout journeys, Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden focuses on the leadership philosophy of girls discovering (themselves and their values), connecting (caring and teaming), and taking action (to improve their communities and the world). For Girl Scout Daisies, the best way to experience this leadership philosophy is by practicing the Girl Scout Law. So the journey's three awards, which tie directly to the garden theme, recognize girls' progress in applying the Law to their lives. Why not start out your year by giving the girls the background Garden Patch to display their three Girl Scout Daisy awards?


The Watering Can Award

This award represents girls being "responsible for what I say and do."
Girls earn the award by caring for their mini-garden and beginning
to understand how the Promise and Law play out in their daily lives.


The Golden Honey Bee Award

This award represents taking action through a gardening effort for others to make the world a better place. The award is named for Honey, the bee who is one of the Daisy Flower Garden characters.


The Amazing Daisy Award

This award represents knowing -- and living -- the Promise and Law, just like Amazing Daisy, the main character of the journey. 

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:26

Sow What? (Girl Scout Senior)

So, what do you hope for from your food? Great taste? Pleasing smell? Good looks, too? As you dig into Sow What? and get down to the roots, you'll crave a whole lot more. You'll see how your food network can serve up what's best for Earth -- and best for you.

  • Girl Scout Seniors investigate the food network (no not cable TV -- the real one that gets each piece of food to the table).
  • As they ponder the dirt on land use around the world (corn's a big issue!), girls get down to the science and roots of complex and global food issues.
  • Girls plan and conduct a local "food forage" to scope out their "food print" choices, and talk to scientists, local growers, and business owners -- and even global hunger experts.
  • Using what they learn, girls consider their "leader prints" as they decide who and what they can cultivate en route to a take action project that positively impacts their food network.
  • Along the way, Girl Scout Seniors take time to enjoy a "truly happy meal" together, experiment with new recipes, and try out being "locavores" who know how to savor local bounty.
  • So what about career choices and networking? Sew what about sewing? Girl Scout Seniors have a chance to try these on, too!
  • When they add Harvest, a prestigious new leadership award to their collection, Girl Scout Seniors will truly be proud of what they have sown on Earth!

Girl Scout Senior Harvest Award

During this journey, girls have an opportunity to earn the prestigious Girl Scout Senior Harvest Award. The Harvest Award is an important step on the Girl Scout leadership ladder; it signifies that girls understand who they are and what they stand for, and that they care about others, too. It also signifies that they can grasp an issue by the roots and organize a team to work together to sow the seeds of sustainable change. Girl Scout Seniors, to earn the award:

  • Get your leader print going! Here's the path: Identify, and dig into, a food or land issue, tapping some community experts as you go. Maybe you've met growers, gardeners, nutritionists, or others in your region and have ideas about challenges they face. Maybe you've improved your food print and want to inspire others. Want your school to host a farmers' market? Got a seed of an idea from this book? Want to team up with other Girl Scout Seniors? Just choose an issue that allows you to use your unique talents and learn something new, too!
  • Capture your vision for change in a Harvest Plan that includes: Your very own "So What?" -- your goal, why it matters, how it will benefit both the planet and people. Say it in a way that gets others interested and involved! Show how even simple actions and decisions impact the larger food network. Remember: There's no need to go it alone. Who can you turn to for input and support? What specific impact do you hope to have? Name it! And when you have executed your plan, check back. Have you achieved it? Maybe you will have achieved other results, too, especially if you find yourself needing to adjust your plans along the way. Your project can be big or small, depending on your time and interest. Either way, strive for a sustainable impact. You may push for a new policy or for a change in an existing one. You don't need to start something from scratch.
  • Now, create change -- execute your plan by advocating to influence a food policy or land-use effort (yes, you can!), or by educating and inspiring others to act on a solution you identify. 

Robert LeBlanc, 2nd Vice Chair, Associations

Robert LeBlanc is a Senior Systems Engineer with a Level III professional certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering. He also holds a Level II professional certification in Acquisition Program Management. Robert has worked for the United States Air Force since 1982. He has served in many different volunteer capacities with Girl Scouts beginning with being the co- leader for his oldest daughter’s Girl Scout Brownie troop, and the rest is history. Robert’s passion for Girl Scouts through his involvement with the Stevenson Service Unit, the Interfaith Committee, the Catholic Committee, twilight camp and the SHARE Family Giving Campaign is legendary. For his commitment to Girl Scouts Robert has been awarded the highest award for adults in Girl Scouts, the Thanks Badge. Robert has also been awarded the Communities in Schools Partnership Award for Mentoring and named the Mentor of the Year, High School Level, at Northside ISD. Robert has a BS in electrical engineering from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, now Texas A&M, Kingsville. Robert has served as Member-at-Large since 2008 and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:25

Rev. Ann Svennungsen

Rev. Ann Svennungsen

Rev. Ann Svennungsen became the 14th president of Texas Lutheran University on July 1, 2007. Svennungsen was born and raised in Shelby, Montana, where she first put down roots in the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and established an abiding love for learning. After graduating summa cum laude in mathematics from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, she received her Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. Spending 22 years in pastoral ministry, Svennungsen served congregations in Iowa City, Iowa and Minneapolis. In 1996, she became senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota, a 3,700-member congregation and the largest ELCA congregation to be led by a woman senior pastor. In 2003, Svennungsen was named president of Atlanta-based Fund for Theological Education, a national, ecumenical organization devoted to raising the next generation of excellent and diverse ministers and scholars, annually providing $1.2 million in scholarships and other support. President Svennungsen now brings her background of visionary leadership, faithful scholarship, and effective fundraising into the community of Texas Lutheran University. With energy and wisdom, she is leading TLU toward the faithful fulfillment of its vocation in the 21st century. Svennungsen is married to Dr. William Russell, a Reformation specialist and scholar in residence in the TLU theology department. They have three children: Sarah, an attorney in Minneapolis; Mary a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania; and John, who lives with his family in Seguin.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:23

Recognition Certificates

Need to say thank you? Show your appreciation? Or just send congratulations? Certificates are the perfect way to say whatever it is you want to express! 

Generic Certificates

Investiture & Rededication




Girl Scout Daisy Certificates

Girl Scout Daisy Candlelight Investiture



Girl Scout Daisy Welcome



Girl Scout Daisy Hard Work & Dedication

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Girl Scout Daisy Petal Award

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Girl Scout Daisy Bridging Award




Girl Scout Brownie Certificates

Girl Scout Brownie Investiture & Rededication



Girl Scout Brownie Folded Program

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Girl Scout Brownie Hard Work & Dedication

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Girl Scout Brownie Hooray Hard Work & Dedication



Girl Scout Brownie Bridging Award




Girl Scout Junior Certificates

Girl Scout Junior Investiture & Rededication



Girl Scout Junior Hard Work & Dedication



Girl Scout Junior Bridging Award




Girl Scout Cadette Certificates

Girl Scout Cadette Hard Work & Dedication Folded Card

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Girl Scout Cadette Bridging

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Miscellaneous Certificates



Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:22

Justice (Girl Scout Ambassador)

We all know what it is. Why is it so hard to achieve? Maybe it needs a brand -- new equation -- your equation. On this journey, doing the math + some very sage ways = real hope for inspiring justice-for all of Earth and all her inhabitants.

  • Justice -- for Earth and all its inhabitants -- we all know what it is. Why is it so hard to achieve?
  • Girl Scout Ambassadors realize that maybe justice needs a brand-new equation -- their equation.
  • By "Doing the Math" with even the simplest of acts, deciphering how decisions get made, and exploring how to use scientific evidence, Girl Scout Ambassadors will create and then present their own unique equation for what justice asks of us.
  • Along the way, they will find they are also networking and gathering new ideas for college and careers.
  • Girl Scout Ambassadors can also take some time out to Nest and Soar as they ponder new inspirations from birds around the world.
  • When they add the Sage Award to their list of accomplishments, Girl Scout Ambassadors will be confident that they are they are the wise and healing leaders Earth yearns for!


Sage Award

On this journey to JUSTICE, Girl Scout Ambassadors have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Sage Award by participating in activities in the six steps to understanding environmental justice. The Sage Award takes its name from the word meaning wise person (from the Latin root sapere, to be wise) and the medicinal herb (from the Latin root salvare, to heal or to save). The award represents both the commitment and ability to be judicious, and it reminds us of the importance of healing.


While earning the Sage Award, girls explore justice (and injustice) from many angles including science, decision making and even doing a little math! Ultimately Girl Scout Ambassadors create and present their own unique definitions for Justice!

Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:22

Get Moving! (Girl Scout Junior)

Energy puts the sparkle in fireworks and the oomph in the everyday. So Get Moving! Energize, investigate, and innovate. Get all the energy in your life flowing in the wisest ways.

  • Girl Scout Juniors build their skills as leaders who Energize, Investigate, and Innovate.
  • They earn these three prestigious new leadership awards as they explore their own energy, the energy in their places and spaces (buildings), and the energy of getting from here to there (transportation).
  • Girl Scout Juniors have a new comic story, "Vamos Ya!" to inspire their action (walking school bus anyone?).
  • Dez, the fashionista spider, is also back to add some wit to the journey as she tries to figure out life "off the grid." "How does this carbon footprint thing work?" she asks. "Do I get eight?"
  • From their own paper-making experiment to making beads from newspapers and magazines to forming a "perpetual human motion machine," Girl Scout Juniors will find that GET MOVING! is crammed full of energizing stuff to make and do!


This journey offers Girl Scout Juniors a chance to earn three Girl Scout leadership awards -- Energize, Investigate, and Innovate. The girls can choose to earn one, two, or all three. If they earn all three, they'll see how the awards join together to create an energizing effect on their vest or sash.


Energize Award

To earn, girls:

  • Make an Energy Pledge to reduce their energy use in one or more ways
  • Try at least two other Energize activities suggested along the journey
  • Check out how other people are tackling energy issues


Investigate Award

To earn, girls connect with their Girl Scout crew to:

  • Learn about energy use in their buildings
  • Work with their families to make an energy improvement at home
  • Investigate energy use in a community building and suggest ways to make it more energy-efficient


Innovate Award

To earn, girls:

  • Identify an energy issue in the community, research it, create a plan, and carry it out, all the while reaching out to others to join in, too
  • Share the news, reflect on what they accomplished, and celebrate it 
Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:20

GIRLtopia (Girl Scout Senior)

Girl Scout Seniors know the world is not ideal. This journey is their chance to imagine a perfect world -- for girls. They're invited to create their vision as an art project -- in any medium they choose. Then they'll take action to make their vision a reality. Leaders, after all, are visionaries!

Senior Visionary Award

GIRLtopia invites girls to consider how the world is far from perfect for girls around the world. As girls take in this reality, they are invited to envision an ideal world -- a society that consistently respects their needs, values and interests. In GIRLtopia, girls have the option of earning a major award, an important step on the Girl Scout leadership ladder: To earn the award, girls complete three steps:

1. Create It -- an artistic representation of an ideal world to share with others;

2. Guide It -- lead a discussion or group activity that engages other girls in thinking about visionary leadership; and

3. Change It -- complete a take action project that moves the world (or a community) one step closer to ideal. 

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