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Girl Scouts Is Fostering Young Environmental Leaders as Programs Expand to Address Climate Change

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The great outdoors has always been a foundation of the Girl Scouts' curriculum — and in recent years, the organization has helped so many of its girls become champions of the environment. As reported by NexusMedia, the environmental movement is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the Girl Scouts' curriculum. In fact, many Girl Scouts troops have instituted badges and patches celebrating environmental achievements. 

As the Girl Scouts explained in a blog post, the organization partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to roll out five new badges in July 2018. Called the Environmental Stewardship Badges, scouts can work to earn: the Daisy Eco Learner, Brownie Eco Friend, Cadette Eco Trekker, Senior Eco Explorer, and Ambassador Eco Advocate. According to the blog post, these are the first Girl Scout badges that prepare scouts to become active environmental advocates.