Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with the #gsoutdoors Challenge!

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This month Girl Scouts are celebrating one of our greatest partners – the outdoors! Camping has been a tradition with the Girl Scouts and the skills you learn from experiencing the outdoors can help make you a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader).

More than just encouraging you to go outside, Girl Scouts of the USA is excited to announce the official #gsoutdoors Challenge! Each week, girls are encouraged to go outside, snap a photo, and enter to win!

At the end of each challenge, one winner will be randomly selected by Girl Scouts to receive an AMAZING prize, courtesy of our new partner, The North Face. That means in total you have four chances to win – but even if you don’t exploring the outdoors is rewarding enough.

The challenges are:
June 1-8: Go the Distance
June 9-15: Rock the Lifestyle
June 16-22: Embrace Adventure
June 23-30: Nurture Nature

Official Rules on How to Enter:
1. Head to Instagram and follow @girlscouts.
2. Post a photo tagged with #gsoutdoors that shows how you’re taking on Girl Scouts’ outdoor challenges.
3. Wait for a confirmation from @girlscouts that we’ve received your entry. Once you get the message, claim your post to complete your entry.

You can enter once a day, but don’t let that stop you from taking more pictures and spending more time outside! Even better, non-Girl Scouts can participate too! The contest opens June 1 and runs until June 30 with the first winner being selected June 11. Check the Official Sweepstakes Rules and FAQs from GSUSA.

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Girl Scouts announces partnership with LinkedIn

This has been a week of exciting announcements for Girl Scouts. On April 3, they unveiled a partnership with The North Face, coinciding with the launch of the brand’s first-ever global initiative focused on women called Move Mountains. This multiyear collaboration will focus on working together to prepare the next generation of female explorers to empower themselves.

Continuing the theme of empowered leaders, today GSUSA announced a partnership with LinkedIn to connect all Girl Scout alums. LinkedIn will offer a community of support for female professionals and help enhance their career development. It will also allow alums the opportunity to share their experience with the next generation and join forces with like-minded women to effect change.

All Girl Scout alums, regardless of how long they were in the program are invited to connect with one another on The Girl Scout Network. Of course, we definitely think you should join!

This collaboration marks the first time that GSUSA will have the ability to track the life experiences and success of Girl Scout alums using LinkedIn’s community of more than 546 million members. GSUSA will do this by utilizing information from the public profiles of alums, such as: education, career fields, and leadership positions to identify trends, deficits, and opportunities for women in the workplace. This information will help Girl Scouts create relevant and impactful programs and experiences for girls in our council and beyond.

At a time when stories about unequal and unethical treatment of women continue to populate headlines across the United States, The Girl Scout Network will energize female professionals to take the reins and be trailblazers in our country and the world. It will offer inspiring personal stories from girls and alums as well as ways to support and help prepare girls to lead.

Girl Scouts’ legacy is one of girls and women supporting one another and effecting change through civic engagement be it in Western New York or elsewhere. The Girl Scout Network allows us to work with GSUSA to better prepare and mobilize more girls to make the world a better place.