17 Eagle Scout /Girl scout Cookies ideas

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About Anna Mracek Dietrich and Andrea Songey-Neff

Anna Mracek Dietrich is an engineer, entrepreneur and first year Daisy Girl Scout troop Leader in Petaluma, Calif. Andrea Songey-Neff is a Lifetime Girl Scout, the proud parent of a Gold Award Girl Scout, and a troop leader for more than 15 years who leads three Girl Scout troops in Lodi, Calif.

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What activities do they take part in?

From Scout to First-class, Boy Scouts learn about scouting ideals and pass requirements in physical fitness, citizenship and personal growth. During the later ranks, Boy Scouts develop their leadership skills and perform community service.

From kindergarten through fifth grade, Girl Scouts can “earn badges, join a troop, hike and camp and participate in the cookie program”. From sixth grade onwards, they can “also explore careers in science and technology, travel the world, discover nature and take on projects that transform their community”.

Despite the similarities between the programs, a 2011 study in Gender & Society, a journal focused on gender studies, found that Girl Scouts are generally discouraged from scientific pursuits while Boy Scouts are pushed away from artistic interests.

The study found that the girls are offered more art activities than the boys, but science activities make up only 2% of their activities and 6% for the boys. The girls’ activities are more communal, with 30% of their badge work taking place in groups, while the boys work is more self-oriented with less than 20% of their work taking place in a group.

The study also found that boys were instructed to look for answers in the back of their guide, something that “fosters intellectual dependence and passivity”, whereas girls were encouraged to do original research.

What badges can they earn?

There are over 100 merit badges offered to Boy Scouts in subject areas including sports, crafts, science, trades, business and future careers. In order to earn a badge, a scout must pick the subject they’re interested in, meet with a merit badge counselor, complete the task, and then present either the finished product or their new knowledge to the counselor.

The Girl Scouts also offer a range of badges, in areas including first aid, crafting and practical life skills. Scouts must prove themselves proficient in an area before receiving a badge. Some subjects (cookie business, financial literacy, skill building, etc) have progression badges, where scouts earn a higher level in the same subject area as they grow increasingly proficient. They also offer the Make Your Own Badge option for those scouts whose interests lie outside of the offerings.

Elite GSC Strain

The GSC genetics can be a bit finicky, and many growers report that she is difficult to coax a respectable yield out of. The Stardawg male is perfect to make the desired improvements, and the breeding progress is evident in Eagle Scout. Phenotypes will truly run the gamut of both parents–hunters will find plants that look like GSC but smell and yield like Stardawg, plants that look like Stardawg but taste like Cookies, and every other combination you can imagine!

Eagle Scout is a great choice if you’re looking for a Cookie cut that is better than the original clone, or looking for Cookies with a little extra “umph” in their growth. Or, if you’re a chem lover, this is a great example of Chemdog with a Cookie twist.

No matter your preference, Eagle Scout will offer up phenotypes to please every palate.

If you like Girl Scout Cookie crosses, then check out Cookies N Chem

How this will affect your troop

 A program for girls age 11 to 17 will be announced in the coming year with a projected introduction in 2019.

Using the same curriculum as the current Boy Scouts program, this will allow participating girls to work toward — and earn — Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout requirements will be the same for young men and young women.

Girls who are in the fourth grade in 2018 will surely want to cross over into the next phase of their Scouting journey once they complete their time in Cub Scouts. Rest assured there will be such a program in place when the time arrives. And it will be awesome.

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