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  • Yard Sign Selfie Contest

    Help get the word out about Girl Scouts in your community and win a $50 Badgerland Shop gift certificate! Just snap a photo of yourself (or your girls) with a Badgerland yard sign, share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and tag us using @gsbadgerland. It’s that simple!

    Wondering where to place your yard sign? The possibilities are endless – in addition to your own yard, check with your favorite business, local restaurant, coffee house, church or community center.

    Stop by your local Badgerland Council Service Center to pick up a yard sign for free.

    Contest Details

    Yard Sign Selfie Contest starts Monday, October 23 and ends Friday November 10, 2017.

    There will be a total of three (3) winners. Each winner will receive a $50 Badgerland Shop gift certificate.

    How to Enter:
    Share a photo of you, or your girl(s), with a Badgerland yard sign on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and tag @gsbadgerland. Posts must be set to public. Once entered, submissions will stay in the drawing pool for the duration of the contest. Only one entry is allowed per social media account.

    Winner Notification:
    Winners will be drawn on these dates: October 27, November 3 and November 10, and announced the following Saturday on Facebook, and their photo will be shared on the post. Winner will be contacted via direct message on their social media account to collect mailing information.

  • A Proud Day to be a Girl Scout!

    Dear Girl Scout Family,

    You may have heard that today Boy Scouts of America joined a long list of organizations that serve both boys and girls with their announcement to add girls to their program.

    To me, this is an opportunity to reaffirm Girl Scouts' position as the expert on girls. We serve girls exclusively. It's who we've been for 105 years.

    Research proves single-gender environments are critical for children to develop and build confidence. It validates that girls need girls-only safe spaces. This is where girls feel free to talk about issues they wouldn't necessarily talk about with boys. It's where girls will try new activities without a fear of failure. It's where they experience less pressure to look or act in a certain way. It's where they will see and learn from other girls and female role models. It's Girl Scouts!

    Our impact on girls and women is proven. We have the statistics to show the influence our single-gender Girl Scout Leadership Experience has on girls. Did you know 50% of all female business owners in this country today are alumnae of Girl Scouts? Nearly all the 40 women who flew in space are Girl Scouts. Eighty percent of female tech leaders in America...they, too, once wore the Girl Scout uniform. Just as your Girl Scout does today.

    Girls, given the opportunity to explore and thrive and gain resilience in Girl Scouting, truly can change the world.

    As CEO of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland, I could not...

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  • Girl Scout Troop 4651 brings Gaga ball to La Crosse

  • 2017 Annual Meeting Honors Six Visionary Volunteers

    On September 16 the Performing Arts Center at Sun Prairie High School was packed with parents, volunteers, Girl Scouts, board members, delegates, donors and more coming together for the largest crowd ever to attend the Annual Meeting. This year, six amazing adult volunteers were in the spotlight for the incredible work they do building girls of courage, confidence and character. Three volunteers were honored with the Volunteer of Excellence Award. This award is given to volunteers that demonstrate outstanding service while partnering directly with girls, in any pathway, to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. It is also given in recognition of exceptional service in support of the council’s mission. Sadie Nerswick is a go-getter troop co-leader with Brownies and Juniors in Columbus. She is beloved by her girls for being fun and kind and compassionate – a trait she’s instilling in her girls. For example, last year she went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that all her girls could attend an event recognizing a girl in their troop, a cancer survivor. That Girl Scout felt so special having her troop sisters go out of their way to support her. That’s the Girl Scout way, and that’s Sadie Nerswick’s way! Lisa Schmitt has been leading and mentoring Girl Scouts for five years in Plattevi...

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  • Girl Scout Cookies and Milk Donations Announced

    What goes best with Girl Scout Cookies? Dane County milk! And, thanks to a collaboration between Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland and the Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee, area food pantries are getting lots of each!

    During the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Dane County troops were invited to donate extra boxes of cookies to area food pantries. For every box of cookies the Girl Scouts donated, the Dairy Promotion Committee offered to donate one gallon of milk up to $5,000 in value. The Girl Scout troops answered the call to action! One hundred forty-seven Girl Scout troops donated 4,615 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to 23 food pantries throughout Dane County. That means that there will be 2,617 additional gallons of milk for families in need in our community thanks to Girl Scouts and Dane County dairy farmers.

    “Community service and making the world a better place is an important part of being a Girl Scout,” said Marci Henderson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland. “We’re excited to be partnering with the Dane Country Dairy Promotion Committee to give Girl Scouts this opportunity to help their community in a significant way.”

    Pat O’Brien, Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee president, echoed those thoughts. “We’re thrilled with this opportunity to work with the Girl Scouts and provide wholesome, nutritious milk for Dane County families,” he said.

    The thousands of boxes of cookies that were donated to Dane County food banks wer...

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  • Wisconsin's Top Cookie Seller

    Meet go-getter Molly Lenius, who sold 6004 boxes of cookies.

    This Junior Girl Scout is Badgerland's tip top cookie seller. Molly was one determined 4th grader going into the 2017 cookie season. She set an ambitious goal - to be Badgerland's top seller, as well as the number one cookie seller in all of Wisconsin. And with a lot of hard work and persistence, she reached her goal by selling a stunning 6004 boxes of cookies! Molly sold more cookies than any other Girl Scout in the Badger State. And, rightfully so, she is pretty psyched about it.

    How'd she do it? She chunked it out. Molly set small, daily selling goals, and calculated how many days it would take her to get to the next selling level. On average, Molly sold about 200 boxes every day during the 5-week Cookie Program. And, thanks to the math skills she's learned as a cookie boss, Molly is super good at figuring out her goals and making change with customers. During cookie booths, one of her favorite things to do was call out to potential customers, "5 boxes for $20, 10 boxes for $40, 25 boxes for $100, 250 boxes for $1000 or 250,000 boxes for a million!" Her technique worked. She said more than one customer stopped to buy multiple boxes after hearing her sales pitch. Molly's favorite thing this cookie season was meeting new people and seeing repeat customers.

    Molly earned a trip to the Grand Canyon this summer thanks to her can-do attitude. Congrats Molly!

    PS: If Molly's...

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  • The 2017 Cookie Sale by the Numbers

  • 31 Girls Earned Top Cookie Seller Status

    There were 31 girls across Badgerland that sold 2017+ boxes of cookies during the Cookie Program. The girls earned their choice of a trip to Disney World or the Grand Canyon, unlimited summer camp, or $1200 in Badgerland Bucks. Congratulation on all of your hard work girls!

    Girl Boxes Sold Level Home Town Molly L 6004 Junior Madison Samantha S 4162 Junior Elkhorn Reagan W 4153 Junior Janesville Kayleigh B 3938 Junior New Berlin Serena P 3518 Cadette Albany Madelynne P 3018 Cadette Holmen Keileen W 3001 Cadette Delavan Nevaeh S 2924 Cadette Fort Atkinson Autumnn D 2856 Senior Lake Mills Isabella S 2700 Cadette Beaver Dam Avery H 2615 Brownie Whitehall Kendall L 2497 Cadette New Lisbon Adelynn O 2340 Brownie Westby Olivia H...

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  • 11 Badgerland Girl Scouts Earn Gold

    Badgerland celebrated the amazing achievements of exceptional Girl Scouts in an inspiring and moving Awards Ceremony. There were 11 Badgerland Girl Scouts who earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest award. The Gold Award recognizes girls demonstrating extraordinary leadership through take-action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities.

    According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, Gold Award recipients receive greater lifetime benefits than their peers, reporting a more positive sense of self; more leadership experience; and greater life satisfaction, life success, community service commitment and civic engagement—thanks to their Girl Scout experience, including earning their Gold Award. Nationwide, less than 5 percent of eligible Girl Scouts achieve the Gold Award making these 11 teenagers part of an elite circle.

    The Awards Ceremony included honoring 43 Cadettes who earned their Silver Award and 70 graduating seniors, who were presented their Girl Scout green graduate cords before they bridged to adult.

    Gold Girl Project Elizabeth Bullock Fun With Things That Fly Lexie Fitzsimmons Rabbit Cage Reno...

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  • Thank You for the Gifts

    The investment of Girl Scout supporters changes lives! Our gratitude is immense.

    Pearl ($10,000+) Margaret A. Cargill Foundation - $150,000 Gold ($5,000+) Alliant Energy Foundation Diane Ballweg The Biessman Family Colonel Robert H. Morse Foundation Evjue Foundation, Inc. Fifth Generation, Inc. Marci Henderson Zendesk Neighbor Foundation Silver ($2,500+)  Claremont S. Jackman Foundation Vivian Littlefield Metro Power, Inc. Jennifer and Dan Roman US Bancorp-US Bank Foundatio Bronze ($1,000+) American Transmission Company Kitty Anderson Lori Berquam Peggy Biddick Capital Times Kids Fund John J Frautschi Family Foundation, Inc. Annette Hellmer Eric D & Steven D Hovde Foundatio Doug and Karen Knox La Crosse Community Foundation's Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation Fund Debra Locke Madison South Rotary Foundation Hildy McGown...

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  • New Youth Leadership Council Members Named

    Congratulations to the 2016-17 members of the Youth Leadership Council (YLC). The 15-member YLC represents the voice of Badgerland Girl Scouts. The girls meet every other month with the Badgerland CEO and professional staff to talk about topics impacting Girl Scouts today, and help develop ideas for new council programming. Members of the YLC are also brand ambassadors for Girl Scouts, sharing their Girl Scout Journeys at public and civic events.

    Badgerland Girl Scout Youth Leadership Council Members:
    *returning member
    Peyton Barber*
    Nicole Biba
    Tori Braun*
    Tessa De Souza Machado
    Lexie Fitzsimmons
    Autumn Hilt
    Rebecca Hose
    Elizabeth King
    Cecilia League
    Anna Logan*
    Hailey Maertz*
    Colleen McGuire*
    Rachel Miller*
    Cordelia Regenold*
    Zoe Yoerger

  • 2016 Annual Meeting Recap

    Hundreds of Girl Scouts, girls and grown-ups, gathered on September 10 for Badgerland's Annual Meeting and Recognition Celebration. It was a fun three hours filled with celebrating the 286 Top Cookie Sellers, electing Board members and honoring outstanding adult volunteers. The special day was hosted by two members of Badgerland's Youth Leadership Council (YLC), Tori Braun and Annie Logan.

    Four amazing adult volunteers were in the spotlight for the incredible work they do building girls of courage, confidence and character. Congratulations to our Adult Recognition Honorees (pictured above):

    Volunteers of Excellence
    Gretel Irving
    Mary Salvi
    Michelle Vasquez

    Honor Pin
    Cindy Rosch

    See photos from the day here.

  • New Fall Kick-Offs

    We’ve got a whole new way for you to start your Girl Scout year - LET'S GO! Expos. The expos are replacing Fall Kick-Off meetings from years past, and they’re going to be bigger than ever! We’ve got hands-on trainings, workshops, awesome door prizes and tons of Program Partners and community organizations for you to meet.

    The expos are perfect for co-leaders and volunteers. There will also be workshops for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors as well.

    >>Save your spot today.

  • Capitol Hill Gold Award Centennial Celebration

    Badgerland Gold Awardee Claire Evensen, Verona Troop 2967, was among eight Girl Scouts nationwide invited to share her Gold Award project at the Capitol Hill Gold Award Centennial Celebration on June 14.

    Claire's project, Teen2Teen, is a mobile app that helps teens talk to friends struggling with eating disorders, anxiety disorders or depression. Click here to learn more about Claire’s project.

  • Nominate an Amazing Volunteer

    Now is the time to think about nominating a volunteer for an official Girl Scout award. Know a troop co-leader going the extra mile to change a girl's life? Nominate her! Know a volunteer who truly lives each day by the Girl Scout Law? Nominate her!

    Browse through the Adult Recognition Packet and nominate the volunteer who has touched your life. Honorees will be recognized at the formal Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on September 10.

    >>Adult Awards Nomination Packet

  • Cookie Wrap-Up

    It's official...Victoria L. is Badgerland's Tip Top Cookie Seller. And there's more! She's also the number one cookie seller among all Wisconsin Girl Scouts! Victoria, a Madison Cadette from Troop 2082, sold 5,379 boxes of cookies to earn top honors.

    Victoria said she has gained confidence because of her Cookie business. “I’ve learned it matters how you talk to people. You have to speak up and have eye contact to be successful,” she said. And Victoria knows how to be successful. She set a high cookie goal, in part, to earn funds to pay her way to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama this summer. Through her cookie business, she also earned a laptop computer that she plans to use for homework and three kayaks for her family to enjoy together! Victoria said her advice to other Girl Scouts, or anyone hoping to achieve a big goal is to “stay positive and never give up.”

    In total, Badgerland Girl Scouts sold almost 1.5 million boxes of cookies during the five week cookie season. To learn more about this year’s top cookie sellers and Badgerland’s Cookie Program, click here.

  • 2016 Awards Ceremony

    Congratulations to the 16 Badgerland Girl Scouts who earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest national award a Girl Scout can earn. The Gold Award recognizes girls demonstrating extraordinary leadership through take-action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities.

    The Girl Scouts were presented the Gold Award during the Girl Scout Awards Ceremony held in Madison on March 12, the 104th birthday of Girl Scouts. "Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award are young women of extraordinary achievement," said Marci Henderson, CEO of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland. "Each of these girls have done extraordinary and sustainable projects to impact their community for many years to come. These girls are truly tomorrow’s leaders!”

    Nationwide, less than five percent of eligible Girl Scouts achieve the Gold Award, making these 16 girls part of an elite circle.

    To learn more about the Gold girls and their projects, click here.

    To celebrate the 100th year of Girl Scouting highest award, program host Nicole Clapp, who sits on the Badgerland Board of Directors, and keynote presenter, Renee Moe, President of Dane County United Way, shared their stories of earning their Gold Awards.

    The ceremony also honored Silver Awardees, graduating Seniors and three scholarships were presented.<...

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  • Camp Life Is the Best Life!

    This summer, bring her somewhere safe, enriching, and, most importantly, full of nonstop FUN! We know it can be hard to send her to camp for the first time, but you can feel at ease that, while she’s having the time of her life discovering all the wonders of the great outdoors, trying new things, playing games, making friends, and so much more, she’s well taken care of, happy, and learning critical life skills every step of the way. Sessions are first-come, first-served so get signed up now!

    >>Badgerland Camps

  • Council Saturday Holiday Open House and Shop Sale

    Join us for the annual Holiday Open House and Shop Sale. Each Service Center will be packed with fun things to do, including card making and crafts tables, photo ops, self-serve gift wrapping stations and yummy snacks.

    Oh...and did we mention the 1-Day Shop Sale?! There will be deals galore!

    • 20% off all Badgerland Council merchandise
    • 20% off Advantage patches and orders paid for that day
    • Take an additional 10% off clearance merchandise

    We'll have drawings from 10am-1pm in each Shop, giving away $10 Badgerland Shop gift cards. And there's more - all the drawing entries from the four Shops will be thrown into a hat and one lucky person will win the grand prize...a $50 Badgerland Shop gift card. You don't have to be present to win any of the drawings.

    MORE FREEBIES Every Girl Scout who comes to the Holiday Open House will receive a Badgerland water bottle! Simply stop by the Shop during the Open House and show us your brand new Membership ID card to get your bottle! (Grown-up Girl Scouts get one too - just let us know you're a bona fide registered Girl Scout.)

    Mark Saturday on your calendar because the shop deals, the drawings and free water bottles are available that day only.

    Saturday, December 12
    9am - 2pm
    Shop Locations

  • STEM Sisterhood Council Patch

    This patch is all about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The goal? Girls will discover their interests and understand how they can make a difference in the world through STEM. This is an amazing opportunity for girls to learn about, and connect with, women experts in STEM fields.

    >>Learn More

  • New Youth Leadership Council

    The Youth Leadership Council had their first meeting of 2015-16. This year, 15 Badgerland Girl Scouts were selected to represent their sister Girl Scouts from around Badgerland Council. Meeting every other month with the Badgerland CEO and professional staff, the YLC helps develop ideas for new council programming and provides perspective about issues important to girls.

    Badgerland Girl Scout Youth Leadership Council Members:
    Amanda Gilbert
    Anna Logan
    Claire Evensen
    Colleen McGuire
    Cordelia Regenold
    Eliza Lindley
    Hailey Maertz
    Leah Sinclair
    Lena Figlear
    Lily Hallick
    Lily Perkel
    Peyton Barber
    Rachel Miller
    Savana Gee
    Tori Braun

  • Tell Us Your Gold Story

    For 100 years Girl Scouts have been changing the world through the Gold Award. To celebrate, Girl Scouts invites all Gold Award recipients to be part of something BIG—the upcoming Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance Directory Centennial Edition. Help inspire future generations of girls and share your story.

    >>Learn More

  • in a nutshell

    The fall troop fundraiser, in a nutshell, starts October 9. This easy sale is as simple as 1, 2, 3!

    Girls grab an order card and take orders from family, friends and neighbors.

    Girls invite families, friends and neighbors to order online. These items are shipped directly to the customer.

    Girls turn in their in-person orders to troop leaders. Troop leaders give girls their sold items to deliver the week of November 16.

    Customers can order nuts, sweets and magazines from girls in-person on online. Photo keepsakes are also available online.

    Nutshell is an easy way for troops to earn funds and for girls to set goals and earn rewards. Additional information will come from your troop leader or check out the nutshell page.

  • Annual Meeting Recap

    September 12 was a special day as Girl Scouts around Badgerland gathered for the Annual Meeting and Adult Recognition Celebration. Our amazing adult volunteers were in the spotlight for the incredible work they do building girls of courage, confidence and character.

    We also celebrated Badgerland's Top Cookie Sellers and they, in turn, entertained us with songs. The day was hosted by Girl Scout Youth Leadership Council members Lena Figlear, Troop 2254 and Colleen McGuire, Troop 2561.

    Congratulations to our Adult Recognition Honorees:

    Volunteers of Excellence (left photo)
    Eve Foege
    Debbie McIntyre
    Kathy Peterson
    Kari Raisbeck
    Alice Rowe
    Mia Strong
    Anna Troester

    Thanks Badge (right photo)
    Ginny Cashbaugh

  • Volunteer Toolkit is Here

    Your Girl Scout year just got easier. As a Girl Scout volunteer, you already know that your girls love Girl Scouts for the friends, the fun, and all the new things they get to try. But what if there was a way to run your troop or group that saves you time and helps you plan so that you can spend more time with the girls?

    Meet the Volunteer Toolkit, the web app that helps you make the most of every troop meeting. Here’s how it will save you time and help you plan:

      For Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops, the Volunteer Toolkit comes with pre-populated plans for every meeting - a full year of Girl Scouts right there on your device! Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops don’t get pre-populated meetings yet (coming s...

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  • Watch the Fall Kick-Off Webinar

    Couldn’t make it to one of our Fall Kick-Off meetings? Watch the recorded webinar and get all of the great information you need to have an awesome Girl Scout year.

    >>Watch the webinar
    >>Download the handout

  • Time to Renew!

    Hey Girl Scout, haven't re-registered yet? No worries. That means you'll get to use the slick new site instead of E-Biz for troop or individual registrations! Here’s how you get started:

    1. Check your email inbox for an email from Girl Scouts USA on July 22. That email contains your login credentials to the new registration site. Don’t see it? Check your spam folder. Still don’t see an email? Let us know.

    2. Follow the link in your email, set-up your new Girl Scout account and get renewed for 2015-16!

    Have you already set-up your new Girl Scout account? You can access the new site by clicking on “My GS” in the navigation bar.

  • Fall Kick-Off Meetings

    Troop leaders and volunteers, jump start your Girl Scout year by attending a Fall Kick-Off Meeting in-person or online. All of the in-person meetings will feature a Program Partner Expo, so you can discover more outings and activities to enjoy with your Girl Scouts. Even better, there will be more program partners than last year at all locations, as well as lots of door prizes! The Girl Scout Shop will be there too with troop essentials and fun, fall merchandise.
    >>Register on E-Biz

    Tuesday, August 4 Lancaster 6 PM
    Thursday, August 6 Webinar 12 PM    
    Thursday, August 6 Webinar 7 PM
    Monday, August 10 La Crosse 6 PM
    Wednesday, August 12 Madison 6 PM
    Tuesday, August 18 Middleton         6 PM
    Wednesday, August 19 Beloit 6 PM
    Sunday, August 23 Webinar 7 PM
  • Be a Girl Scout Ranger

    Girl Scouts is excited to announce a partnership with the National Park Service to launch the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.

    Through the program, girls can participate in a variety of organized educational or outdoor service projects. Additionally, Girl Scouts may design their own project that aligns with their Girl Scout Journey experience, various badge activities, or a Take Action (“highest award”) project. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded certificates from the National Park Service and Girl Scout patches.

    “Providing girls with access to the outdoors is one of the cornerstones of the Girl Scout mission,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of GSUSA. “Through terrific partnerships and programs like the Girl Scout Ranger Program, we offer girls a chance to engage in outdoor activities that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and a respect for the environment. We are proud to be teaming up with the National Park Service to help more Girl Scouts in more places experience everything the outdoors has to offer.”

    Girls and troops who wish to participate in the Girl Scout Ranger Program can visit the National Park Service website to locate a park (“Find Your Park”) near their home. There, they can also explore the history of the park and learn about its natural and cultural resources. Troop leaders a...

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  • Cookie Program Wrap-Up

    This year’s tip top cookie seller is Neveah Smith, a Junior from Troop 2276 in Fort Atkinson. Neveah sold 4301 boxes of cookies in just five weeks! She has been a Top Cookie Seller for several years and, along the way, says she's learned plenty of techniques. One key to her cookie success is to "ask every single person who walks by" to purchase cookies. During this year’s Girl Scout sale, held over a five-week stretch in February and March, Neveah worked 31 cookie booths, some with her troop and some on her own. She's found it most effective to hold her booth sales outside. Another thing she's learned? "Layering clothes! I did lots of outdoor booths because that's where my best sales are and I've learned to put on a lot of layers and to smile at everyone. It works!" Neveah says. A highlight of this year's sale was meeting an Elvis impersonator who happened by her stand. "He was nice and he bought cookies!" Thanks to Neveah’s cookie business, she earned trips to Disney World, San Diego and Chicago!

    In total, Badgerland Girl Scouts sold more than 1.5 million boxes of cookies in February and March. To learn more about this year’s top cookie sellers and Badgerland’s cookie program, click here.

  • Summertime is GirlTime!

    Earn a patch and do lots of fun Girl Scouting activities at home all summer! Sign up for GirlTime and you'll receive three activity booklets in the mail brimming with fun stuff to do. Sneak peek: The June issue for Daisies is all about gardening! Brownies will get their very own booklet with special Brownie-themed projects while Juniors have their own too. It's awesome. Projects are geared for girls to do both own their own and with a little help from a grown-up. Ideal for girls brand new to Girl Scouts and for those Girl Scouts who want to keep working on badges during summer months. More details and registration how-to info here.

  • Nominate a Volunteer

    Honor your favorite volunteer! Now is the time to think about nominating a volunteer for an official Girl Scout award. Honorees will be recognized at the formal Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on September 12.

    Know a troop leader going the extra mile to change a girl's life? Nominate her! Know a volunteer who truly lives each day by the Girl Scout Law? Nominate her! Browse through the Adult Recognition Packet and nominate the volunteer who has touched your life.


  • Summer Camp Registration Open

    In summer? Girls Camp! Get signed up now for the time of your life. Registration is open for all Badgerland summer programs. And there are so many to choose from. We have:  Resident Camps. Family Camps. Day Camps. Leadership Camps. CampHERO! And even more. Browse the Summer Camp Book and get excited. Oh and be sure to check out the handy camp quiz on page 5! Sessions are first-come, first-served so get signed up now!

    >>Badgerland Camps

  • Scholarships Awarded

    Badgerland awarded two scholarships during the Girl Scouts Awards Ceremony on March 14. Hallie Kircher-Henning received the Badgerland Council Envision Scholarship. Hallie, a Girl Scout for 13 years, received the $1000 scholarship on the basis of her essay reflecting about how Girl Scouting has influenced her life. Hallie, who will graduate from West High School in Madison this spring, intends to study social policy at university. Also honored at the Awards Ceremony was Emily Hill, a 2015 graduating senior from Deforest High School in Deforest. Emily was awarded the Loretta Himmelsbach Scholarship which is available exclusively to Girl Scouts who have earned their Gold Award. Emily was selected on the basis of her community service, extra curricular involvement and leadership. She was also honored with her Gold Award at the ceremony. 

  • WHY WHAT IS THIS? A New Website!

    Do you love it? It’s spring so what better way to celebrate the freshness of the season than with this all-new, refreshed website. The site is designed to make it easier for you to find everything you need with just a click or two. We’re also thrilled that the website is just Phase One of even more new exceptional technology coming your way this year. All designed to make it easier to be a Girl Scout. Read more about what’s coming. 

  • Golden Girls

    Congratulations to the eight Badgerland Girl Scouts earning Gold!

    Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council recently honored eight girls who earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest national award a Girl Scout can earn. The Gold Award recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through take-action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

    The Girl Scouts were presented the Gold Award during a recognition ceremony held in Oregon, Wisconsin in March. "I am honored to congratulate these remarkable Girl Scouts," said Marci Henderson, CEO of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council. "Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award are young women of extraordinary achievement. They are well-prepared to become leaders in our communities."  The eight Badgerland Council Gold Award recipients join the ranks of an elite group of outstanding young women. Nationwide, less than 5 percent of Girl Scouts achieve this prestigious award. Their hard work and dedication reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set them apart and will prove invaluable throughout life.

    Class of 2015 Gold Awardees Courtney Burns, Troop 1054 -  Madison A child of donor insemination, Courtney discovered there are limited resources for such families to connect. Using the Donor Sibling Registry website, Courtney learned she has over 30 half siblings. Her curiosity piqued, sh...

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