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Girl Scouts launch 3 new outdoor initiatives to prepare girls for Kindergarten

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Posted at 6:01 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 06:01:11-04

Girl Scouts is launching a free virtual event series to ensure girls are prepared for Kindergarten.

The "Make New Friends" series will be hosted by local councils across the country.

Girl Scouts says the four-part series is specially designed and engaging.

Girls will:

  • Practice interacting with other girls, exploring new ideas, and gaining the courage to ask questions about what they see
  • Explore emotions and learn how being persistent can help them achieve their dreams
  • Use their senses to process the world around them while practicing reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Learn how to listen to a story, identify key characters, follow a plotline, and then share what they learned

“Girl Scouts is filling the critical need of preparing girls to learn, lead, and thrive in their kindergarten classrooms,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Girl Scouts’ national reach gives girls in rural, urban, and suburban communities the opportunity to learn important pre-K readiness skills, especially social emotional learning. Our Make New Friends virtual event series helps girls create friendships, develop independence, and practice social awareness skills so they are poised for success.”

Click here to sign up for a local event series.