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Help Girl Scouts Soar in the Outdoors

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We have exciting news to share!

The William G. & Marie Selby Foundation has chosen Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida for a challenge grant to assist with the replacement of the Sarasota campus wetlands boardwalk and construction of a pavilion for outdoor programs. 

This challenge grant will support the expansion of Girl Scout programming for the outdoors and environmentally focused STEM activities at our council headquarters.

If our council raises $50,000 by November 30, 2020, the Foundation will provide us with a capping grant of $75,000.

Your gift will help us meet that goal.

A 2019 report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, Girls Soar in the Outdoors, shows that when girls participate in Girl Scout outdoor programming, they become more interested in the outdoors, feel more confident in their abilities, are more committed to environmental stewardship, and develop stronger outdoor competence.

Outdoor programs transform girls’ understanding and appreciation of nature, while helping them build a unique set of skills. They gain confidence in their ability to take on new challenges and succeed in life. With environmental stewardship, girls understand how their behaviors impact the environment and what they can do to protect the natural world.

One example of a wonderful outdoor activity that will be possible with a revitalized, safe boardwalk and new pavilion: our younger girls will have a chance to experience the joy of camping out for the very first time.

Make your gift soar with this exciting challenge grant!
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