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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Offers Journey Books in Braille


January 24, 2013

Beginning this year, Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be offering many of its popular National Program Portfolio Resources in Braille.

The books were made available through a gift for printing provided to Girl Scouts of the USA. This gift honors the memory of Jane O’Connor Verhage, who was a former Girl Scout troop leader, Board Member, and former Director of Volunteers for Braille Institute of America. Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Program Department requested that this free resource be made available to all of Connecticut’s membership.

“It’s important to us to be an all-inclusive organization and ensure that all Girl Scouts have the same rewarding experiences,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We’re pleased to offer these books thanks to the generosity of this gift for printing. We hope that this resource proves helpful to those who need it.”

All three Leadership Journey books are included in this collection: It’s Your World, Change It!, It’s Your Planet, Love It!, and It’s Your Story, Tell It! These Leadership Journeys allow girls to hone their leadership skills while exploring a particular topic. Each Journey has a selection of activities and experiences that are tied to the 15 national outcomes of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which helps girls discover about themselves and their values, connect with others to build healthy relationships, and take action to make their world and community a better place. This collection includes both girl books and adult guides.

All other current Girl Scout resources for Girl Scout Daisies (grades K-1), Brownies (grades 2-3), Juniors (grades 4-5), Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12) are included. This includes The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, a binder that includes handbooks, legacy badges, and a journal area as well as the Skill Builder Badge Sets.

Members who wish to borrow these resources may contact Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Program Department at 1-800-922-2770 or program@gsofct.org.


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