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ERIC Number: ED541199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1919
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Girl Scouts as an Educational Force. Bulletin, 1919, No. 33
Low, Juliette
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
So closely is learning interwoven with doing that to the Girl Scout herself all the scout activities are "just play." To the observant educator, the fundamentals of citizenship, good health, and community spirit are implanted through the natural ambition of the Girl Scout to strive for proficiency badges and scout honors. Subtler, but by no means less important, is the morale established by the Girl Scout promise and laws. The tests for scout rank and the system of merit and proficiency badges are planned with the four essentials for wholesome living in mind--headwork, handwork, health, and helpfulness. The declared purpose of the Girl Scout organization is "to promote the virtues of womanhood by training girls to recognize their obligations to God and country, to prepare for duties devolving upon women in the home, in society and the State, and to guide them in ways conducive to personal honor and the public good"; in other words, to train girls for citizenship in the broadest sense. This is the undeclared desire in every adolescent girl's heart. Girl Scout troops are her laboratory courses in the school of living. Thus, the educational program of Girl Scouts supplements and strengthens the educational efforts of both the home and the school. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)