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Girl Scout Dictionary
Age Level: There are 5 age levels in Girl Scouting: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior
Baden-Powell: Lord Baden-Powell was the founder of the Boy Scout movement, Lady Baden-Powell was the founder of the Girl Guide movement.
Bridging: The process of moving from one age level of Girl Scouting to another
Brownie Ring: Form of Government commonly used in a Brownie Troop. (See Leaders Handbook)
Buddy System: A safety system where two girls stay together and watch out for each other.
Court of Awards: A ceremony to present earned recognitions at any level.
Daisy Circle: Form of Government commonly used by a Daisy Troop (See Daisy Leaders Handbook)
Founder's Day: October 31, the birthday of Juliette Low
Girl Scout Birthday: March 12th, the date of the first Girl Scout meeting in the USA in 1912
Girl Scout Handshake: Execute the Girl Scout Sign with the right hand and shake hands with the left
Girl Scout Motto: Be Prepared
Girl Scout Sign: Three middle fingers of right hand raised shoulder high with thumb over little finger, given when saying the Promise or when doing a Girl Scout Handshake.
Girl Scout Slogan: Do a good turn daily.
Girl Scouts' Own: An inspirational ceremony with a theme planned by and for Girl Scouts.
Gold Award: The highest award a Girl Scout may earn (this is done as a Senior)
GSUSA: Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Fly-Up: The ceremony in which a Brownie becomes a Junior Girl Scout.
Investiture: A special ceremony to welcome a girl Scout where she receives her pin and officially makes her Promise for the first time.
JLWFF: Juliette Low world Friendship Fund, a voluntary fund that benefits guiding throughout the world.
Juliette "Daisy" Low: Founder of Girl Scouting in the U.S.A.
Kaper Chart: A chart showing all jobs available and who is responsible for each job generally on a rotating basis.
Quiet Sign: Right hand raised above head - it means stop talking
Rededication: A ceremony when Girl Scouts reaffirm their belief in the Promise and Law.
Safety-Wise: The publication put out by GSUSA detailing safety practices that should be adhered to.
Silver Award : The highest award that a Cadette Girl Scout may earn
Sit Upon: A cushion to sit on outside generally made by Girl Scouts.
SWAPS: Special Whaytchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. Small craft items usually created with a theme in mind with a pin attached. Girls trade these with other girl scouts. Thinking Day: February 22; the birthplace of Lord and lady Baden-Powell, designed as a day to think about scouts and guides worldwide.
Trefoil: The international symbol of Girl Scouting. Our pins are in the shape of a trefoil.
Troop Committee: Adults who assist the troop in some way either at the meetings or by taking on jobs such as Telephone Chair, etc.
WAGGGS : World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, the worldwide organization to which Girl Scouts belong.
Wider Opportunity: Any opportunity outside the regular meeting place, although Wider Ops generally refer to opportunities advertised through GSUSA
World Association Pin: A pin worn by members of WAGGGS. All Girl Scoyts are member of WAGGGS.
YIGS or YIS: Some scouts use this at the end of a letter. Yours in Girl Scouts or Yours in Scouts.

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