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Download and read online Mouse Scouts Make a Difference in PDF and EPUB Includes crafts, activities, and a song.
Download and read online Mouse Scouts Make A Difference in PDF and EPUB For fans of Ivy and Bean and Junie B. Jones comes a brand-new chapter book series: Mouse Scouts! Violet, Tigerlily, and their friends are ready to earn their Make a Difference badge. If only they could agree on what kind of difference they want to make. But when the troop decides to clean up a local park, they find themselves facing an unusual rescue mission. Will the girls be able to make a real difference, or will this badge prove more than the Mouse Scouts can handle? Brimming with lively black-and-white illustrations—including pages from the official Mouse Scout Handbook, plus diagrams, games, activities, and more—this darling new series is just right for chapter book readers.
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Download and read online Tough Cookies in PDF and EPUB Fundamental principles for how Girl Scouts USA is run and why it's so successful Millions of American businesswomen, thought leaders, and politicians received their first lessons in salesmanship, money management, marketing, teamwork, and fulfillment in the Girl Scouts. The Girls Scouts has shaped the lives of more than 50 million alumnae alive today. Eighty percent of American female senior business executives and business owners are former Girl Scouts. In March 2012, the Girl Scouts will celebrate their 100th anniversary. Tough Cookies captures the essence of this iconic organization and the principles that have allowed them to build and sustain a 100-year-old organization. Under current CEO Kathy Cloninger's leadership, the Girl Scouts has transformed and enhanced its ability to develop leadership in young women. Tough Cookies outlines the rise of the Girl Scouts, this recent and dramatically successful shift, and lessons that are applicable to make any business or organization a success. An inspiring story of the Girl Scouts founding, along with leadership and business lessons that can be applied to organizations of any size No other organization compares to Girl Scouts in size, experience, and resources devoted to developing leadership skills Publication coincides with the 100-year anniversary of GSUSA What can your business learn from the Girl Scouts?
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Download and read online The Leopard and The Mouse in PDF and EPUB This is the story of a meeting between two very different animals – a leopard and a mouse. Imagine for a moment that you are a very hungry mouse and you happen to find some food. Having just put a small piece of meat into your mouth, you are suddenly staring at the front legs of a giant creature. This is the situation in which Thomas finds himself one sunny day. He has every reason to be fearful, but this is a mouse who feels he can trust his inner knowing. This is a mouse who believes he will find all that he needs. This is a mouse who is not afraid to be open to all life has to offer. And what about the owner of the giant legs? She is a huge and beautiful leopard. She has never seen a mouse before and she certainly has never seen one eating her dinner. What develops from this chance encounter is not what you might think. Sasha the leopard is a strong and powerful animal. She understands that she has a choice about what to do. She can help or hurt the tiny mouse. Is Thomas in danger, or will he discover that what he believes really comes true?
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Download and read online Here Come the Girl Scouts The Amazing All True Story of Juliette Daisy Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure in PDF and EPUB The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder. Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era. Prim and proper? BOSH! Dainty and delicate? HOW BORING! She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world--and nothing would stop her. Combining her ancestors’ passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts. One hundred years later, they continue to have adventures, do good deeds, and make a difference!
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