- Girl Scouts earn badges when they learn different skills.
- They need to know a square knot from a highwayman’s hitch.
- Test your knowledge of basic Girl Scouts survival skills and the tools they use.
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There’s more to Girl Scouts of the USA than just delicious cookies.
Girl Scouts earn badges when they master different skills, participate in community service, and work to make the world a better place.
Are you as savvy as a Girl Scout? Test your knowledge of knots, basic survival skills, and general Girl Scouts trivia.
What year were the Girl Scouts of the USA founded?
Who founded Girl Scouts?
Answer: Juliette Gordon Low
She was encouraged to start the Girl Scouts through her friendship with Robert and Agnes Baden-Powell, who had established the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides in England. She formed the first US troop in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912.
What is the Girl Scouts slogan?
Answer: “Do a good turn daily.”
Can you name the seven legacy badges?
Answer: Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Girl Scout Way, and Naturalist.
What are “SWAPS”?
Answer: “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere,” or keepsakes exchanged with other Girl Scouts they meet while travelling.
What is a square knot used for?
Answer: A square knot is used to join two ropes together.
What is an “Arc of Safety”?
Answer: When holding a pocketknife, staying an arm’s length away from anyone and anything.
How does one make a “Friendship Salad”?
Answer: Each Girl Scout brings a fruit to be cut up and added to the salad, and the leader adds mini marshmallows.
Which is more dangerous: a sharp knife or a dull knife?
Answer: A dull knife, because they require more pressure to use, so you have a better chance of cutting yourself if you slip. They also leave jagged cuts that don’t heal as well.
In the three-tub dish washing method at campsites, what are the three tubs?
Answer: Soap, rinse, and bleach.
What is a highwayman’s hitch used for?
Answer: It’s a knot that is used to tie a drip bag containing washed dishes on a line to dry, with the ability to release it easily.
What is a whetstone?
Answer: A stone used for sharpening knives. Girl Scouts learn how to use a whetstone to sharpen their pocketknives.
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