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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Peacebuilding Through Faith

World Thinking Day, an International Day of Friendship and Girl Scout tradition, has been celebrated on by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 countries every February 22 since 1926. Each year, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) selects a theme that represents a timely international issue for girls to focus on as they celebrate this Girl Scout tradition. The 2021 World Thinking Day theme is Peacebuilding. As we explore the topic of peacebuilding, the ties between  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

5 Socially Distant Winter Activities

Tis the season of icy winds, plunging temperatures, and gray overcast skies. Yes, the midwestern winter has arrived and so have the winter doldrums! But winter’s cold weather doesn’t have to drive us all indoors. With a little creativity (and the proper layering of clothes) winter can be a fun time for adventures. Here are a few tried and true favorite winter activities, perfect for a socially distant outing. Layer up and let’s go! Build a Bonfire Campfire building is a  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Parents, Volunteers

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Susan Matz

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. I became a Girl Scout in the 4th grade, as it took several years to find a leader for our troop in my small town of Wooster, Ohio. That year I met a tiny girl in my troop whose family had escaped Indonesia as the communists took over the country. Gwen became one of my dearest friends and still is. We shared cultures and traditions.  We laughed and worked together, had adventures in Girl Scouts, learned to be leaders and  ...

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Cookies & Beyond

5 Skills for Shaping your Girl’s Future (and How the Cookie Program Puts Them into Action!)

You may have heard that the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls five essential skills, but did you know that it can set up them up for successful futures by developing an entrepreneurial mindset? It’s true! Whether or not your Girl Scout is a budding business woman, the skills learned during the Girl Scout Cookie Program will last her a lifetime. What’s an Entrepreneurial Mindset? (And Why is It Important?) At Girl Scouts, we think of entrepreneurial mindset as a combination of  ...

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