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January 2017

Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, General, News

Are you ready for G.I.R.L. 2017- Columbus, OH?

Excitement is building for the epic adventure that is G.I.R.L. 2017!  This October, Girl Scout members of all ages, their caregivers, families, and anyone who cares about girls and their awe-inspiring potential are invited to join us in Columbus, Ohio for the experience of a lifetime! What is G.I.R.L. 2017? Our national convention is one of the largest gatherings of girls and women in the world. While you’re there, you’ll discover your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

Are You Ready for Camp, Space Cadettes?

Summer camp registration is almost here (resident camp, day camp, and special event registration opens January 25—that’s in two days!), and while outdoor adventures and awesome experiences are the norm for our camps in western Ohio, this year we’ve got a special option for Girl Scout Cadettes: a mission to Mars! Project Phoenix: Journey to Mars! In partnership with the Challenger Learning Center of Lake Erie West, the Space Cadettes session at Camp Libbey’s resident camp  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

Talking to Girls About Sensitive Issues

It happens to all of us. Your girl is happily chatting away about her day and then she mentions one of those topics that derails the entire conversation. A sensitive issue has come up, and no matter what it is (bullies at school, heated political debates, or violence they saw on the news recently), your simple conversation has now taken a difficult turn. So what do you do? While we don’t have all the answers, we’ve got some great recommendations from knowledgeable sources to  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, News

Ready for More Girls’ Choice Badges?

Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books so popular years ago? We sure do! Who didn’t love being the master of their own fate as they chose the actions that changed their adventures within those hilarious and occasionally disastrous stories? Like those long ago books, Girl Scouts wants our girls to be in charge of making their own choices, having amazing experiences, and grand adventures. And how are we making sure our girls are leading the way? One way is the  ...

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