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How to Build Leadership in Young Girls

Just a few weeks ago we discussed the importance of Growing Mentors the Girl Scout Way and how the Teen Mentoring Awards, specifically the Counselor in Training program at camp, helped a girl grow into a leadership role. And while camp and the CIT program are both awesome, not everyone can go to camp for that program and younger girls also make great mentors. So where else can we give girls opportunities to guide and teach others besides camp and Teen Mentoring Awards? And the answer is  ...

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Fall Program Events are Finally Opening!

Fall is nearly here and we’re kicking off another year of adventure and we want YOU to join us! Fall program events open on Ebiz to all members registered for the 2014-2015 membership year on August 13th and early bird registrants received access to fall events on August 6th. While there are too many programs at too many council properties to mention them all, here are 10 upcoming programs we’re excited to offer this year: 1. Toledo Chef Program: Daisies through Juniors can jump  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Volunteers

Growing Mentors the Girl Scout Way

Can you recall someone who made you believe in yourself? Who took the time to really get to know your skills and values and then helped you accomplish a goal? Ask most successful adults how they got where they are today and they’ll tell stories of skill and determination, but almost always there will be someone who supported them and encouraged them to reach for that goal. This is mentoring at its best and it is what you as Girl Scout volunteers do every day for girls. Sometimes as  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, General, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: SWAPS

Is your group attending a large Girl Scout event this year? Make it even more fun and meaningful by creating SWAPS together. What is a SWAP you ask? The traditional definition is Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. SWAPS are a long standing Girl Scout tradition and while no one is really sure when they became part of our history, girls through the decades have enjoyed exchanging them when they meet new people. Here is a great video from Girl Scouts of Atlanta on SWAPS.  ...

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