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

Popular Troop Trip Destinations

Girls have been exploring the world around them since 1912 and one important experience is the troop trip. If you’re looking for the next memory maker for your troop we’ve got some exciting destinations for your girls. Here are a few of the more popular trips troops from Western Ohio took in 2013-2014. 1. The Zoo: what a great place for combining badge work and adventure. Many zoos have education programs for youth, some that are Girl Scout badge specific, and overnights with  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Get Inspired!

Are you a Girl Scout Daisy or Brownie volunteer who is hoping that all of your girls return to the troop next year?  Maybe you are a Girl Scout Junior volunteer who is trying to get parent support to help the girls through their Girl Scout Bronze award.  Perhaps you are a Girl Scout Cadette volunteer  who is trying to inspire girls to do their Girl Scout Silver award or get your Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to commit to earning their Gold Award.  Well, if you are any of these, this  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience

Honor Your Leader – April 22

“My purpose…to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.” –Juliette Gordon Low Dear Leader, if you are reading this, you hold an honored place in history as an inspirer who leads young women onward in the pursuit of this thing we call life. You are creating a return on investment, of which your life will only begin to see the mark of your  ...

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