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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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Cookies & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

Are You Prepared for Cookie Booth Sales?

Cookie Booth season is almost upon us! With so much going on in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for the Cookies in Hand Phase. Here’s a simple list of things to remember before you go out and sell with your girls! Pick Up Your Cookies Once Girl Scout Cookies arrive in western Ohio, you’ll need to pick them up! You’ll want to make sure you have enough cookies for all of the customers who will be visiting you!  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Cookies & Beyond

5 Next Level S’mores Recipes for Your Next Campfire

Is a campfire even complete without indulging in a crispy, gooey s’more!? We think not. In fact, did you know that Girl Scouts is credited with the first published s’more recipe? Yep! In 1927, Girl Scouts published, “Tramping and Trailing with Girl Scouts” which featured tips and guidelines for safely leading girls in outdoor experiences, such as campfire cooking. You can find the “Some More” recipe on page 71, where we finally get the answer to the age-old question: one  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Cookies & Beyond, Family Experience, Volunteer Experience

Girl Scout Myths: Debunked!

Girl Scouts is on a mission to empower girls everywhere to become leaders of courage, confidence, and character that make the world a better place. That’s not a myth, but there are some other things we’ve heard that are simply untrue, so we are here to debunk those myths! MYTH: Girl Scouts aren’t interested in getting outdoors. FACTS: GSWO has 6 camp properties that welcome girls through council programming, troop outings, and Service Unit events throughout the year. GSWO has a team  ...

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