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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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6 Ways to Find Success at Your Cookie Booths

Cookie booth season is almost upon us! Troops are hitting up stores and community centers across western Ohio to set up tables, meet with customers, and sell some Girl Scout Cookies. And the best part? Girls get to do amazing things with their cookie earnings. So, what are some ways troops can find success at your cookie booths to earn more (and therefore experience more)? Here are 6 of our favorites! 1. Wear Your Uniform! Girl Scout uniforms are incredibly iconic. Everyone  ...

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Thinking Outside the Cookie Box: 4 Non-Traditional Booth Locations

Booth sales are coming and if you’re looking for some non-traditional location ideas that have paid off for our troops, here are some outside the box ideas we’ve collected over the years from creative girls and their leaders. Sometimes choosing the road (or booth location) less traveled can make all the difference! If there are people there, put a booth there! Great places to sell cookies are anyplace there are a lot of people – outside church services, at school sporting  ...

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