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3 Outdoor Activities for Snow Days

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind may moan but that doesn’t stop Girl Scouts from heading out and enjoying the snow. Are you ready to bundle up and head outside for some snowy day activities? Here’s a few of our favorites to try this winter. Get Creative! Test your architectural design skills by building a snow castle. You’ll just need a shovel, a bucket, and a variety of plastic food containers or paper cups—any containers will do to use as a mold for walls, turrets,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

9 Ways to Use Adventure Where You Are Camp Boxes with Your Family, Troop, or Service Unit

We’re excited to bring back our Adventure Where You Are camp boxes for 2021! Our 8 outdoor-themed boxes feature self-guided activities that are perfect for girls of all ages—and they can be done with your family, as a troop, or even as a service unit! Tomorrow, May 28, is the last day to order all 8 boxes! So if you’re on the fence about whether Camp in a Box is right for you, consider all of the possibilities: Explore your local park (or parks!) with your camp boxes. The  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Cassie Barlow

My family has had an incredible Girl Scout journey over the past twenty years. I wasn’t a Girl Scout growing up—I came to Girl Scouts at the age of 34, and my husband became a Girl Scout at the age of 36 through a very inquisitive little five year old, our daughter. Our Girl Scout experience spanned Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Arizona, Germany, and England. The Girl Scout organization and experience contributed extensively to the confident, courageous woman my daughter has grown into. As you  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Let’s Talk to a Girl Scout Juliette!

There are so many ways to participate as a Girl Scout. One way is as a Girl Scout Juliette! A Juliette can participate in all of the fun activities she so chooses without being a member of a Girl Scout troop. Some Juliettes attend camp, many earn badges, some go for their Highest Awards, some travel, and some do all of the above! We checked in recently with a Girl Scout from the Dayton region about her Girl Scout experience as a Juliette, and here is what she had to say. Hi! I am Olivia and  ...

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