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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, 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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Family Experience, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Helping Girls Find Their Spark!

Everyone needs a spark in their lives. What is a spark? According to the Thrive Foundation for Youth a spark is a passion or skill that we feel deeply and helps us grow. They come from deep within and are a source of joy and energy. A spark can be many things from an interest in music, to a passion for animals, a love of one’s country, or a deep seated desire to help others. Why are sparks important? Research shows that children who know and develop their spark-and have adults who  ...

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Family Experience, General, Volunteer Experience

I Can’t Wait To…

What can’t you wait to see the girls in your group do this year?  Many Girl Scout groups take a break for the summer but it’s never too early to start the ball rolling for the new membership year.  In July, begin getting your first meeting date on your calendars.  While it’s important to make your plans based on what the girls are interested in, it’s also good to know what parents want their daughters to get out of Girl Scouting.  Send this video out to the parents  ...

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