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Simple Tips for Managing Group Behavior

You’ve heard that old saying, “it’s like herding cats.” Our hope is to keep that expression from describing your experience with your Girl Scout troop, so we have asked some experienced troop leaders and educators who work with youth every day for tips for managing group behavior. Adhere to a Troop Agreement Set clear expectations from the start to ensure all members (girls and adults!) are on the same page. A troop agreement is a compliment to the Girl Scout Promise & Law.  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Girl Scout Ava Exemplifies G.I.R.L. with Toy Drive

Community service is in Girl Scouts’ DNA. Ever since the organization was founded in 1912, Girl Scouts offered a helping hand to those in need and worked together to improve their corner of the world. And that’s still true today! Ava M, a Cadette Girl Scout from Cincinnati, applied what she’s learned about caring for her community through Girl Scouts to something near and dear to her heart: cheering up sick children. When she was younger, she was a patient at Cincinnati  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General

10 Outdoor Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Whether you are an outdoor adventurer or more of an indoor enthusiast, there are lots of fun, interesting ideas to push away the pesky winter blues. We went to the experts, our Outdoor Trainers and Outdoor Program staff, to ask them about their favorite winter activities. Hike through a winter wonderland Okay, so we live in Ohio and the whole “winter wonderland” thing can be more of a gray soggy mess, but our Outdoor Program Manager, Tori Houck, promises that snow or not, it  ...

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General, News

Honoring Our Girl Scout Sisters from Wisconsin Troop 3055

Our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn the loss of our Girl Scout sisters from Wisconsin Troop 3055. The girls and volunteers were all living our mission, making their community a better place while following all proper safety protocols as they cleaned up a stretch of highway they had adopted. We’ve been hearing from many of you across the Movement who are asking for guidance on how to help, honor, and reach out to the families impacted by the tragic car crash that took the lives  ...

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