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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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General, News, Parents

The Pillars of Girl Scouting: Beyond Cookies, Camp, and Crafts

Do you know the four pillars of Girl Scouting? Lots of people would answer that question with “I thought there were 3: cookies, camp, and crafts,” but Girl Scouts is so much more than that! Girl Scouts of the USA explains that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience has four key areas that form the foundation of our program and our organization. And don’t worry, alums, they’ve been a part of Girl Scouts since the beginning! Ready to see what they are? Let’s go!  ...

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General, Volunteers

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!  1. 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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Our Future Leaders: Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is one of the 4 Pillars of Girl Scouting, and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has always focused on these skills because we know girls need and want them. According to research conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), Having It All: Girls & Financial Literacy, most girls expect to be independent and financially empowered. They see few gender barriers in their way and have high expectations for their future financial lives. And this is awesome! However,  ...

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