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Are you ready for G.I.R.L. 2017- Columbus, OH?

Excitement is building for the epic adventure that is G.I.R.L. 2017!  This October, Girl Scout members of all ages, their caregivers, families, and anyone who cares about girls and their awe-inspiring potential are invited to join us in Columbus, Ohio for the experience of a lifetime! What is G.I.R.L. 2017? Our national convention is one of the largest gatherings of girls and women in the world. While you’re there, you’ll discover your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator,  ...

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Putting the “M” in STEM

Problem solving and critical thinking, having the confidence to ask questions and seek out answers, these are all skills we want to help girls build at Girl Scouts. Whether she grows up to become a mechanic, a neurosurgeon, a cosmetologist, or a stay-at-home Mom she’ll need to solve problems and STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math) give girls excellent opportunities to practice those important life skills. One of the major building blocks of STEM is math. And  ...

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6 Tips to Reach Your Cookie Goals!

Everyone take a deep breath and give yourself a pat on the back for surviving the initial order phase of our council’s cookie sale. You’ve been championing your girls throughout the sale and teaching them important skills like business ethics, money management, and customer service. Mission accomplished, right? But what if your troop (or daughter) hasn’t reached her cookie goal yet? How can we encourage our girls to go beyond the initial order taking and really stretch to  ...

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Venture Out-An Outdoor Resource

The great outdoors: a place of adventure, wonder, and immense potential for Girl Scout fun! Girls have been exploring the outdoors with us for over a hundred years and thanks to the More Than S’mores research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, we know that Girl Scouts benefit immensely from their time outdoors. But what if you’re not an outdoors woman? Or you just want to do some advance trouble shooting before taking a group of girls on an outdoor adventure? We’ve got you  ...

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