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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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, General

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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Family Experience, General, Parents

Are girls thriving… or just surviving?

Here at Girl Scouts we believe that (like a rising tide lifting all boats) when the world is a better place for girls, it will be a better place for everyone! We are extremely interested in the “State of the Girl” or, in simple terms, what it’s like to be a girl in today’s world. Are girls thriving or just surviving? To help us understand this important question, the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) conducts original studies to inform national conversations about  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, General, News

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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