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6 Ways to Make Digital Cookie More Personal

Throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls are learning valuable skills as they run their own cookie business. And in the age of the internet, learning online marketing skills is invaluable—which is why Digital Cookie is such an awesome tool! In  addition, Digital Cookie orders average twice as many packages per order as face-to-face orders. That means she can reach her goal in half the time! But without the face-to-face interactions girls have when selling cookies door-to-door or  ...

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Our Gold Shines Bright: Rebecca’s Story

HONORING HOMETOWN HEROES I have been in Girl Scouts for 12 years, but this past year was the most monumental and life-changing year as I worked on my Gold Award. My troop has always engaged in many different community service events. I was repeatedly drawn to projects involving veterans, like when we made over 100 Christmas boxes for veterans at the VA Hospital, or made cards and sent Girl Scout cookies to injured soldiers, or—my favorite—when we recycled wooden pallets and painted them as  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

Our Gold Shines Bright: Maria’s Story

Maria is a graduate of Stephen T. Badin High school from Fairfield, OH. For her Gold Award project, entitled “Short Film to Combat Mental Health Stigma,” Maria self-directed a short film to help young people understand and relate to those with mental illnesses to help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. Check out her inspiring story below! I remember sitting at a Gold Award workshop when I was only in 7th grade and having my head rush me with ideas until my mind slowed down  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

7 Essentials of a Gold Award Project

Are you starting to consider ideas for your Gold Award project? Do you need a little guidance on what we really mean when the Gold Award Guidelines state that you are on your honor to uphold the Standards of Excellence? Let’s break down some of the essential components of a Gold Award (or any Take Action Project) to consider as you start to plan your project. 1. There is a connection to a national or global issue. As you are using your values and skills to choose which issue in your  ...

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