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5 Socially Distant Winter Activities

Tis the season of icy winds, plunging temperatures, and gray overcast skies. Yes, the midwestern winter has arrived and so have the winter doldrums! But winter’s cold weather doesn’t have to drive us all indoors. With a little creativity (and the proper layering of clothes) winter can be a fun time for adventures. Here are a few tried and true favorite winter activities, perfect for a socially distant outing. Layer up and let’s go! Build a Bonfire Campfire building is a  ...

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What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Susan Matz

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. I became a Girl Scout in the 4th grade, as it took several years to find a leader for our troop in my small town of Wooster, Ohio. That year I met a tiny girl in my troop whose family had escaped Indonesia as the communists took over the country. Gwen became one of my dearest friends and still is. We shared cultures and traditions.  We laughed and worked together, had adventures in Girl Scouts, learned to be leaders and  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, Volunteers

Are you ready for our first ever VIRTUAL National Council Session?

Every three years, Girl Scouts from all over the country (and even overseas) come together at the National Council Session to reinvigorate our membership, deepen our commitment to our Movement, and celebrate our successes. At our 55th triennial conference on October 23-25, girls and adult members from over 100 different councils, who applied and were selected as delegates earlier this year, will join together virtually to make important decisions for our organization. What types of  ...

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