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5 Ways to Inspire Children to Love Nature

by Sarah Haney When children spend time outdoors, amazing things happen! Study after study shows that there are great benefits to daily time spent outdoors for children (and adults too!). So how do you inspire kids to get outdoors and love the natural world? Here’s a few ideas for you to try: 1. Bring nature down to their size Nature can be intimidating for children. Think of how tall a tree is to a 5-year-old or how long a hike around a lake might be for a 7-year-old. When you are a  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

Are You Prepared for Cookie Booth Sales?

Cookie Booth season is almost upon us! With so much going on in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for the Cookies in Hand Phase. Here’s a simple list of things to remember before you go out and sell with your girls! Pick Up Your Cookies Once Girl Scout Cookies arrive in western Ohio, you’ll need to pick them up! You’ll want to make sure you have enough cookies for all of the customers who will be visiting you!  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

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