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It’s Not Just a Cookie: From Cookie Rookie to Entrepreneur, Girl Scout Style!

Did you know that 50% of female business leaders wore Girl Scout green in their youth? That’s an awesome track record of building future entrepreneurs. How do we do it? Through our awesome Cookie Program, and its 5 skills, of course! What are the 5 skills? Decision making, goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics are what our girls are learning as they’re earning money for troop activities and it’s these skills that set them apart as  ...

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Alumnae, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Celebrate Girl Scout Spirit Week 2018!

There’s so much to be proud of when you’re a Girl Scout member, alum, parent, or volunteer! Girl Scouts is the best leadership development experience for girls in the world. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her  ...

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Featured, Parents

Are You Man Enough to be a Girl Scout? These 5 Superstar Volunteers Are!

We believe that when girls succeed, so does society. And what’s the best way you can help girls (and society) succeed?  Being a youth mentor! “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington So we ask you, gentleman: are you ready to be a mentor for your daughter?  For girls  ...

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Parents

How to Stay Connected When Your Girl Doesn’t See Her Troop Every Day

Kids everywhere are excitedly celebrating summer vacation! But there’s one part of summer break that can be a bit of a downer: your girl no longer gets to see her awesome troop every day. Womp womp. So, how can you help her stay connected to her troop-mates when she’s away from school? We’ve got 5 ideas for you! 1. Sign up for TAC Camp! What better way to connect with your troop than spending 2 or 3 nights at Girl Scout Camp together? Girls will work with their troop  ...

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