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5 Next Level S’mores Recipes for Your Next Campfire

Is a campfire even complete without indulging in a crispy, gooey s’more!? We think not. In fact, did you know that Girl Scouts is credited with the first published s’more recipe? Yep! In 1927, Girl Scouts published, “Tramping and Trailing with Girl Scouts” which featured tips and guidelines for safely leading girls in outdoor experiences, such as campfire cooking. You can find the “Some More” recipe on page 71, where we finally get the answer to the age-old question: one  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Earn the Junior Mechanical Engineering Badge with Balloon-Powered Cars!

Girl Scouts and STEM go together like marshmallows and camp fires. That’s why we’re so excited about all of the new STEM badges that have come out in the past few years! Girl Scout volunteers Sharon and Dana, who work with GE Aviation, created a fun activity with Troop 44405 from Mason, Ohio to earn one of the Junior Mechanical Engineering badges! Watch the video above to find out how to do the activity with your troop! Ready to get started? GSWO has a few kits available for  ...

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We Want YOU to Complete the New Citizen Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

We’ve teamed up with Girl Scouts of the USA to earn the NEW Citizen Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and multi-level troops in grades 6-12! We are looking for troops to volunteer their time to try out the citizen science journey for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Multi-level troops are welcome to apply if all girls in the troop are in grades 6-12. We aim to include volunteers with a broad range of experiences (no STEM experience necessary!) and diverse make up. Why  ...

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We Want Your Troop to Help Test the NEW Entrepreneurship Program!

Calling All Troops! Girl Scouts of the USA has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio to test the NEW K-12 Entrepreneurship badges, made possible by Susan Bulkeley Butler. We need troops who will volunteer their time to test the NEW badges.  Troops selected will be assigned to test the new badge content for their assigned grade level. No entrepreneurial program experience necessary – all Girl Scout volunteers can deliver this program! Why participate? Your girls will…    Be the  ...

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