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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Girl Scout Ava Exemplifies G.I.R.L. with Toy Drive

Community service is in Girl Scouts’ DNA. Ever since the organization was founded in 1912, Girl Scouts offered a helping hand to those in need and worked together to improve their corner of the world. And that’s still true today! Ava M, a Cadette Girl Scout from Cincinnati, applied what she’s learned about caring for her community through Girl Scouts to something near and dear to her heart: cheering up sick children. When she was younger, she was a patient at Cincinnati  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

5 Awesome Ice Breaker Activities for Middle School Girls

A good ice breaker can be worth its weight in gold when working with middle school girls. Why? Because there’s a lot of ice (and some angst) to break through with this age group! And any activity, game, or conversation starter that can help you turn a bunch of individual girls in the uncomfortable “I don’t really know these people” stage into a group that is communicative, engaged, and comfortable with each other is priceless! So what are our favorite ice breakers  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience

10 Awesome Ice Breaker Activities for Elementary School Girls

Just like you warm up before singing or exercising, sometimes you need to warm up in social groups, like troop meetings, to get the party started! Ice breaker activities help integrate everyone involved to a group environment, which can sometimes be a little uncertain at first. By starting your group with a short, simple activity, everyone can ease in and feel more comfortable participating. Ice breakers also help break up cliques and get everyone talking together. They build rapport with  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

3 Grand Troop Trip Adventures in the US

Is your troop ready for an adventure? To venture far beyond their hometown as they try new things and see new places? If that sounds like your girls, then it’s time to expand their horizons by planning a troop trip. Where should you go? While there are a million different destinations your troop could pick across the US, here’s a few of our favorites. Check them out and then start planning your next troop trip! Choose a Girl Scout-y Destination What about choosing a destination that  ...

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