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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Parents, Volunteers

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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Cookies & Beyond

5 Skills for Shaping your Girl’s Future (and How the Cookie Program Puts Them into Action!)

You may have heard that the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls five essential skills, but did you know that it can set up them up for successful futures by developing an entrepreneurial mindset? It’s true! Whether or not your Girl Scout is a budding business woman, the skills learned during the Girl Scout Cookie Program will last her a lifetime. What’s an Entrepreneurial Mindset? (And Why is It Important?) At Girl Scouts, we think of entrepreneurial mindset as a combination of  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

11 Simple Games and Activities for Virtual Troop Meetings

Whether you are looking for something quick to get your meeting started, a mid-meeting wiggle break or your troop simply wants to have a game night together, there are game and activity options for every age! We have complied 11 of our favorite games and activities to try at your virtual troop meetings with little to no supplies required. Show & Tell Great for all ages Anyone of any age will love a round of show & tell. It could even become a regular opening activity at your  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Cassie Barlow

My family has had an incredible Girl Scout journey over the past twenty years. I wasn’t a Girl Scout growing up—I came to Girl Scouts at the age of 34, and my husband became a Girl Scout at the age of 36 through a very inquisitive little five year old, our daughter. Our Girl Scout experience spanned Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Arizona, Germany, and England. The Girl Scout organization and experience contributed extensively to the confident, courageous woman my daughter has grown into. As you  ...

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