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Guest Editorial: How to Take on Girl-Led Service Projects

by Kate Harold Service is important to many of our troop’s families, and of course it’s a big part of what Girl Scouts is about. Last year my co-leader and I decided to embark on a service project with our troop that would last throughout the school year, rather than being a one-time event. At that time, our troop consisted of 13 second grade Brownies and one sixth grade Cadette. After our first year being a troop together, we received feedback that many of the girls and their families  ...

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Guest Editorial: My Experience Achieving the Bronze Award

by Girl Scout Zoe R. My name is Zoe and I am a Cadette and I have completed my Bronze Award as a Junior with my troop 32185, in association with Project Believe. This is how we achieved it. It was the summer of 2018. I was in another troop at the time but we weren’t going to do the award. My friend was planning on doing the award with her troop and she and her mom asked if I wanted to do it with them. I agreed and they told me and my mom when the troop was meeting. The day of the meeting we  ...

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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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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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