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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, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Cookies & Beyond

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

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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