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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

Troop Trips: Oh the Places You’ll Go

Are you ready to take your troop on an adventure? Why not expand their horizons with a troop trip? Girls have been exploring their world on troop trips for decades and with so many amazing events offered by our community partners, awesome overnight experiences and Destinations to explore we know your girls will love this Girl Scout tradition! How do you start planning the trip? We’ve got you covered with some great resources to make sure your troop is ready to go! Follow these  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

Girl Scout Lingo: What Does That Mean?

Girl Scouts has been around for more than 100 years, which means we’ve had a lot of time to pick up a lot of traditions and quirky terminology. When you first join, it can feel like everyone is speaking another language! To help bridge the gap, we’ve created a glossary of the most common Girl Scout words and phrases. We recommend keeping this page bookmarked, because we’ll continue to update it as needed!   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W A Alum  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

How to Build a Healthy Service Unit

We all know there are those Girl Scout troops and service units that have everything going on; their girls and parents are happy, their bank accounts are adequately funded, and their volunteers seem to know everything they need to know to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who are making the world a better place. So what’s their secret? And how do the rest of us get there? While we don’t have a magic formula for happy and healthy troops and service units (if you  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Essentials of Managing a Large Troop

Girl Scout troops come in all shapes and sizes. And while the average troop for our council is around 12, we do have troops across western Ohio that are thriving with 30+ girl members. That’s a lot of girls! Is it too much? That depends. The general rule of thumb is that troops should have enough girls to provide a cooperative learning environment and still be small enough to allow for development of individual girls. And with planning, a supportive team of adults, and adaptive  ...

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