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Financial Literacy

Cookies & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents

How to Help Your Girl’s Troop During the Cookie Program

It’s that time of year again! The time of goal-setting, resolution-making, and (most importantly) Girl Scout Cookies! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an awesome skill-building, money-earning opportunity for Girl Scouts. And the more adults involved in your troop’s sale, the more successful it can be! So, how can you help your girl’s troop during cookie season this year? There are so many opportunities! Register and Get Background Checked The first, and potentially most  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

Money Earning Tips for Big Adventures and Projects

Your girl has big dreams for her Girl Scout experience. Orlando in 2020 for Girl Scout’s 55th National Convention. A troop trip to Savannah or an individual Girl Scout Destinations adventure in Iceland. An awesome Highest Awards project that has a positive impact on her community. These are all possible. With some determination, advance planning, and hard work, she can make her dreams come true with Girl Scouts! Step 1: Choose Your Adventure Girl Scouts is girl-led, so sit down with  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, News, Parents, Volunteers

Simplifying the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Parents and caregivers want their girls to have the absolute best opportunities to grow into G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)™. But with busy schedules, it can be hard to fit in all of the amazing opportunities available to girls.  Because of this, parents are often forced to pick and choose the activities that take precedence with time and availability. We know girls need and want programs that will help them learn financial literacy. That’s why  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, General

Our Future Leaders: Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is one of the 4 Pillars of Girl Scouting, and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has always focused on these skills because we know girls need and want them. According to research conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), Having It All: Girls & Financial Literacy, most girls expect to be independent and financially empowered. They see few gender barriers in their way and have high expectations for their future financial lives. And this is awesome! However,  ...

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