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Three Reasons to Get Creative with your Troop

At Girl Scouts, we know that a rising tide lifts all boats. That’s why we’re excited to work with Kelsey Pytlik of Gild Collective in Cincinnati to bring more content to parents and troop leaders on the GSWO Blog! Take it away, Kelsey! At Gild Collective, our mission from day one has been to inspire confidence in women through creativity and community — and the creativity piece is at the core of it all. We have seen the impact that creative projects can have on a room full of  ...

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Guest Editorial: Abby Sowinski, Why I Stay in Girl Scouts

Why am I a Girl Scout? Girl Scouts gives me so many opportunities that I cannot go anywhere else to get. I joined Girls Scouts as an eager 1st grade Daisy. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to attend camps, earn awards, and meet new friends. Camps help me gain a better understanding of the world around me. Service Awards, like the Silver Award, challenge me in different ways and help me to grow as a leader. My Girl Scout friends are many, as we are sisters in Girl Scouts. When I  ...

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Guest Editorial: Nora Honkomp, Why I Stay in Girl Scouts

  I joined my school’s Girl Scout troop in first grade and at the time, our meetings were filled with all twenty of my fellow troop mates running around and having a blast. Because of the large number of girls, we had a very enriching experience. We went on large camp outs. We took several meetings to finish badges. We went on monthly outings chaperoned by bunches of parents. However, our big, exciting troop slowly dwindled to a select few. By eighth grade, there were only four girls  ...

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Guest Editorial: Girl Scout Alumna Megan Gardam

Two years ago I was in Savannah, GA, and decided to visit Juliette Gordon Low’s grave site. I mapped out how to get there and set out on my run. The distance wasn’t far for me, but the journey that brought me there was. While there I said to her tombstone “Did you have any idea what it was that you started, and could you have ever imagined how many lives you were going to touch?” My Girl Scout journey started in first grade and proceeded through my senior year of high school. Girl Scouting  ...

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