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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Parents, Volunteers

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Susan Matz

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. I became a Girl Scout in the 4th grade, as it took several years to find a leader for our troop in my small town of Wooster, Ohio. That year I met a tiny girl in my troop whose family had escaped Indonesia as the communists took over the country. Gwen became one of my dearest friends and still is. We shared cultures and traditions.  We laughed and worked together, had adventures in Girl Scouts, learned to be leaders and  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Cassie Barlow

My family has had an incredible Girl Scout journey over the past twenty years. I wasn’t a Girl Scout growing up—I came to Girl Scouts at the age of 34, and my husband became a Girl Scout at the age of 36 through a very inquisitive little five year old, our daughter. Our Girl Scout experience spanned Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Arizona, Germany, and England. The Girl Scout organization and experience contributed extensively to the confident, courageous woman my daughter has grown into. As you  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Let’s Talk to a Girl Scout Juliette!

There are so many ways to participate as a Girl Scout. One way is as a Girl Scout Juliette! A Juliette can participate in all of the fun activities she so chooses without being a member of a Girl Scout troop. Some Juliettes attend camp, many earn badges, some go for their Highest Awards, some travel, and some do all of the above! We checked in recently with a Girl Scout from the Dayton region about her Girl Scout experience as a Juliette, and here is what she had to say. Hi! I am Olivia and  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

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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