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

Guest Editorial: Girl Scouts Give Back!

To help people at all times… Troop 20487 recites these words from the Girl Scout Promise before starting each meeting. We live in a small community were we all take care of each other. It is important to me as a troop leader to instill this value upon these girls. Our troop started 4 years ago, these 14 girls were just 5 years old. 5-year-olds understand what it means to help people, but it is a difficult challenge to put it in terms of relatability and meaning. Upon starting our  ...

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Volunteer Experience

Becoming a Girl Scout: Intern Edition

Girl Scouts is all about paving new ways, tackling goals and building up confidence through self-discovery. During my time interning here at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, I have been able to learn all about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the feeling of tradition this organization brings to its members and overall who Girl Scouts really are. My passion for this organization has grown tremendously these past couple months. Prior to this experience I knew very little about this  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Girl Scout Camp Counselors: Allison’s 5 Life Lessons I Learned at Camp!

15 years ago, I took a leap of faith and applied to a summer job as a camp counselor for Girl Scouts. I had been a Girl Scout growing up and knew all the amazing things that being a part of the organization instilled in young girls, but I was in for a surprise at all the benefits I would gain as an adult member! That first summer was the first of five that I would spend working at camp in varying capacities. The lessons I learned are still a part of my everyday life today. I could probably  ...

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Alumnae, Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience

Girl Scout Camp Counselors: Diamond’s Journey from Camp Counselor to Troop Leader to Lifetime Member

When I was in high school, I had a group of close knit friends who were in Girl Scouts. They had started together at a young age, and were working on their Gold Award when we were in High School. I loved hanging out with them—but I kept telling myself it was too late, or I was too busy to join. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward a couple of years. During my freshman year of college, my sister went and worked at a Girl Scout camp a few hours from our house. She told me I should work there the  ...

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