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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

3 Awesome Troop Trip Destinations in Ohio

Is your troop ready to try new things? To stretch their boundaries and explore the world beyond their hometown? Then it’s time to venture out by planning a troop trip. Where should you go? What about starting in the buckeye state? Ohio has some awesome destinations that your troop should consider for their next adventure. Check out some of our favorites below and start planning your next fun trip, Ohio style! Our State Parks If there’s something Ohioans love, it’s our  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

New Troop Tips: Exploring Your Community’s Resources

As a new troop leader, there is so much to learn. Each troop meeting and outing will add more knowledge and skill to your troop leader toolbox. Pretty soon you’ll have definite opinions on which Girl Scout repeat song you can (and cannot) handle on its fifteenth go round (looking at you, Princess Pat!), you’ll be able to predict how many fruit snacks a group of 10 first graders will consume in a single sitting, and your conflict resolution strategies will grow exponentially as  ...

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Featured, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Troop Committees: How to Build One & Why They’re Important for a Strong Troop

According to research from the Girl Scouts Research Institute, the most successful troops nationwide have 12 girl members. While this allows for lively, engaging conversation among the girls, it can quickly get overwhelming if there are only two troop leaders present. That’s where Troop Committees come in! Adult support is vital to the experience girls have in a troop setting, and Troop Committees ensure that you’ve got the help you need. What is a Troop Committee? The term  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Inclusion in Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization. We respect, value, and embrace the differences of all of our members and the community around us. We’re part of a wonderfully diverse sisterhood, like a quilt with thousands of different squares all stitched together. No two squares are exactly alike! Some of our differences you see, and some you don’t. There are biological differences like sexual orientation, ethnicity, personality, gender, physical abilities, learning / thinking style, race,  ...

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