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5 Socially Distant Winter Activities

Tis the season of icy winds, plunging temperatures, and gray overcast skies. Yes, the midwestern winter has arrived and so have the winter doldrums! But winter’s cold weather doesn’t have to drive us all indoors. With a little creativity (and the proper layering of clothes) winter can be a fun time for adventures. Here are a few tried and true favorite winter activities, perfect for a socially distant outing. Layer up and let’s go! Build a Bonfire Campfire building is a  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

11 Simple Games and Activities for Virtual Troop Meetings

Whether you are looking for something quick to get your meeting started, a mid-meeting wiggle break or your troop simply wants to have a game night together, there are game and activity options for every age! We have complied 11 of our favorite games and activities to try at your virtual troop meetings with little to no supplies required. Show & Tell Great for all ages Anyone of any age will love a round of show & tell. It could even become a regular opening activity at your  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Celebrate Founder’s Day By Doing a Good Turn

Girl Scouts have been striving to live up to our slogan “Do A Good Turn Daily” since way back in 1912 when we were founded! That’s why for this Founder’s Day we’re challenging you to do something to make a difference in the world in celebration of our trailblazing founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette was born on October 31, 1860, and each year on Halloween, we celebrate Founder’s Day in her honor! So how can you do a good turn this Founder’s Day  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

6 Yummy Campfire Recipes to Try with Your Troop

If you ask a Girl Scout about her favorite outdoor activities, campfire cooking is always high on the list. There’s just something magical and memorable about making yummy treats (or whole meals) over the fire with your troop. For your culinary enjoyment, we gathered some favorite campfire recipes that our staff remember from their Girl Scout youth. Test them out with your troop for one awesome campfire cookout! Banana Boats “I was a Girl Scout in the Treaty-Tri South area and  ...

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