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Western Ohio G.I.R.L. Superstars

Are you a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™? Of course you are! Girl Scouts empowers girls to be courageous, try new things, take charge, AND change the world. And here in western Ohio we’re highlighting some of our very own G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ superstars as we countdown to G.I.R.L. 2017 next fall in Columbus, OH! Go-getter: Jojo, Cookie Top Seller Our top cookie seller this year sets goals and rises above challenges like a true  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

You Might Be a Girl Scout If…

Ask a Girl Scout what she loved about her years as a member and you’re likely to get a variety of stories and experiences with some common themes like friendship, fun, and life skills binding us all together. What can we say? When you’re a girl-led organization, the experience is going to be as unique as the girls themselves. And yet for all of the differences we’ve found a few things that if your answer is yes, it’s pretty likely you might be a Girl Scout. What do  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents

6 Reasons to SKIP Girl Scout Camp

There are so many reasons kids (and adults) choose Girl Scout camp and we’ve covered those reasons several times. So to be entirely fair, we’re giving you six reasons to stay inside in July and skip camp this year. 1. You’re addicted to your electronics and have no plans to ever unplug. What wonders and benefits can the outdoors possibly offer that compare to social media updates, Google searches, and video games? 2. You hate trying new things or pretty much anything that  ...

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Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

7 Lessons of Troop Beverly Hills

When a staff member said “you know, there’s a lot of awesome lessons for our troops in the movie Troop Beverly Hills,” we were pretty skeptical. Seriously, how often is a fun and kinda fluffy movie from 1989 still relevant decades later to the organization it parodied? After watching it, we’ve got to say there’s a lot of awesome lessons for volunteers (and our troops) in that movie. Here’s a few we loved: 1. You’re never too old to try something  ...

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