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4 Essentials of Managing a Large Troop

Girl Scout troops come in all shapes and sizes. And while the average troop for our council is around 12, we do have troops across western Ohio that are thriving with 30+ girl members. That’s a lot of girls! Is it too much? That depends. The general rule of thumb is that troops should have enough girls to provide a cooperative learning environment and still be small enough to allow for development of individual girls. And with planning, a supportive team of adults, and adaptive  ...

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Volunteers

4 Reasons to Attend Your Local Volunteer Meeting

As we look ahead to one of our busiest times of year (the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is coming!) with packed schedules full of school events, troop events, and (please!) family time, it can be hard to add another meeting to your calendar. And in the hustle and bustle what meeting often gets left out (or forgotten)? The local Girl Scout volunteer meetings, or as we call them, the Service Unit meeting. What’s a Service Unit meeting? These meetings are generally held monthly and led by other  ...

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Take the G.I.R.L. Agenda Pledge!

Calling all troop leaders! Through your dedication to the girls you serve every day, you’ve already shown us that you believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to stand up, speak out, and accomplish amazing things. Help us unleash that power in even more girls today by pledging to add one (or more!) girls to your troop by March 1, 2018—and you’ll qualify to win some fantastic prizes! Take the pledge between now and November 15, 2017, and tell us how  ...

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Volunteers

Girl Scouts Goes Digital With My GS!

Are you ready to go digital with My GS?! My GS is part of a national resource launched by GSUSA that contains the Volunteer Toolkit, a digital resource for planning your Girl Scout year. It also contains Member Profile (a member community that gives all our members online access to their member profile, contact details and membership renewal) and My Activities where they can register for council-sponsored Girl Scout activities! It’s all in one place, under the My GS tab at gswo.org! What’s  ...

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