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Girl Scout Myths: Debunked!

Girl Scouts is on a mission to empower girls everywhere to become leaders of courage, confidence, and character that make the world a better place. That’s not a myth, but there are some other things we’ve heard that are simply untrue, so we are here to debunk those myths! MYTH: Girl Scouts aren’t interested in getting outdoors. FACTS: GSWO has 6 camp properties that welcome girls through council programming, troop outings, and Service Unit events throughout the year. GSWO has a team  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Take the 2019 Get Outdoors Challenge!

With Memorial Day behind us, summer is officially here! And we cannot wait to spend time outdoors this season. Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered! With the brand new Get Outdoors Challenge, you’re sure to come up with many creative ways to spend time in the great outdoors all summer long. To take the challenge, download the summer activity checklist. Double-check how many activities need to be completed for each age level, and then head outdoors! Once you’ve  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Experience Girl Scouts as a Family with the Family Adventure Patch!

We know that girls benefit from Girl Scouts whether or not they’re in a troop setting. So whether you’re going to troop meetings or just spending time together as a family, you can be utilizing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Not sure where to begin? Well good news, there’s now a patch for that—the Family Adventure Patch! Complete at least six of the activities below and post a photo or video of you and your family engaged in an activity to social media (tag  ...

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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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