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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

Girl Scout Lingo: What Does That Mean?

Girl Scouts has been around for more than 100 years, which means we’ve had a lot of time to pick up a lot of traditions and quirky terminology. When you first join, it can feel like everyone is speaking another language! To help bridge the gap, we’ve created a glossary of the most common Girl Scout words and phrases. We recommend keeping this page bookmarked, because we’ll continue to update it as needed!   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W A Alum  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

7 Essentials of a Gold Award Project

Are you starting to consider ideas for your Gold Award project? Do you need a little guidance on what we really mean when the Gold Award Guidelines state that you are on your honor to uphold the Standards of Excellence? Let’s break down some of the essential components of a Gold Award (or any Take Action Project) to consider as you start to plan your project. 1. There is a connection to a national or global issue. As you are using your values and skills to choose which issue in your  ...

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News, Volunteers

We Want YOU to Test the New Citizen Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!

We’ve teamed up with Girl Scouts of the USA and SciStarter to test the NEW Citizen Science Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and multi-level troops in grades 6-12! We are looking for troops to volunteer their time to try out the citizen science journey for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Multi-level troops are welcome to apply all girls in the troop are in grades 6-12. Your troop has the opportunity to impact program materials that are going to be used across the country next  ...

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Girls

5 Reasons Not to Attend a CSA Leadership Conference

Every year hundreds of middle and high school Girl Scouts from across western Ohio gather together for 2 amazing weekends of inspiration, innovation, and just plain fun. What are those weekends? They’re the CSA Leadership Conferences, of course! Why do girls keep coming back year after year? They love it! Like a lot! But will you love it? Maybe. Before you decide, consider this. We’ve got 5 reasons NOT TO ATTEND the CSA Leadership Conference! You hate any activity that requires  ...

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