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Girl Scout Destinations: Mission Specialist Sam

Meet Sam-Western Ohio’s Space Mission Specialist. How did Sam go from being an Ambassador Girl Scout in Fostoria, Ohio to a confident Space Camp Alumni? We’re so glad you asked! It all started with a little girl whose mother put Sam in Girl Scouts so she’d overcome her shyness and have fun. Then years of troop adventures, friendships formed, and confidence building trips and activities went by and Sam was ready for a challenge: a Girl Scout Destinations trip. These trips  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, News, Volunteer Experience

Why We Do What We Do

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to remember why Girl Scouts exists and why we (volunteers, parents, community partners, and staff) do what we do. We do it: So girls like Sam can grow from a shy Daisy glued to her mother’s side to a confident Senior prepared to join an adventure at Space Academy with Girl Scout Destinations where she knows not a soul and is excited to meet new people and follow her dreams. To open up the possibilities for girls like Heidi (photo  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, General, Volunteers

One More Reason to Eat Well this Holiday Season

Learning to cook is a fairly traditional Girl Scout activity, which is why the Cook Legacy Badges take girls from Snacks (Brownie) all the way through their first Dinner Party (Ambassador). Some might even call cooking from scratch, in a society with supermarket aisles full of pre-packaged meals, a lost skill. So what’s the benefit of cooking with your girls? There are quite a few! Some of the benefits: It encourages girls to try healthy foods. Girls feel like they are accomplishing  ...

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The Future’s So STEM, We Gotta Wear Shades!

Has anyone else noticed that more and more of our complex world is becoming automated? Robotics, and its heavy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus, is sweeping the nation. Factories are progressively relying on automation for production, using machines with increasingly complex software, and as we mentioned in our post National Engineers Week, STEM careers are growing five times faster than any other occupation. While recognizing that Girl Scouts is about so much more  ...

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