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Highest Awards: What Not To Do

Highest Awards are a Girl Scout tradition more than one hundred years strong. Since 1916, girls across the nation have been making a lasting difference in their communities with leadership and girl power. What an exceptional legacy our organization has! Help us keep the legacy alive for another 100 years by earning your age level’s highest award. Girl Scout’s highest awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards—are your girl’s chance to make a lasting difference  ...

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Our Gold Shines Bright: Dhira’s Story

My name is Dhira, and I was honored to be one of this year’s Gold Award Girl Scouts in western Ohio. For my Gold Award project, I started an online privacy campaign. After Googling my sister for the fun of it, I found a website displaying her name, birthday, address, and phone number. Appalled by how much of our personal information is easily available online, I decided to address the issue of data brokers, or websites that sell personal information. I gave presentations at community  ...

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Guest Editorial: The Agents of Change in Troop 11108

I have been involved with Girl Scouts for over 50 years. First as a Girl Scout, then as a co-leader of my daughter’s troop and now as co-leader of my grand daughter’s troop with Leaders Kimberly Vaculik (my daughter) and Jen Mentzer. Troop 11108 is an amazing group of curious, smart, and community caring young ladies. Their first year as Juniors, they knew they wanted to pursue their Bronze Award. To achieve that goal, we spent several months working on their Agent of Change Journey. They  ...

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Guest Editorial: Girl Scouts Give Back!

To help people at all times… Troop 20487 recites these words from the Girl Scout Promise before starting each meeting. We live in a small community were we all take care of each other. It is important to me as a troop leader to instill this value upon these girls. Our troop started 4 years ago, these 14 girls were just 5 years old. 5-year-olds understand what it means to help people, but it is a difficult challenge to put it in terms of relatability and meaning. Upon starting our  ...

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