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Cookies & Beyond

Thinking Outside the Cookie Box: 4 Non-Traditional Booth Locations

Booth sales are coming and if you’re looking for some non-traditional location ideas that have paid off for our troops, here are some outside the box ideas we’ve collected over the years from creative girls and their leaders. Sometimes choosing the road (or booth location) less traveled can make all the difference! If there are people there, put a booth there! Great places to sell cookies are anyplace there are a lot of people – outside church services, at school sporting  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

Let’s Get Outside in 2018!

Girl Scouts and the outdoors go together like marshmallows and camp fires. But there’s a huge difference between taking your troop on a ramble around the neighborhood and going on a weekend camping trip in the back country. So how do you know what level of outdoor activity your girls (and you) are ready for? And what’s the best way to help your troop go from outdoor newbies to experienced outdoor women? GSUSA has a handy step by step chart that will help you and your girls  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Need Some Basic Outdoor and Camping Tips? There’s A YouTube Video For That!

We live in the age of instant access. It’s truly amazing the amount of information (in multiple formats!) that you can access with just your smart phone! And for Girl Scout volunteers, it’s never been easier to find great tutorial videos and tips for getting your troop outdoors and camp out ready. Awesome, right? So where do you find these videos? While the web has endless outdoor focused videos and resources, one of our favorite places for outdoor video tutorials is Girl Scouts  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Girls, News, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Submit Your Video to be Featured on GSWO Social Media Platforms!

Have you ever wanted to be featured on the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio social media channels? Well now you can! From now until Sunday, March 11, we’re accepting video submissions of Girl Scouts, troops, and parents talking about what it means to be a G.I.R.L.! You can discuss one part, like what it means to be a Go-Getter, an Innovator, a Risk-Taker or a Leader, or all four at once! The choice is yours. Not sure where to begin? Here are some prompts: What does it mean to be a go-getter?  ...

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