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More Than Cookies: Older Girl Scouts Share Their Girl Scout Experience

We recently met up with a group of high school girls from Beavercreek, Ohio who are coming together to have some fun, relax, and build their Girl Scout sisterhood. The group started after two fellow Girl Scouts were in class together and talked every day, but didn’t even realize they were both Girl Scouts. Once that correlation was made they realized that they are probably face to face with their fellow Girl Scout sisters every day without even knowing, and that needed to change! After all,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Girl Scout Camp Counselors: Allison’s 5 Life Lessons I Learned at Camp!

15 years ago, I took a leap of faith and applied to a summer job as a camp counselor for Girl Scouts. I had been a Girl Scout growing up and knew all the amazing things that being a part of the organization instilled in young girls, but I was in for a surprise at all the benefits I would gain as an adult member! That first summer was the first of five that I would spend working at camp in varying capacities. The lessons I learned are still a part of my everyday life today. I could probably  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

Steps For Building Leadership Skills As A Troop

Girl Scouts has been building leadership skills in girls since our beginning. How do we do it? By giving girls opportunities to take the lead as they tackle new adventures, build their skills with our badges and awards, develop strong core values, and learn to work together to solve problems. How do we know it works? Because we’ve tested it! (Seriously, we’ve got the data…check out Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study.) So how can you continue our legacy of  ...

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Featured, Parents

Are You Man Enough to be a Girl Scout? These 5 Superstar Volunteers Are!

We believe that when girls succeed, so does society. And what’s the best way you can help girls (and society) succeed?  Being a youth mentor! “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington So we ask you, gentleman: are you ready to be a mentor for your daughter?  For girls  ...

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