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Girls, Parents

Guest Editorial: Nora Honkomp, Why I Stay in Girl Scouts

  I joined my school’s Girl Scout troop in first grade and at the time, our meetings were filled with all twenty of my fellow troop mates running around and having a blast. Because of the large number of girls, we had a very enriching experience. We went on large camp outs. We took several meetings to finish badges. We went on monthly outings chaperoned by bunches of parents. However, our big, exciting troop slowly dwindled to a select few. By eighth grade, there were only four girls  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

Rock Your Girl Scout Cookie Booth with These Cookie Convo Tips!

This cookie season, show cookie customers how the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program (the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world!) prepares girls in their communities to lead, learn, and succeed, all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories, and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world! Talk to customers about: All the invaluable skills your girls learn by selling cookies,  ...

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Girls

Guest Editoral: Girl Scout Kelly Tracey

Did you know Girl Scouts can change your life? I started as a Daisy in Kindergarten and now I am a Cadette in eighth grade. That’s almost nine years in Girl Scouts—and I plan to be a Girl Scout for life! I do not regret a single second of my journey so far. Girl Scouts is not only about having fun—I’ve learned how to help others, become a better community volunteer, and gotten to work with other girls my age. I would not be where I am today without Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts is a big part of  ...

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Girls

Guest Editorial: Girl Scout Lily Collins

My name is Lily Collins and I have been in Girl Scouts for 10 years this year. I joined as soon as I was old enough. My mom had always wanted to lead her own troop if she ever had a daughter. Being in Girl Scouts has been an AMAZING experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have been to many different place because of Girl Scouts, one of my most recent expeditions was to London, England! It was SO amazing! Most people think that Girl Scout is just about cookies, crafts, and  ...

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