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Preparing to serve the Girl Scout Way!

Now that you’ve identified your community problem and its root cause through Community Mapping and investigation it’s time to brainstorm ways to help with that problem, find community members to collaborate, and put together a plan of action. This is step 2 of service learning and its the step where the girls’ innovation, creativity, and community contacts come into play. Discuss with the girls possible ideas for making an impact on your chosen community need. Remind them  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Popular Troop Trip Destinations

Girls have been exploring the world around them since 1912 and one important experience is the troop trip. If you’re looking for the next memory maker for your troop we’ve got some exciting destinations for your girls. Here are a few of the more popular trips troops from Western Ohio took in 2013-2014. 1. The Zoo: what a great place for combining badge work and adventure. Many zoos have education programs for youth, some that are Girl Scout badge specific, and overnights with  ...

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

Summer Camp Is Just Around the Corner

While it’s cold and snowy outside, we are already getting ready for summer camp. Girls should be getting their summer camp mailers in the mail this week! Girl Scout summer camp offers endless leadership opportunities, skill building activities, challenges and adventures.  We know from experience that through camp, girls are able to connect with nature, learn independently, and build their self-esteem.   Here’s what you need to know as you help prepare girls for the summer: Who can attend  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General, News, Volunteers

Winter and Spring Program Events

Program events that run January 2014 through July 2014 open on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, in eBiz.  All girls and adults must be current members in order to register.  Girls don’t, however, have to be a part of a troop in order to take advantage of these opportunities. If you are a troop volunteer, start working with your girls to plan which events they would like to attend to support their Girl Scout Journey and badge work.  The Girl Scout cookie season is just around the corner  ...

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