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Cookies & Beyond, Parents

How the Cookie Crumbles: Where Does the Cookie Money Go?

When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you are not just purchasing a sweet treat for yourself. You are supporting new and amazing experiences for girls in your community! Supporting the Girl Scout Cookie Program not only gives girls funds for the troop, but it also supports all of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s services to volunteers, parents, and girls. Your support helps girls build skills as they earn badges, maintains camp properties that give girls a safe space to try  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Tips for Leading a Multi-Level Troop

Does your troop have members in multiple age levels? Maybe you’ve got a gaggle of Juniors and a few younger siblings at the Daisy level. Or you started your troop with all Brownies in second and third grade and then half the troop moved up to Juniors and half are still Brownies. Or is your community really small and so you have have one troop with girls who run the gamut from Daisy to Ambassador? Whatever your situation, being a Girl Scout leader to a multi-level troop can be a  ...

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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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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The Volunteer Toolkit Resources Tab 2.0!

Have you heard the news? The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) has gotten a major upgrade on the Resources Tab! It’s now designed to be even more helpful for volunteers and parents. Awesome, right? Here’s everything you need to know about the update. What is the Resources Tab? The resources tab houses essential and helpful information in the form of videos, printable materials, and links to useful information and resources in one convenient spot. It now includes more than double the  ...

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