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Girl Scout Cookie Time

It is Girl Scout Cookie Season once again in North Carolina. It’s the time of year when my daughters go bonkers selling cookies, along with thousands of other girls across the state. What is important about the program isn’t just the cookies.

Are Boy Scouts Better Than Girl Scouts?

Someone on my Facebook Circle posted an article on my page that said Boy Scouts would be better with girls. In it, he says that Boy Scouts is a great Leadership program, while Girl Scouts is not.

3 Instant Life-Lessons Taught By Selling Girl Scout Cookies

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! It’s the 102nd anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and as I’ve been helping to sell these delicious baked treats, I've also thought about the lessons the girls learn every year while selling their cookies. It’s more than just being able to...

3 Tips For Painless Girl Scout Journeys

Let's face it, most leaders really do NOT like the new Journey program.   And unless you do some thinking, and planning, and make a point of turning it into an extreme hands-on exercise, the girls do NOT like them either.  I've heard them compared to school, class,...

So You Want To Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Many new leaders and cookie managers are overwhelmed by the Girl Scout Cookie Program.  It seems like a lot of work for not a lot of reward.  It seems crazy, and not worth doing on first glance.  After all, what's the point of selling a lot of cookies.  There are...

Leading Girl Scout Troops

Since I've been leading Girl Scout Troops for over 10 years now, I thought I'd share some of the accumulated knowledge I've gained with other people. So You Want to Sell Girl Scout Cookies Painless Journeys Meeting Ideas Bronze, Silver, and Gold Songs I'm going to add...

Teams Are Stronger

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How many times have you just done something because it was faster to do it than to rely on someone else? How many times, because you could do it better, or you didn't feel like communicating with someone else or dealing with them? Would you...

Giving Back To The Community

A non-trivial percentage of my time is spent giving back to the community, through volunteer work, and through fundraising.  I noted in my profile that I currently lead three Girl Scout Troops, and also that I lead a cub scout den.  I think that giving back to the...

Taking Girl Scout Cookies To The Next Level

My daughters once again outdid themselves selling cookies this year.  The total number of cookies sold by the two of them (including gluten free cookies, which didn't count towards their official totals) was 7195.  One of them sold 6115, and her official total was...

Encouraging Girls to Lead

  I spend a considerable amount of my time leading three Girl Scout Troops.  One of the biggest gifts that the program gives girls is the opportunity to lead, in ways that other organizations simply don't.  Since there are fundamental differences in the ways in...
Girl Scout Cookie Time

Girl Scout Cookie Time

It is Girl Scout Cookie Season once again in North Carolina. It’s the time of year when my daughters go bonkers selling cookies, along with thousands of other girls across the state. What is important about the program isn’t just the cookies.

3 Tips For Painless Girl Scout Journeys

3 Tips For Painless Girl Scout Journeys

Let's face it, most leaders really do NOT like the new Journey program.   And unless you do some thinking, and planning, and make a point of turning it into an extreme hands-on exercise, the girls do NOT like them either.  I've heard them compared to school, class,...

So You Want To Sell Girl Scout Cookies

So You Want To Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Many new leaders and cookie managers are overwhelmed by the Girl Scout Cookie Program.  It seems like a lot of work for not a lot of reward.  It seems crazy, and not worth doing on first glance.  After all, what's the point of selling a lot of cookies.  There are...

Leading Girl Scout Troops

Leading Girl Scout Troops

Since I've been leading Girl Scout Troops for over 10 years now, I thought I'd share some of the accumulated knowledge I've gained with other people. So You Want to Sell Girl Scout Cookies Painless Journeys Meeting Ideas Bronze, Silver, and Gold Songs I'm going to add...

Taking Girl Scout Cookies To The Next Level

Taking Girl Scout Cookies To The Next Level

My daughters once again outdid themselves selling cookies this year.  The total number of cookies sold by the two of them (including gluten free cookies, which didn't count towards their official totals) was 7195.  One of them sold 6115, and her official total was...

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