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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.

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My Kids, The Sociology Experiment

Being a parent is one long sociology experiment. I’d say that is particularly true if you have middle or high school kids in your house.

"Are Boy Scouts Better Than Girl Scouts?" Boy Scouts Graphic

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.

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Entrepreneur Interview – Candi King

Entrepreneur Candi King is a mom of four children, ranging in age from 9 to 14. She has worked with wood extensively, and makes a variety of different wood items, including puzzles, doll houses, and barns. She also sews, and makes reusable cloth gift bags.

What’s Your Reason?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ It has been my experience that for most people who start a business, they do it for a reason. There is some driving force for them which nudges them to step out and start a business, and go through all of the work that it entails. For me, I am a…
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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, and homework. And they are BORING.  Well,…
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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 other, better ways to raise…
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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 information as I get a chance to type…
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Leading From Within

A lot of times you’re going to see problems with an organization that you work with.  Honestly, you’ll probably always see opportunities for improvement.  The easiest way to get to real, sustained improvement is by leading from within the organization.  Pointing out the problems doesn’t solve them.  Finding ways to actually solve those problems, building…
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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 community is a great thing to do,…
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