Blogs by Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma

Celebrating 20 Years of the Juliette Low Leadership Society

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / February 22, 2024

Since 1912, when Juliette “Daisy” Low founded Girl Scouts of the United States, Girl Scouts has blossomed into a worldwide organization that offers endless opportunities for girls to grow in courage, confidence and character.  Carrying forward Daisy’s legacy is what motivated a group of women to found a chapter of the Juliette Low Leadership Society…

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Girl Scouts learn about money management and inflation ahead of Cookie Season

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / January 20, 2024

As Girl Scouts across the state gear up for 2024 Girl Scout Cookie sales, it’s a crucial time to prepare them with the core skills that will set them up for success during the upcoming Cookie Season and beyond. Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma (GSWESTOK) recently partnered with University of Oklahoma Athletics to host a Cookie…

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Giving Back: How One Local Girl’s Gift to her Community Highlights the Holiday Spirit

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / December 20, 2023

Jocelyn Kriete, 14, is a natural at selling Girl Scout Cookies. In the past two years, with hard work and dedication, she earned enough “girl rewards” through the Cookie Program to purchase two American Girl Dolls to add to her collection at home. The life lessons she has learned throughout her participation with Girl Scouts…

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Defying stereotypes

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / October 4, 2023

How one local troop leader sees Girl Scouts as an opportunity for personal growth, professional development and social connection. Meet Jennifer Gibson Mother-daughter traditions may look a little different these days, including at Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma. When diversity and fun come together, girls throughout our state benefit. One local difference-maker is forging a path…

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Girl Scouts Tap Hillenbrand as Chief Development Officer

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / March 17, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 14, 2023 — Candice Hillenbrand has been named Chief Development Officer for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.  “Candice stepped in as interim director of development on a part-time basis for our organization late last year, so we have already benefited from her steady but tenacious leadership,” said Janienne Bella, CEO of Girl Scouts…

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Luncheon held in honor of Girl Scouts’ founder

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / February 13, 2023

Illuminating career paths for girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math is at the center of this year’s Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon set for Thursday, Feb. 16 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  The Juliette Low Leadership Society, named for Girl Scouts founder Juliette…

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Volunteers: Leading by example, strengthen communities

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / January 30, 2023

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Girl Scouts. These individuals are guiding the next generation of leaders, and helping our organization in its mission to help build girls of courage, confidence and character – and we need more of them.   Girl Scouts founder Juliette Low said, “The work of today is the history of tomorrow and…

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Imagine the possibilities powered by STEAM: Plan for hands-on fun at Geekapalooza on Nov. 5

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / October 28, 2022

Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and MetroFamily Magazine will host Geekapalooza: A STEAM Festival for Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Camp Trivera, 2508 N.E. 50th St. 

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Lessons in leadership: Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma CEO Janienne Bella shares her perspective

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / September 28, 2022

At Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, we are committed to inspiring girls’ success through exemplary leadership, curiosity and service to others. Janienne Bella, our new chief executive officer, has personified all three attributes throughout her career of nearly 30 years. “Strong women have always been part of my life. From my mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and professional…

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Girl Scouts 101: Five reasons to join for fun, life lessons this fall and beyond  

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / August 24, 2022

Girl Scouts make a positive impact in their communities and being involved in the program also positively impacts participants’ lives. If your family is already involved in Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, consider asking a friend to join this year when you rejoin.   What is the Girl Scout mission? Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence,…

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