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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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Community involvement, personal initiatives: Six Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

By Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma / July 12, 2022

Six Girl Scouts recently earned their Gold Awards in recognition of their 2021/2022 projects. The Girl Scouts Higher Awards program teaches participants leadership and time management skills, and the Gold Award is the highest honor any scout can earn. Girl Scouts in their junior or senior year of high school identify and meet community needs as they inspire one another to address issues with creative problem-solving.

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Finances, STEM and more: What Girl Scouts can expect with new badges on horizon

By Kathy Thompson / May 23, 2022

Girl Scouts everywhere look forward to earning badges each year. Starting in June, 16 new badges will be added to the range of possibilities, bringing even more opportunities for girls to participate in skill-developing activities. 

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Boeing and Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma bring girls STEAM role models

By Ashley Medice / March 9, 2022

Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma knows the significance of women in STEAM and introducing girls to STEAM concepts at a young age. At The Boeing Company, a corporation that appreciates and supports their diverse employees, we also know how important it is for children to see people who reflect their race or gender in fields they…

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Girl Scout Cookies: More than a fundraiser

By Linda Whittington / February 9, 2022

In 1917, The Mistletoe Troop based in Muskogee, Okla., baked and sold cookies as a service project for Girl Scouts.  More than 100 years later, cookie season is synonymous with Girl Scouts across the nation. While cookie sales are still used as a way to finance Girl Scouts and troop activities, for the girls who…

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Girl Scouts focus on girls in STEAM careers

By Catherine Oster / January 12, 2022

Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is all about breaking barriers for girls, especially within careers dedicated to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). This 100-year old organization provides opportunities and learning experiences girls might not otherwise have, while encouraging and challenging tomorrow’s female professionals to reach for the stars.

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Supporting Girl Scouts Means Supporting Their Mental Health

By Shannon Evers / December 21, 2021

At Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, we know the importance of mental health — especially for our girls. From 2011 to 2017, major depression among teen girls increased from 12% to 20%, according to theconversation.com. The rate of 10 to 14-year old girls admitted to emergency rooms after deliberate self-harm is on the rise as well, according to jamanetwork.com.

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Destination Dugout: Providing Shade and Shelter for Athletes

By Shannon Evers / November 16, 2021

It was winter when Sayre Schaefer walked by the Lions Memorial Park in Norman, Oklahoma. She fondly remembered the time she spent playing softball at that exact park, but even the cold winter air couldn’t make her forget the Oklahoma summer heat and lack of shade during her games.

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