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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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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