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  • Girl Scout dues increasing for 2017-2018 Membership Year

    Macedonia, OH- Girl Scouts is the first and largest girl-led organization in the world, and for more than a century has been preparing girls in grades K-12 for every day leadership by providing rich experiences for them to explore new interests, face challenges, form new friendships, and make lasting community contributions.

    Now in our second century, as we continue the Girl Scout mission, it is important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world.  To ensure we have the resources to support our mission, Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Board has decided to increase the annual membership dues to $25, starting October 1, 2017, for both girl and adult members.

    Every dollar of membership dues is sent to Girl Scouts of the USA to cover the cost of fundamental services supporting the Girl Scout Movement.  This includes, but is not limited to, accident insurance for members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, program development, research, resources, training, technology, services to councils, and protection of the Girl Scout brand.  Membership dues also help fund the implementation of new technologies to improve the Girl Scout experience for girls, volunteers, and parents.

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    Girl Scouts of North East Ohio connects girls to a world of possibilities in a positive ad inclusive, girl-led environment.  Girls are i...

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  • McDonald High School Students Earn Prestigious Service Award

    McDonald, OH- Five McDonald High School (MHS) students who are members of Girl Scout Troop 80344 received The Gold Level President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for outstanding community service. A recognition ceremony was held at McDonald High School on March 20, 2017, and included special guests Ohio State Representative Glenn Holmes, McDonald Village Administrator Thomas Domitrovich, Woodland Park United Methodist Church Pastor Darlene Smiley-Masetta and MHS Principal Gary Carkido.  

    Troop Leaders Candice Ward and Lori Gillespie presented the PVSA awards, which consisted of the Gold Level Service Pin, a letter signed by Former President Barak Obama, and an Official Service Recognition Certificate. The students were also recognized by the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Senate and the US House of Representatives as they were presented certificates from Representative Holmes, Gary Carkido, on behalf of Ohio Senator O’Brien, and Thomas Domitrovitch, on behalf of US Representative Tim Ryan.

    In 2016, student and adult members of Girl Scout Troop 80344 served 2,284 hours. MHS students earning the award include: Junior Rachel Ward, Sophomore Rachel Mathews, and Freshmen Abriella Gillespie, Abigail Sampson and Megan Ward. Two scouts, Rachel Ward and Megan Ward, individually contributed in excess of 250 hours each toward the troop's total.  

    These students routinely go above and beyond just completing projects to help others...

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  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Recognizes the Largest Girl-Led Business in the Country

    MACEDONIA, OHIO – A century ago, a group of innovative girls started what would become a national tradition: Girl Scout Cookies. This year commemorates the first known sale of Girl Scout Cookies in 1917 as well as the largest girl-led business it is today here in Northeast Ohio and throughout the country.  

    The 45,000 girl and adult members of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) will join all Girl Scouts, past and present, in recognizing National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, February 24-26, 2017, by celebrating all the fun, learning, and excitement Girl Scouts have experienced selling cookies for 100 years. The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches five essential skills for leadership, success, and life: decision making, goal setting, people skills, money management, and business ethics.

    National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend gives girls the opportunity to talk about their goals and showcase their cookie selling skills. From January through April 2, 2017, Girl Scouts across Northeast Ohio are selling cookies at booths, door to door, and through Digital Cookie, the first national digital platform that enables girls to learn 21st-century skills while selling cookies through their own personalized cookie websites, or face-to-face using a mobile transaction app.

    “From camping, to travel, to community service projects and Girl Scout programming – all of the amazing experiences girls have in Girl Scouting are powered by the cookie program,” said Jane Christyso...

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  • Girl Scouts Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the largest girl-led business in the world!

    Macedonia, Ohio –Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) is commemorating an exciting year for the organization - the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, with pre-sales beginning in January.

    In 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization, Girl Scouts first sold cookies as a means to finance troop activities. This initial sale evolved into the largest entrepreneurial program in the world, teaching millions of girls essential skills needed to become effective leaders. These leadership skills include goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

    “The Girl Scout Cookie Program is essentially a business built by girls,” said GSNEO’s CEO Jane Christyson.  “Girls who participate set goals and decide how their profits will be used to support their activities, which often include giving back through service projects.  Because it’s girl-led, they’re learning to be effective leaders, manage finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence in handling money.”

    The 2017 cookie season marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts. In recognition of the centennial, this year’s cookie sale will feature a new cookie – the Girl Scout S’mores cookie. The commemorative treat, as well as the traditional favorites, will be available through pre-orders starting January 2, 2017 with booth sales beginning in March. Proceeds from the cookie sale benefit Girl...

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  • Recall of Girl Scout-branded Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix

    Recall of Girl Scout-branded Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix

    Package mislabeled; people with milk allergies should not consume this product.  

    Macedonia, OH (November 17, 2015) – A product sold by Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) during the Magazine and Snack Program (MSP) this fall has a labeling issue.  While Whey is listed in the “ingredient” statement, milk is not declared in the “contains” statement.  People who are allergic to milk should not consume this product.

    Ashdon Farms, a company licensed by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to produce Girl Scout-branded nuts and chocolates, is alerting consumers that the Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix sold by scouts under the GSUSA brand is being recalled.   

    Below is the press release distributed by Ashdon Farms:

    For Immediate Release

    Ashdon Farms Issues Allergy Alert on Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix and Honey Mustard Mix

    Ashdon Farms, Waukesha, WI 53188 is alerting consumers that Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix sold under the Girl Scouts of the USA brand and Honey Mustard Mix sold under the Ashdon Farms brand distributed to consumers on or before November 15, 2015 are being recalled because milk is not declared in the “contains” statement on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume these products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consu...

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  • Soap Box Derby

    Congratulations Girl Scout racers!

    Congratulations to Troops 70255 (Jackie Wohleber, Troop Leader ), 90469 (Mickie Getz, Troop Leader) and Troop 71364 (Tina Landrum, Troop Leader) who built cars and raced in the American Soap Box Derby. What a thrill it was to watch these girls show their teamwork, engineering smarts, and their Girl Scout Pride as they raced with more than 130 entries from across the U.S. Their cookie-inspired car names made everyone take notice that Girl Scouts were in the house.  It was so much fun to talk to the leaders and volunteers – many of whom were Dads stepping up to help out – as they gushed about how they felt about this great Girl Scout opportunity. Even though it was their first time ever racing, they took on the challenge of the high stakes Super Stock Division. The Trefoilers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before they were eliminated. I could not be more proud of all the girls who took on the challenge. All of them want to try again next year! You too, can be part of this project.

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