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  • Five Important Life Skills Your Daughter Should Learn

    Retail experts Rick Segel and Matthew Hudson agree that Girl Scouts teaches five essential aspects of leadership and life that every girl should learn early.

    Skill #1: Goal-Setting

    Girl Scouts teaches girls to set realistic but ambitious goals. Thanks to robust programs, Girl Scouts are presented with adventures and challenges that dare them to make plans that can help them discover their strength, passion, and talent.

    Skill #2: Decision-Making Skills

    Effective leaders have one thing in common: They make smart decisions. Girl Scouts teaches young girls how to make effective decisions and helps foster an entrepreneurial spirit, encouraging them to be leaders. While Girl Scouts offers a range of programs outside of the annual cookie campaign, the smart business decisions made by young Girl Scout entrepreneurs through the cookie program amounts to $800 million in sales every year.

    Skill #3: Money Management

    Effective money management is an important lesson to learn at an early age because it sets the stage for girls to...

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  • Coming soon to Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana!

    It is an exciting time for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana as we transition to a new system, we affectionately call the Volunteer Systems Project! Ebiz is going away to make room for the new database and the Volunteer Tool Kit.

    If you need to register as a Girl or an Adult during the next week or two, you may use our handy online forms. Please go to this page where you will find links to the two forms on the left side of the page. This is just temporary until we Go Live the week of November 16th.

    Watch you mailboxes for more information! We are very excited and we hope you will be too.

  • Give Local Louisville

    Give Local, Louisville! Invest in Girls

    Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is participating in Give Local Louisville on Thursday, October 1!

    Give Local Louisville is a 24-hour online “give day” supports nonprofits in the Louisville area. Every dollar given on Thursday will be matched by the Community Foundation of Louisville and its partners.

    You can support Girl Scouts by making a gift online at between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 1. Encourage your friends and family to support Girl Scouts, too. Tag us on Twitter @GirlScoutsKY or use the hashtag #GiveLocalLou.

    All donations will support Girl Scouts’ mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

    Thank you for investing in girls!

  • Volunteering can Change Your Life

    When my daughters told me they wanted more of my time, their solution shocked me.

    “Five years ago, my daughters asked me to be a Girl Scout leader.  Honestly, I didn't know if I could manage my time, efficiently, to do so with a full-time job.  I finally agreed to be a leader, and it is quite honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made.

    I really enjoy Girl Scouts and all of the amazing experiences I get to have with my daughters. My schedule is so busy that sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.  I hate to admit this, but I honestly don't think I could spend this much quality, role-modeling, productive, and recreational time with my daughters without the Girl Scouts guidance, activities, and support.

    My co-leader and I have been leading a Troop for 5 years now and every summer I'm so excited to start planning for a new year for Girl Scouting. There are so many new and exciting ways to participate in adventures, activities, and community service projects. Thanks for everything, Girl Scouts!"

    Girl Scout Mom and Troop Leader, Louisville, KY

    Who will you lead?  Change the future for girls one troop at a time.  Volunteer to be a troop leader HERE!


  • New Girl's Choice Outdoor Badges are now available!

    You voted, and now they’re here! This summer, girls will have the opportunity to earn Outdoor AdventurerHorseback RidingArcheryPaddling and Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges. The Girls’ Choice Outdoor badge materials and guidelines are now available now! There are booklets available to guide you through the requirements avaiable in our Resources section. Just click on the links below to  access each booklet. The badges are available to purchase in our shop.

    Brownie Outdoor Adventurer

    Junior Horsebackriding

    Cadette Archery

    Senior Paddling

    Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge



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  • Girl Scout Voices—Sign up to share your experience!

    Girl Scout Voices—Sign up to share your experience!

    Sign up now for to have your voice heard! Tell us about your Girl Scout year--we want to hear from all of you: volunteers, girls, and parents. Sign up online at and a survey will be sent to you from GSUSA. A survey for girls will open on May 11 to June 8 , and the volunteer and parent survey will open on June 1 to June 30 . We can’t wait to hear your feedback, sign up TODAY!

  • Be a Girl Scout Ranger


    Girl Scouts is excited to announce a partnership with the National Park Service to launch the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.

    Through the program, girls can participate in a variety of organized educational or outdoor service projects. Additionally, Girl Scouts may design their own project that aligns with their Girl Scout Journey experience, various badge activities, or a Take Action (“highest award”) project. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded certificates from the National Park Service and Girl Scout patches.

    “Providing girls with access to the outdoors is one of the cornerstones of the Girl Scout mission,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of GSUSA. “Through terrific partnerships and programs like the Girl Scout Ranger Program, we offer girls a chance to engage in outdoor activities that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and a respect for the environment. We are proud to be teaming up with the National Park Service to help more Girl Scouts in more places experience everything the outdoors has to offer.”

    Girls and troops who wish to participate in the Girl Scout Ranger Program can visit the National Park Service website to locate a park (“Find Your Park”) near their home. There, they can also explore the history of the park and learn about its natural and cultural resources. T...

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  • Digital Cookie is Here!

    Girl Scouts USA officially announced the launch of Digital Cookie on December 1. Not only can girls experience the thrill of the annual cookie program by face to face contact but they can now also participate in the program digitally. What does this mean? Well GSUSA has made it possible for girls to sell and ship cookies from their computers to family and friends all over the country. This adds one more tool in the cookie program arsenal to help girls learn the essential 5 skills of the iconic program. The world of ecommerce has expanded and GSUSA decided it was time to allow girls to compete in the ever growing online market.

    All girls and troops are eligible to participate in the Digital Cookie program.  After each troop's girl roster is set up in eBudde™ and the digital cookie order card program, each family will receive an email with instructions on how to set up their daughter's account. Emails of family and friends can be entered and sent from the girl/family on January 1, 2015.

    All online orders will automatically be imported into eBudde™ and credited to the girl.

    Customers will have 3 options:

      Donate cookies - purchase "virtual" cookies that will be donated to the council initiative (our military troops). Direct shipped delivery - purchase cookies that will be shipped to the custom Girl delivered - family will have to approve this option & girl will need to get those cookies from troop in...

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  • Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will host its 9th Annual Desserts First

    On February 25, 2015 Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will host its 9th Annual Desserts First. Louisville’s finest restaurant chefs will create original desserts, signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres using the well-known Girl Scout Cookie varieties as the key ingredient. The chefs will gather and present their creations for tasting at Mellwood Arts Center for an evening networking event.

    You may register to attend this fabulous event here!

    This year Desserts First will celebrate the Technology of Cooking! Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs will continue to be at the forefront of Girl Scout activities during 2015, and we’re excited to showcase what our chefs already know — technology has changed our cooking experiences in amazing ways! We’re sure our chefs will enjoy highlighting the ways they use technology in and out of the kitchen to enhance dining experiences.

    Desserts First is fundraiser where adult guests sample exclusive culinary creations and enjoy an evening with friends. The evening will also include drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Desserts will be judged by local culinary experts and the best dessert and hors d’oeuvres will receive awards. Guests will be able to vote for their favorite creation in the “People’s Choice” awards.

    Supporting the 9th Annual Desserts First is an excellent investment for your charitable contributions. All f...

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  • The MakerPlace

    Presented by Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the Kentucky Science Center

    We’ve got the MakerPlace! Based on the popular Maker Movement and the variety of makerspaces popping up in communities across the country, the MakerPlace brings science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through designing, building, tinkering and inventing using ordinary, everyday items, gizmos, and gadgets.

    Recently, Emily Sullivan from Nation’s Capitol shared her personal experience in STEM during a bipartisan Capitol Hill briefing focused on broadening girls’ experience in the STEM/Maker movement. Emily used GSKentuckiana’s MakerPlace as a prime example of how we have successfully created a lab dedicated to STEM in which more than 200 students have already participated. What an honor to have Emily choose our MakerPlace as her example to our legislators! You may read the full article here:

    For more information on how you can participate, click here.

  • Cookie Season is Right around the Corner!

    If you recently pulled your last box of Thin Mints or Samoas from the freezer, never fear—the 2015 Cookie Season starts January 1st!  All of your favorites are on the list, plus two new cookies: Rah-Rah Raisin  and the gluten-free Toffee-tastic .  And, for the 11th year in a row, cookie prices remain at $3.50 per box.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program isn’t just another bake sale.  In fact, it is the largest girl-run business in the world!  Girls who sell cookie learn about money management, business ethics, goal setting, decision making, and people skills—concepts that are essential to developing tomorrow’s leaders.

    Cookies can be purchased from a local Girl Scout, online, or at one of the many Cookie Booths in communities throughout the council.  If you’re still not sure where to find cookies in your area, download the Girl Scout Cookie Locator App, available for iPhone and Android at

  • GSUSA Announces Girl's Choice Outdoor Badges

    The work has been truly girl-led every step of the way, from the national online polls held in November and December to the focus group testing of the badge requirements. 

    The badges are:

    • Brownie: Outdoor Adventurer (a choice of outdoor activities, including things like bike riding, wading in a creek, developing a camp skill, and more)
    • Junior: Horseback Riding
    • Cadette: Archery
    • Senior: Paddling (canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding)
    • Ambassador: Ultimate Recreation Challenge (a choice five outdoor challenges such as rock climbing, zip lining, waterskiing, and more)

    Starting today, girls will lead the way in the next phase of this process by voting on the look of their badges. From now until March 20th, girls can cast their vote between two badge designs at each level.

    GSUSA is very excited about the new badges and they are hard at work taking the direction girls have given them and fine-tuning the content within the bedges to ensure that each one will provide a variety of exciting outdoor experiences for girls.

  • The Heartland PLC is Moving!