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Council Events

Here at Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland we host a varity of special events throughout the year aimed at providing girls and volunteers experiences that not only help them grow as individuals but also create memories that last a lifetime. Below you will find descriptions and dates for these events. The information we provide will change frequently so make sure to check here often. 

Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Columbus State Community College
Mitchell Hall
224 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43215

Save the Date! Our 2022 Annual Meeting is right around the corner. This is the council business meeting at which we vote on changes to the Code of Regulations, elect board members, board development committee members, girl board members, girl delegate advisory committee members, and delegates to National Council Session.

A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.

Registration and breakfast:
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting:
10:00 a.m.¬–12:00 p.m.

Register today!

Girl Scout Week

Celebrate 110 Years of Girl Scouts!

Girl Scout Week 2022: March 6-12

Whether you’re a Girl Scout alum, a current member, a dedicated volunteer, or you simply have an extraordinary Girl Scout in your life, you’re an important part of the Girl Scout family. And you know what families do together? Celebrate!

Girl Scout Week is definitely something to celebrate. So we’re challenging our girls and adults to show off their Girl Scout spirit during the week leading up to our 110th birthday! Each day from Sunday, March 6, through Saturday, March 12, is a day of action focused on a powerful yet simple way to “give it up” for Girl Scouts.

We want to see what you're doing each day of Girl Scout Week! Remember to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Tag us @GirlScoutsOH, use hashtags #GirlScoutsOH and #girlscoutweek

Keep the party going with our Girl Scout Shops! We are offering 10% off your total purchase from Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11.*

*Our Columbus Girl Scout Shop is extending the sale through Sat., March 12.

Girl Scout Sunday - March 6

Sunday, March 6: Girl Scout Sunday

  • Celebrate the global sisterhood of Girl Scouts by learning about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS) which connects girls and young women from 152 countries.
  • Get outside and do something meaningful! Go for a hike, organize a beach cleanup with your troop, or plant a spring garden. Giving back is part of who we are as Girl Scouts!
  • Explore the connections between your faith and the Girl Scout Law, a longstanding tradition during Girl Scout Week.
  • Honor the Girl Scout sisterhood at your place of worship by asking your congregational leaders to recognize Girl Scouts in your community and wearing your uniform to services. If your congregation isn’t already hosting a Girl Scout Sunday, start the conversation: ask how you can work with them to host a service or faith event for Girl Scouts. Remember a Girl Scout Sunday can happen throughout the year! Organize it with your faith leader(s) at a time that works best for your community. Find resources and learn more here!
  • Help GSOH recognize Girl Scouts who have earned Girl Scouts' national My Promise, My Faith Awards and religious recognitions for specific faiths. 
Make New Friends Monday - March 7

Monday, March 7: Make New Friends Monday

Celebrate Girl Scout spirit and friendship!

  • Make a small token like a friendship bracelet or SWAP (SWAP stands for “Special Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere”) and pass it along it to a girl who you think would make a great Girl Scout. Making new friends is one of the best parts of being a Girl Scout!
  • Share a picture of yourself and a friend on social media. 
Green Out for Girl Scouts - March 8

Tuesday, March 8: Green Out for Girl Scouts on International Women’s Day

  • Paint our council green! Wear green to work or school and post your photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #GSOHGreenOut.
  • Learn more about International Women’s Day. an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and share what you discover on social media. This year’s theme is #BreaktheBias. Imagine a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Now reflect upon how Girl Scouts helps you honor differences and promote equity.
Girl Scout Spirit Day - March 9

Wednesday, March 9: Girl Scout Spirit Day

  • Display your Girl Scout pride by wearing your uniform to school or work. Show off those well-earned badges and fun patches! 
Throwback Thursday & Girl Scout Giving Day - March 10

Thursday, March 10: Throwback Thursday & Girl Scout Giving Day

  • Throw it back to last week, or 1912! Share a favorite Girl Scout throwback photo on social media and tag us, #GirlScoutWeek @GirlScoutsOH.
  • Celebrate Girl Scout history! Learn more about how Girl Scouts has been blazing trails and redefining what’s possible for girls everywhere since 1912, igniting a movement where every girl can unlock her full potential, find lifelong friends, and make the world a better place.
  • Here at Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland we have been building girls into the leaders of tomorrow for 110 years! With your support, we can continue to help girls dream of brighter futures and feel the confidence in themselves to achieve them. Donate today!
Girl Scout Jummah - March 11

Friday, March 11: Girl Scout Jummah

  • Explore the connections between your faith and the Girl Scout Law, a longstanding tradition during Girl Scout Week.
  • Honor the Girl Scout sisterhood at your place of worship by asking your congregational leaders to recognize Girl Scouts in the Muslim community. If your congregation isn’t already hosting a Girl Scout Jummah, start the conversation: ask how you can work with them to host a service or faith event for Girl Scouts. Remember a Girl Scout Jummah can happen throughout the year! Organize it with your faith leader(s) at a time that works best for your community. Find resources and learn more here!
  • Help GSOH recognize Girl Scouts who have earned Girl Scouts' national My Promise, My Faith Awards and religious recognitions for specific faiths. 
Girl Scout Anniversary & Girl Scout Sabbath - March 12

Saturday, March 12: Girl Scout Birthday & Girl Scout Sabbath

  • Happy 110th Birthday to Girl Scouts! Celebrate by hosting a Girl Scout Birthday party with your troop or another Girl Scout sister. It all started on this day in 1912 when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting.
  • Explore the connections between your faith and the Girl Scout Law, a longstanding tradition during Girl Scout Week.
  • Honor the Girl Scout sisterhood with your synagogue by asking your congregational leaders to recognize Girl Scouts in the Jewish community and wearing your uniform to services. If your congregation isn’t already hosting a Girl Scout Sabbath, start the conversation: ask how you can work with them to host a service or faith event for Girl Scouts. Remember a Girl Scout Sabbath can happen throughout the year! Organize it with your faith leader(s) at a time that works best for your community. Find resources and learn more here!
  • Help GSOH recognize Girl Scouts who have earned Girl Scouts' national My Promise, My Faith Awards and religious recognitions for specific faiths. 
Mall Lock-In

Thank you for attending Mall Lock In 2022, 90's Slumber Party! We had a blast taking over the River Valley Mall with you.

Check out the fun by following us on Facebook

Check back soon for information on Mall Lock In 2023.

Maple Chef Jr.

Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes, are you ready to become Maple Chef Junior? Learn the rules and marketing strategies you'll need to start confecting your delicious creation. Showcase your dish for the participants of the Maple Syrup Festival. At the end of the festival participate in our judging show with a live audience.

2022 Maple Chef Jr. Recipes

Junior Level Entries

Lillian D. - Deconstructed Maple Pumpkin Pie

Makes 4 standard ramekins/6oz

Ingredients=2 egg whites,2 cups of flour,4oz maple syrup,4 tablespoons of
sugar,2 teaspoons of vanilla extract,¼ cup of butter,¼ teaspoon of baking
soda,¼ teaspoon of salt

Ingredients=1 can of pumpkin (15oz),4oz maple syrup,½ teaspoon of
nutmeg,½ teaspoon of cinnamon,1 teaspoon of brown sugar,1 cup heavy
cream,¼ teaspoon of cloves,½ teaspoon of salt,2 eggs

Baking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350o. Add the dry cookie ingredients to a large
mixing bowl. Add the wet cookie ingredients to the same bowl and beat
2. Chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour. In a medium bowl,
whisk together all filling ingredients. Pour into the ramekins. Place the
ramekins onto a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.
3. After the cookie dough chilled for one hour, roll out the dough and use a
cookie cutter to make cookies. If you don't have a cookie cutter, you can
use a glass. Bake the cookies for 12 min on a greased baking sheet.
4. Once the ramekins and cookies are cool, place one or cookies
(depending on the size) on top of the pie filling.

Ava-Beth I. - Magical Maple Spice Pops

1 cup (8 oz) pure maple syrup
½ cup sugar
4 eggs
2 ½ cups flour
¾ cup milk
¾ cup oil
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp allspice
5 Tbsp. vanilla or white frosting (can be prepackaged or homemade.)

Lollipop sticks
One bag of candy melts in desired color
1 egg white
1/3 tsp cream of tartar
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
Sprinkles of choice!!!!!

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease and flour a nine by thirteen baking dish.
3. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and spices together and set aside
in a large bowl.
4. In a separate bowl beat eggs. Then mix in milk, oil, maple syrup, and
5. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until combined.
6. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
7. Let bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Cool completely. (This may take a few hours.)
Assemble cake pops
1. Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl.
2. Add frosting. Mix with clean hands until balls can be formed without
crumbling. If balls are crumbling add more frosting to get desired
3. Roll dough in hands to form equal sized balls. (You might want to use a
small cookie scoop for this step.)
4. Place balls on a parchment lined tray. Refrigerate for a minimum of one

Decorating the cake pops
1. Melt the candy melts in a double boiler stirring frequently.
2. Once melted, take lollipop sticks and put a glob of the melts on the end.
Then stick the dipped end of the stick in one of the cake balls. Dip the cake
pop in the candy melts, giving it a thin coating. Poke into a Styrofoam block
and let the candy melt harden. Repeat this process until all of your balls
have been dipped.
3. To make a maple drizzle, whip egg white and cream of tartar with a
mixer until foamy. Add maple syrup and powdered sugar to a thick
consistency. Adjust maple syrup and powdered sugar to get an easy to
drizzle consistency. Drizzle maple frosting over cake pops.
4. Top with sprinkles of your choice.

Helen S. - Helen's Gooey Maple Bars

2 Cans of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
4 Tablespoons Melted Butter
2 8oz Cream Cheese Softened

  1. Blend softened cream cheese with 1 cup of granulated sugar.
  2. Mix 1 cup of maple syrup into cream cheese mixture.
  3. Place 1 can of unrolled crescent dough into a 9x13 greased baking dish.
  4. Spread out to cover the bottom of the dish and seal seams.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture on top of crescent roll layer.
  6. Unroll 2nd can of crescent rolls and place on top of cream cheese mixture.
  7. Mix 2 tablespoon of maple syrup into 4 tablespoons of melted butter. 
  8. Pour over crescent roll layer and spread with a pastry brush.
  9. Sprinkle remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar over butter.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool before cutting to enjoy.

Anna V. - Bite Size Maple Bundt Cakes

2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
3 cups all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1 T baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
1 cup 100% pure syrup
4 large eggs
1 T vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup almond milk

Mix well
Spray Bundt pan
Pour into pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Make glaze while baking
2 T butter
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 T 100% put maple syrup
Pinch of salt
3 T Almond Milk

After Bundt cake cools drizzle the glaze over cake

Claire M. - Maple Cinnamon Milkshake

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream , can of whip cream, 2 tbsp
cinnamon, 2 cups whole milk, 8 oz of maple syrup, sprinkles optional

1. scoop 1/4 gallon of ice cream, 1 cup of milk and 1 tbsp of cinnamon in to
blender and blend for 10 seconds.
2. pour into two glasses and decorate with whipped cream and sprinkles
3. repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 4 milkshakes.
4. enjoy!

Sarah L. - Fruity Maple Chocolate Cupcakes

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup fruit purée (blend fruit of choice in blender or food processor)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Buttercream
1½ cups butter softened
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Recipe
makes 24 cupcakes so you may have to cook it in batches unless you have
two muffin tins.
Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a stand
mixer using a low speed until combined.
Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, syrup, fruit purée and vanilla. Beat on a
medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
Scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl to make sure everything
got mixed in.
Fill each cupcake 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-22 minutes until the cupcakes meet the toothpick test (stick a
toothpick in and it comes out clean). Remove from tins and cool
Make the frosting by In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy using a hand
mixer. Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Beat
in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating in between.
Transfer frosting to a piping bag and pipe onto completely cooled

GF Maple Syrup Cake

3 cups gluten-free Namaste flour
6 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 Pinch of salt
3/4 cup grapeseed oil
1 1/2 cup maple syrup
3 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 °. Place rack in center of oven.
Use grapeseed oil to grease three 8-in diameter cake tins. Line bottom
with parchment paper.
In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Mix oil and maple syrup together. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix well.
Add sifted ingredients and stir in well. Separate batter into 3 bowls and
pour red natural food dye (plus a bit of beet juice) into one bowl, blue &
yellow into another bowl, and yellow into another bowl. Pour batter into
each tin.
Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes or until the middle bounces back when
touched. Let cool 10 minutes, then run a thin blade around cakes to
separate from tin. Remove cakes from tins and leave to cool completely on
a wire rack. Wrap in plastic wrap to stay moist until ready to ice.

1/2 c Salted butter, softened
1 3/4 c Powdered sugar
1/2 c Honey
1-2 TBSP of honey to taste

Beat softened Butter on high speed until light and fluffy.
Slowly add powdered sugar on medium speed until fully mixed in.
Add honey and vanilla extract and beat until icing is smooth and free of
Chill for 15 minutes until icing thickens and spread on the cake

1/2 c scalded heavy cream
4 oz grated Baker's chocolate
1 t vanilla extract
Pince salt
1/4 maple syrup

Gum paste
Food coloring
Vegetable shortening

Heat over boiling water in a bowl until smooth with boiling water not
touching the bottom of the bowl or use double boiler.
To assemble cake:
Put one layer on cake stand, ice the top, then apply the next layer, ice that
top, and then add the next layer.
Pour warm ganache over the top of the cake and decorate with gum paste

Sunny J. - Besties Pop Rock Maple Fun Holiday Dessert

Pop rocks ice cream
4 packets of Candy Cane Pop Rocks
1 1/2 cups white chocolate candy melts
Parchment paper
1 pint of ice cream

1. Melt half the candy melts in a double boiler over medium. Stir until
melted. Move from heat. Pour into a bowl.
2. Add the other half of the candy melts slowly to help cool the hot melts.
Test by adding pop rocks a few at a time. When the pop rocks don't pop
(because the chocolate is cooling) you can add the rest. Finish mixing all
the candy melts and pop rocks. Pop rocks need to be coated with candy
melt so that they don't pop the minute you add them to ice cream.
3. Spread candy melt and pop rocks mix on parchment paper on a pan.
4. Break the cold candy into pieces.
5. Mix into the vanilla ice cream and use to decorate the dessert.?
6. This makes one pint of ice cream, but you may want to make more
depending on how much you like with your brownies!

Maple syrup brownies
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups almond butter
1 1/3 cup maple syrup
1 cup oats
3 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Butter (to grease the pans)
Chocolate chips (white or milk/dark chocolate)
Two 8 x 8 pans

1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease pan with butter.
2. Grind the oats in a blender.
3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
4. Spread half in each pan.
5. Bake for 15 minutes and then let it cool 30 minutes.
6. Add white or chocolate chips to the tops to decorate!
7. These actually taste better the next day when the flavors have mixed! So
make them ahead of time!

Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Entries

Riley S. - Spicy Maple Chicken and Roasted Broccoli with a Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Cup

Bacon cup
What you need
1 pound of bacon
¼ cup of maple syrup

What to do
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Turn a large muffin pan upside down. (you use the backside to make
a cup shape)
Cover the back of the muffin pan with tin foil and press it down
around each shape.
2 ½ slices around the bottom of each cup then wrap 2 slices around
the side of the cup shape secure with toothpicks if needed
Spoon or brush ¼ cup of maple syrup over each cup
Cook time
Cook 10-15 minutes or until browned
Let cool before removing (Remove toothpicks if needed)

Sweet potato mash
What you need
4-5 medium sweet potatoes
4 tablespoons of butter
¼ cups of maple syrup
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Kosher table salt
¼ cup of walnuts (optonial)

What to do
Bring large pot of water to boil and add 1 teaspoon of salt
While water boils peel 4-5 medium sweet potatoes cut into 1 inch
Add to boiling water and cook until fork tender
Remove from pot and drain once fork tender
Drain potatoes. Add butter cinnamon and maple syrup together until
well combined
Use a use a piping bag or spoon to add sweet potato mash into the
bacon cups
Sprinkle with walnuts if desired

Maple Chicken
What do you need
½ cups of maple syrup
½ pounds of chicken tenderloin
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you like it more spicy, add as many
as you want)

What to do
Mix maple syrup and red pepper flakes to create a marinade for the
Add chicken to marinade for 15 minutes
Place marinated chicken onto a sheet pan and bake.
Cook time
Cook for 20 minutes until fully cooked or inside temperature 165

Roasted broccoli
What do you need
1 head of broccoli
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
¼ red pepper flakes
Sprinkle salt and pepper

What to do
Chop broccoli into chunks and put in bowl
Add oil, salt, and pepper
Mix together until broccoli is coated
When chicken has cooked for ten minutes add broccoli mix to
same pan as the chicken
Bake 10-15 minutes until fork tender

Serve and Enjoy!

Allison L. - Maple Madness Bites

Stir together the following:
1 cup of vanilla flavored oats
2/3 cups tomatoes shredded coconut
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup flax seed
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Let cool for an hour in the refrigerator and then roll into a ball.

Ella S. - Maple Bacon Macarons

Macaron Ingredients:
200 grams egg whites
200 grams white granulated sugar
210 grams almond flour
210 grams powdered sugar
2teaspoons of maple syrup
brown food coloring

Maple Buttercream Ingredients:
1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
6 cups of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
6 ounces of pure maple syrup
1-2 tablesoons of heavy whipping cream

Maple Candied Bacon Ingredients:
1 pound of thick-sliced bacon
2 ounces of pure maple syrup
1/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

Macaron Instructions:
1. Before starting gather all ingredients and prepare a large piping bag with
a large round tip. Set aside.
2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
3. Measure out all of your ingredients.
4. Mix and then sift the powdered sugar and almond flour together. Set
5. Place egg whites and granulated sugar in a heat-proof bowl or in a
double broiler.
6. Over a pan of simmering water whisk the egg whites and sugar until
frothy and the sugar is completely melted. It will take a few minutes. You
can test by touching the mixture between your fingers and if you feel any
sugar granules keep whisking the mixture over the water bath.
7. Make sure the bottom of the bowl isn't touching the simmering water
because you do not want to cook your egg whites.
8. Don't overheat them either this can lead to problems down the road.
Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer or a bowl that can be used with a
hand mixer.
9. with the whisk attachment start by whishing the mixture on low for about 30 seconds. Then start gradually increasing the speed to medium. Whisk on medium for one to two minutes, until the mixture becomes white and starts to get fluffy. Raise the speed to high for a few minutes until stiff peaks have formed. The best way to check this is to keep your eye on the whites and once they get glossy and you start to see streaks forming from the whisk it might be time to stop whisking.
10. You don't want to overbeat your egg mixture because you don't want to
put too much air into it, when stiff peaks have formed you should be able to pull the whisk[s] up and the mixture should stand straight up with a
possibly slight bend at the top but none on the sides
11. Add the maple syrup and beat again until just combined
12. Pour the sifted powdered sugar and almond flour into the stiff meringue.
13. tart folding gently forming the letter J with a rubber spatula.
14. Add the food coloring now if you are using it.
15. You will know to stop folding the batter when you pick up some batter
with a spatula and try to draw a figure 8 with the batter dripping off the
batter, if it can form multiple figures8's it might be ready.
16. You can also grab a teaspoon of batter and place it on a square of
parchment paper. If after tapping he batters the air bubbles release and
the batter lays flat it is ready to pipe
17. Don make your batter to runny or it will not work.
18. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag.
19. Place the piping bag directly 90 degrees over the parchment or silicone
mat apply gentle pressure and then pull up the bag twisting slightly.
20. Once you have piped as many circles as you could, bang the trays
against the counter a few times each. This will help release air bubbles but
any leftover big air bubbles pop with a toothpick.
21. Let the trays sit for a while so the shells will dry out for about 20-90
minutes. You'll know when they are ready when you gently touch the
surface and it is dry.
22. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
23. Bake one tray at a time.
24. Bake for 6 minutes without opening the oven then flip the trays and
bake for 8 minutes more.
25. The macarons should not feel jiggly when you move the tray if they
bake them again for 1-2 more minutes.
26. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool down before proceeding with the filling.

Maple Buttercream Instructions:
1. In a bowl beat the softened butter until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the powdered sugar in small amounts and beat until all the sugar is
3. Add the maple and vanilla nad beat again.
4. If the buttercream is too dense add 1-2 tablespoons of cream to thin it to
the desiered consistensy
5. Add to a piping bag and set aside.

Maple Candied Bacon Instructions:
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degees farenheight.
2. Line a baking sheet with foil topped with a sheet of parchment paper.
3. To make the glaze combine the brown sugar and maple syrup in a small
saucepan over medium heat.
4. Cooke, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts
to bubble.
5. Add the black pepper and remove from the heat and set aside.
6. Arrange the strips of bacon on the baking sheet overlapping them slightly if needed.
7. bake until the bacon slices start to brown about 15 minutes.
8. Blot the excess grease with paper towels.
9. Brush generously with the glaze.
10. Continue baking for 5 more minutes.
11. Turn the bacon strips and blot the excess grease and coat generously
with the glaze and bake for about 10 more minutes.

1. On half the cooled cookies add buttercream, and put a piece of cut
bacon on top.
2. Find another cookie that matches the bottom and put it on the
butttercream and bacon twisting it slightly to seal.
3. If desired drizzles with more maple syrup and top with crumbled candied bacon pieces.


Samantha P. - Chocolate Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Ice Cream

- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 8 oz maple syrup
- 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

1: Wisk the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a medium sauce pan,
bring to a simmer on medium heat. Beat in eggs on low heat, when mixed
fully return to medium heat. Add in chocolate and maple syrup and stir
constantly until thick on spoon. Put in medium sized bowl and chill for 2
hours in the fridge, or in the freezer for 45 minutes. After chilled sieve 2
times to get the eggs out of the mixture. Add chocolate chips when it cools,
but it's optional.
2: Put the mixture in an ice cream mixture and freeze the ice cream
according to the machines

Jessica B. - Jessica's Breakfast Baklava

Jessica's Breakfast Baklava

For the Filling:
2 Cups Jessica's Marvelous Maple Granola (recipe below)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup maple sugar
¼ cup dark brown sugar

For the Sauce:
1 cup of pure maple syrup, dark robust
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
For the Dough:
1 roll of phyllo dough
1 ½ sticks of melted butter

Mix together the granola, sugars and cinnamon. Set aside.
Combine the maple syrup, water and lemon juice in a saucepan and bring
to a full boil. Boil for 5 minutes and let the mixture cool.
Thaw one roll of phyllo dough, following thawing instructions on package.
Unroll and cover the sheets with a damp towel or plastic wrap to prevent
drying out.
Butter a 9"x13" pan.
Place two sheets of phyllo dough in the bottom of the pan and brush with
melted butter. Repeat this until the 6th layer. Sprinkle the maple sugar nut
mixture on the top of the dough. Then repeat another 6 layers of phyllo
dough, buttering each layer. Cut into diamond shaped pieces before
Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. Pour syrup
mixture over the top and let soak in. Enjoy!

Jessica's Marvelous Maple Granola
5 cups oats
5 cups wheat puffs
1 cup coconut [optional; you can substitute dried fruits for the coconut]
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup maple syrup
4 teaspoon vanilla extract

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
-In a large bowl stir together oats, puffed wheat, and cinnamon
-Heat the butter and syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the
butter is melted, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the maple extract.
- Pour the butter mix over the oats mixture and stir
-Bake for ten minutes then toss, bake for 15 more minutes.
-Mix in the coconut after you let the granola cool.
-serve over ice cream, yogurt, or even oatmeal

Aleah G. - Maple Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix cookie batter thoroughly with one egg, 6 tablespoons of softened butter, 8 oz of pure maple syrup and flour. 

Drop spoonfuls of baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.

State of the Girl

Celebrate International Day of the Girl with Girl Scouts October 11

Every year, Girl Scouts joins the global community in observing International Day of the Girl (IDG), a celebration of the power of girls and an opportunity to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance the rights of and opportunities for girls everywhere. In honor of this year’s theme, “IDG+10: Mind the Gap - Girls’ Rights Now!”, we invite you to download the activity sheet linked below and learn more about this very important day. You can even earn a patch!

International Day of the Girl Activity Sheet

If you want to be part of a larger conversation about Girl Scouts of the past, present and future then don't miss our annual State of the Girl community gathering! Save the date for March 7, 2023 and let your voice be heard! Stay tuned for more details to come. 

“I joined Girl Scouts at my church when I was 7 or 8. I learned so much from (Girl Scouting)—leadership, empowerment, drive, and determination. Girl Scouts gave me the opportunity to come together with other girls, work together, grow, and learn. My first plane ride at 13 was to attend a Girl Scouts leadership conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was eye opening for an inner-city kid. I believe in the power to paint the vision of the future for girls. Our girls have the capacity to change the world, we just need to give them the space to dream big and drive towards the goal.”
-Yvette McGee Brown

Tree Tappers Maple Syrup Festival

Join us for the Tree Tappers Maple Syrup Festival March 12 and 13, 2022

Bring the whole family and experience the Camp Ken-Jockety Maple Syrup operation. Go on a hike in our maple grove, help us split some wood and visit the sugarhouse!

Sat., March 12, 2022
Sun., March 13, 2022

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Camp Ken-Jockety (Franklin Co.)
$8 per person

Register now for Sat., March 12, 2022

Register now for Sun., March 13, 2022

Zombie Bash

Zombie Bash 2022

Join us for Zombie Bash- a super-fun and all grades friendly zombie survival challenge! The zombie apocalypse has hit, and we need you to save camp! Learn valuable survival skills while you defend yourself and others, find food and clean water, and outsmart the zombies! 

Oct. 8, 2022 at Camp Ken-Jockety (Franklin Co.) 

Oct. 22, 2022 at Camp Crooked Lane (Morrow Co.) 

Choose from multiple check in times. The event ends at 5 PM. We estimate each group to take about 2 hours to complete the activities. Adults are required for this program. All adults must register and pay the registration fee. Please be sure to follow the appropriate adult-to-girl ratio as outlined in the Safety Activity Checkpoints.

This program has stations throughout camp and requires a moderate amount of walking. A refreshment station with light snacks and water dispensers will be available. Please bring a reusable water bottle to use during the program. Add on to your fun by purchasing a Zombie Fun Patch!

Those who renewed their membership before June 30th received a special discount code to this event, check your email for more information or contact us at or 614-487-8101

Included Activities*

  • Survival Snacks
  • Knot Tying
  • Shelter Building
  • First Aid
  • Camouflaging
  • Silent Steps - New this year!
  • Zombie Games
  • Navigation

*Subject to change

Girl Scouts, Adults, and Volunteers are encouraged to dress up for this event! Dress as survivalist or a zombie! Please remember that this is an all ages event when planning your costume. 

Interested in Volunteering?

Program Aides (Cadette, Senior or Ambassador) can Sign up here: 
Oct. 8, 2022 at Camp Ken-Jockety (Franklin Co.)
Oct. 22, 2022 at Camp Crooked Lane (Morrow Co.)

Adults interested in volunteering can email Julia Fink at