The Girl Scouts' credo is "Where girls grow strong," and selling Girl Scout cookies is only a small part of building girl power. On field trips and through mentorships with local employers, girls learn about science, business, arts, and themselves. The organization also hosts spring and summer camps. The Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council serves girls in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties. Many schools have troops already in formation, so we suggest you check there first before calling the council. If all else fails, consider starting your own troop - the council will set you on your way with training courses - or have your daughter sign on as an individual member, getting training, updates, and information about local events via e-mail. (Surprised? The Girl Scouts have been around a long time; they didn't last this long without knowing how to change with the times.) Each troop meets as often as the parents want them to and frequency can range from one to four times a month. Girls in first through fifth grade are eligible for Brownies; from sixth through twelfth grade they join the Girl Scouts.