Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Volunteers

Steps For Building Leadership Skills As A Troop

Girl Scouts has been building leadership skills in girls since our beginning. How do we do it? By giving girls opportunities to take the lead as they tackle new adventures, build their skills with our badges and awards, develop strong core values, and learn to work together to solve problems. How do we know it works? Because we’ve tested it! (Seriously, we’ve got the data…check out Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study.) So how can you continue our legacy of  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

It’s Not Just a Cookie: From Cookie Rookie to Entrepreneur, Girl Scout Style!

Did you know that 50% of female business leaders wore Girl Scout green in their youth? That’s an awesome track record of building future entrepreneurs. How do we do it? Through our awesome Cookie Program, and its 5 skills, of course! What are the 5 skills? Decision making, goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics are what our girls are learning as they’re earning money for troop activities and it’s these skills that set them apart as  ...

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Girls

5 Reasons Not to Attend a CSA Leadership Conference

Every year hundreds of middle and high school Girl Scouts from across western Ohio gather together for 2 amazing weekends of inspiration, innovation, and just plain fun. What are those weekends? They’re the CSA Leadership Conferences, of course! Why do girls keep coming back year after year? They love it! Like a lot! But will you love it? Maybe. Before you decide, consider this. We’ve got 5 reasons NOT TO ATTEND the CSA Leadership Conference! You hate any activity that requires  ...

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Girls

Guest Editorial: Girl Scout Katie Eggleston

During my week at Camp Whip Poor Will from June 24-29, 2018 I participated in a partnership program with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Air Camp Inc.  Myself and 37 other Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio participated. Each day we attended various programs and field trips all over the Dayton, OH area to learn new info that would prepare us for our ultimate end goal, Successful Flight!  This camp provided me an insight into a possible future career in the Aerospace  ...

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