Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Global Action: Girl Scouts Tackle Climate Change

As Girl Scouts, we work to take action in serving our communities and making the world a better place. The Global Action Award encourages Girl Scouts to do just that by exploring the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015 by global leaders worldwide. These Global Goals work toward a more sustainable development in three key areas: economic, social and environment. Each year Girl Scouts focus on a different goal for the Global Action Award, and this year we are taking on Goal 13:  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2021 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2021 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 25. This year we recognized 21 Gold Award Girl Scouts who persevered through the challenges of a pandemic and a worldwide shutdown to lead sustainable change in their communities. Through the countless pivots to their project plans, adaptations to follow social distancing guidelines, and general uncertainty of the last year these girls kept moving forward toward their goal. We honor their hard work  ...

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Alumnae, Featured, General

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Dr. Kristen Lear

From Girl Scout Night Hikes to Worldwide Bat Conservation Night hikes were always my favorite part of Girl Scout camp: the darkness surrounding us; the reflective eyes of hundreds of tiny spiders; the nearly silent wing beats of owls. And my favorite nighttime sound: the subtle clicks of bats as they echolocated through the sky in search of prey. I had always been intrigued by bats in spite of their misrepresentation in popular culture. They were an underdog: an animal critical to  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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