Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2020 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2020 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 1. This year we recognized 51 girls who, in taking the lead and making a sustainable impact on an issue in their community, earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Girl Scout Gold Award. They join a legacy more than 100 years strong: our best and brightest Gold Award Girl Scouts!  The ceremony was held at The Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and featured keynote  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

Are You Prepared for Cookie Booth Sales?

Cookie Booth season is almost upon us! With so much going on in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for the Cookies in Hand Phase. Here’s a simple list of things to remember before you go out and sell with your girls! Pick Up Your Cookies Once Girl Scout Cookies arrive in western Ohio, you’ll need to pick them up! You’ll want to make sure you have enough cookies for all of the customers who will be visiting you!  ...

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General

Simple Tips for Managing Group Behavior

You’ve heard that old saying, “it’s like herding cats.” Our hope is to keep that expression from describing your experience with your Girl Scout troop, so we have asked some experienced troop leaders and educators who work with youth every day for tips for managing group behavior. Adhere to a Troop Agreement Set clear expectations from the start to ensure all members (girls and adults!) are on the same page. A troop agreement is a compliment to the Girl Scout Promise & Law.  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteers

11 Favorite Camp Games

Camp season is coming, it’s practically here. And what’s the best part of camp? All the zany camp games, of course! We’ve put together a list of our outdoor program team’s favorite camp games for you to play with your Girl Scouts. Try one (or try them all) as you dream of warmer winds and sunnier days at summer camp. Elephant, Palm Tree, Giraffe The group starts in a circle with a player in the middle. The player in the middle points at someone in the circle and says  ...

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