Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

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“I Will Do My Best to Be…”

Girl Scouts of all ages–all the way back to the beginning of the movement in 1912–share in reciting the Girl Scout Promise & Law. Although there have been some changes to these words over the decades due to our ever changing world, they remain the core of Girl Scouts, uniting numerous girls globally for over 100 years. Every individual girl is incredibly unique, so connecting to these words on a personal level is key to their power and unification! Girl Scouts is inclusive  ...

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Progression and Bonding: Why This Troop Leader Recommends TAC

Guest Editorial by Kelly Kramer Why do I want to take my troop to TAC every year? This is a question many leaders have asked me. Most say, “we did that once and we want to give our troop different opportunities each year.” First of all, that is what TAC is—a different opportunity each year. Second, we live in Franklin, just south of Dayton, and we go to Camp Libbey because it is a camp we don’t go to throughout the year and we love. The first year my troop went to TAC  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Our Gold Shines Bright: Olivia’s Story

Olivia is a senior at Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, from Mason OH. For her Gold Award project, entitled “Step into STEM,” she created a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) camp for minority and low-income children to provide opportunities for them to explore STEM topics and careers at an early age. Last summer, I created the camp Step Into STEM for my Gold Award Project. This camp targets students from 1st to 8th grade that are of historically underrepresented groups  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Featured, Girls, Volunteers

6 Helpful Apps for Budding Naturalists!

Do you love the outdoors? When you find a bug or a plant that you’ve never seen before, do you yearn to identify it? Do you want to know more about animal tracks, the night sky, or hiking trails in your area? Well, budding naturalists, this post is for you! We’ve put together a list of helpful apps that you can use as you explore the world around you and work on some of our Naturalist and Environmental Stewardship badges. So put your nature detective hat on (if that’s not  ...

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