Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Helpful Tips to Boost Your Mental Wellness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In an effort to raise awareness, fight the stigmas that come with mental health issues, and encourage building wellness skills, Girl Scouts of the USA has released Girl Scout Wellness Activities—and a special patch! At Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, we are working to connect girls to the resources and skills they need to be resilient, ready, and strong when they experience big emotions or know someone who is struggling with mental health. On May 3, we  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Western Ohio Glitters with Gold

On March 6, girls from all across western Ohio were honored at our 2022 Gold Award Ceremony. This year, we recognized 29 Gold Award Girl Scouts who are making the world a better place. While balancing school, work, numerous extracurricular activities, and ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions, these girls persevered to make a lasting impact on their communities. It takes hard work and dedication to earn the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting. The ceremony was held at Sinclair Community  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Celebrate Black History Month with a New Patch Program

The History of Black History Month Black History Month was created to celebrate and remember important people, accomplishments, and heritage. It was first thought of by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Originally, it was only celebrated for one week and the focus was to teach Black history in public schools. Woodson titled it “Negro History Week.” Woodson chose February to be the time of the celebration because Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were both born in February. These men played  ...

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Family Experience, Girls

3 Outdoor Activities for Snow Days

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind may moan but that doesn’t stop Girl Scouts from heading out and enjoying the snow. Are you ready to bundle up and head outside for some snowy day activities? Here’s a few of our favorites to try this winter. Get Creative! Test your architectural design skills by building a snow castle. You’ll just need a shovel, a bucket, and a variety of plastic food containers or paper cups—any containers will do to use as a mold for walls, turrets,  ...

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