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March 2016

Family Experience, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Exploring the Outdoors When You’re Not Outdoorsy

We all have different levels of comfort with the outdoors. Some of us hear “outdoor adventure” and immediately grab our trekking gear, compass, and are ready for some back country fun. Others hear “outdoor” and think “no, inside good, outside bad.” But even if all 33 Signs You’re Not An Outdoor Person apply to you, the girls you love need to play outside! Why is nature important? Here’s just a few benefits girls receive from outdoor  ...

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Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Reasons To Be Excited For Next Year!

Spring is a busy time of year for Girl Scouts. Girls are wrapping up the cookie sale, attending program events, and planning things like troop trips and other fun activities. In all the bustle, it’s easy to delay planning for next year. You’ll get to it later, right? But planning for next year is incredibly important. Why? Because girls (and parents) who know that exciting things are coming are more likely to come back. So let’s build that excitement with these 4 reasons  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: Ash Ceremonies

Campfires and ceremonies are both iconic Girl Scout activities and we love combining them into one amazing memory maker:  the Ash Ceremony. What’s an Ash Ceremony?  We’re so glad you asked! An Ash Ceremony involves taking ashes from one campfire to another and is a ceremony conducted by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world. Wondering what’s the purpose of carting around all those ashes?  The main purpose of these ashes is to bring to the attention of all Girl  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, News

Our Gold Shines Bright: Gold Award 2016

Happy Girl Scout week! On Sunday, March 6, 2016 we honored 44 girls from across Western Ohio who achieved the highest honor in Girl Scouting-the Gold Award! 100 years ago Juliette Gordon-Low introduced the Highest Award in Girl Scouts, the Golden Eagle of Merit. Since then, the highest award name has changed several times but the Gold Award’s commitment to community and excellence has remained strong. This prestigious award challenged each girl to change the world, or at least her  ...

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