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December 2016


Happy Holidays from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio!

Happy Holidays from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio! As 2016 comes to a close, let’s all (parents, volunteers, alumnae, and staff) take a moment to reflect on why we’re part of the Girl Scout movement. Why do we do what we do? We do it for the girls, of course! Because of Girl Scouts, girls are more confident, more courageous, and more prepared to be the leaders of their own lives. And that’s pretty cool! Here are a few of our favorite stories of Western Ohio girls leading the  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Volunteers

Share the Load For A Successful Cookie Sale!

It’s almost cookie time, volunteers! And for some of our troop leaders, the sale can seem overwhelming. As the deadline approaches, remember: you don’t have to do this alone! The cookie sale works best as a partnership between girls, caregivers, volunteers, and staff. Here are some of our tips for sharing the load this cookie sale! Recruit A Troop Cookie Manager As the troop leader, you are already responsible for so many things for your girls. And while it’s tempting to  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

Badges, patches, and patch programs, oh my!

A sash filled with colorful badges and patches is a great visual reminder for your Girl Scout of all the wonderful experiences she’s had and the skills she’s honed. What an amazing way to show the world all she’s accomplished! While badges and patches are both part of the legacy of Girl Scouts, many people use the words badge and patch interchangeably without realizing there is an important difference between the two. What’s the difference, you ask? Badges The  ...

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