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March 2017

Family Experience, News, Parents, Volunteers

Fundraise for GSWO while you shop–for free!

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has proudly encouraged girls to do anything they set their sights on. From travelling to foreign countries to explore their passions, to investing money from cookie sales right back into her community, Girl Scouts are tomorrow’s leaders. With your help, together, we can make the world a better place. But what if you could support Girl Scouts of Western Ohio without impacting your budget? Turns out, it’s really easy! When you shop at Kroger and  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Busy hands mean busy minds!

Girl Scouts is a major fan of experiential learning, also known as learning by doing. We believe it’s the best way for girls (and adults!) to try new things and build skills. But what does it mean, exactly? What is learning by doing? According to the American Psychological Association, learning by doing means “learning from experiences resulting directly from one’s own actions, as contrasted with learning from watching others perform, reading others’ instructions or  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Girls, News, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

G.I.R.L. 2017 Opportunities for Girls and Adults

In 2017, we’re putting the spotlight squarely on girls for the premier event for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who wants to make the world a better place—and we’re calling it G.I.R.L. 2017. And Columbus is the host city! The time is now—time to give girls and young women the tools to empower themselves for a lifetime of leadership, to connect and share ideas with one another in friendship, and to act together in true team spirit to let the world know girls  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, News

Western Ohio glitters at the 2017 Gold Award Ceremony

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 we recognized 54 girls who are part of an elite group of young women: our best and brightest, who were inspired, found the greatness inside themselves, and shared their ideas and passions with their communities. These are our Gold Award recipients for 2017 and you can explore all of their awesome projects here! The ceremony featured keynote speaker Assistant Chief Karen Marquardt, the first female in the history of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department to achieve  ...

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