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It’s National S’mores Day! Try Out Our Staff’s Favorite Gourmet Recipes

It’s one of our favorite days of the year—National S’mores Day! Celebrated every year on August 10, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy our favorite summer treat. After all, Girl Scouts are credited with the first recipe for s’mores back in 1927, so we have a bit of experience! And while there’s nothing wrong with a classic combo of graham crackers, marshmallow, and chocolate, our staff have perfected some gourmet recipes that we can’t keep to ourselves. The  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2020 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2020 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 1. This year we recognized 51 girls who, in taking the lead and making a sustainable impact on an issue in their community, earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Girl Scout Gold Award. They join a legacy more than 100 years strong: our best and brightest Gold Award Girl Scouts!  The ceremony was held at The Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and featured keynote  ...

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Girl Scout Ava Exemplifies G.I.R.L. with Toy Drive

Community service is in Girl Scouts’ DNA. Ever since the organization was founded in 1912, Girl Scouts offered a helping hand to those in need and worked together to improve their corner of the world. And that’s still true today! Ava M, a Cadette Girl Scout from Cincinnati, applied what she’s learned about caring for her community through Girl Scouts to something near and dear to her heart: cheering up sick children. When she was younger, she was a patient at Cincinnati  ...

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Guest Editorial: How to Take on Girl-Led Service Projects

by Kate Harold Service is important to many of our troop’s families, and of course it’s a big part of what Girl Scouts is about. Last year my co-leader and I decided to embark on a service project with our troop that would last throughout the school year, rather than being a one-time event. At that time, our troop consisted of 13 second grade Brownies and one sixth grade Cadette. After our first year being a troop together, we received feedback that many of the girls and their families  ...

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