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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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17 Badges and Journeys to Explore and Protect the Planet

If we know one thing that Girl Scouts love, its the outdoors! As Girl Scouts, we promise to make the world a better place, and one way we can do so is by protecting and preserving nature. The Global Action Award encourages girls to explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by world leaders in 2015. The 2021 focus of the Global Action Award is Goal #13, climate action. We have compiled a list of 17 Girl Scout badges and Journeys to help girls explore nature, environmental stewardship,  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2021 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2021 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 25. This year we recognized 21 Gold Award Girl Scouts who persevered through the challenges of a pandemic and a worldwide shutdown to lead sustainable change in their communities. Through the countless pivots to their project plans, adaptations to follow social distancing guidelines, and general uncertainty of the last year these girls kept moving forward toward their goal. We honor their hard work  ...

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Meet the Black Women Who Desegregated Girl Scouts

When Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in 1912, she founded it on the principle that it would be a space for “all girls.” Black girls were proud to be a part of the third troop ever formed in 1913 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and in 1917, the first all-Black Girl Scout troops were established. Despite these instances of inclusion for all girls, Black girls were still being excluded from participation by segregation laws across the United States. In a private letter, Low  ...

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