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Explore Peacebuilding with the Dayton International Peace Museum

World Thinking Day is a day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the globe to come together to learn from one another and speak out on issues that are affecting them. This year’s theme is peacebuilding, and we wanted to explore that a little further to seek an understanding of what it truly means to be a peacebuilder. We spoke with Executive Director, Kevin Kelly, of the Dayton International Peace Museum about how this unique organization supports the learning and practice of peace in  ...

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Peacebuilding Through Faith

World Thinking Day, an International Day of Friendship and Girl Scout tradition, has been celebrated on by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 countries every February 22 since 1926. Each year, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) selects a theme that represents a timely international issue for girls to focus on as they celebrate this Girl Scout tradition. The 2021 World Thinking Day theme is Peacebuilding. As we explore the topic of peacebuilding, the ties between  ...

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What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Susan Matz

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. I became a Girl Scout in the 4th grade, as it took several years to find a leader for our troop in my small town of Wooster, Ohio. That year I met a tiny girl in my troop whose family had escaped Indonesia as the communists took over the country. Gwen became one of my dearest friends and still is. We shared cultures and traditions.  We laughed and worked together, had adventures in Girl Scouts, learned to be leaders and  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, Parents

Simple Ways to Give Back This Year

One of the greatest things that a girl can learn while in Girl Scouting is the impact you can have, even at a young age, when you make helping others a priority.  A young Girl Scout said it best, “I like being a Girl Scout because, like, when you help people you touch their hearts.” As we come to the end of a tumultuous year, let’s challenge ourselves to touch hearts. Let’s seek out simple ways to give back to our neighbors and communities. It’s time to close out 2020 by  ...

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