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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. through Service All Year Long

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader who called for connection and community across all aspects of society. While he is most known for leading the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, as well as his impactful “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. also believed in the power of service. As an honor and a reminder of the incredible achievements and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., the third Monday of January — chosen as a celebration of King’s birthday —  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: A Lifelong Impact

As we shared in June, our council hosted our first Bronze and Silver Award Ceremonies for girls in Western Ohio and southeastern Indiana who earned these highest awards in Girl Scouting. In total, 79 Bronze Award Girl Scouts and 45 Silver Award Girl Scouts gathered at the spring ceremonies to receive their accolades in person and share about their projects, while also connecting with other Girl Scouts, staff, and keynote speakers who delivered speeches with incredible stories and valuable  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: A Four-Generation Family Tradition

This Spring, our council hosted our first Bronze and Silver Award Ceremonies for girls in western Ohio and southeastern Indiana who earned these highest awards in Girl Scouting. For the 2022 membership year, a total of 315 girls earned their Bronze Award and 198 earned their Silver Award, and we were so excited to honor their achievements across all four of our service regions! In total, 79 Bronze Award Girl Scouts and 45 Silver Award Girl Scouts gathered at the ceremonies to receive their  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, Volunteers

Six Things You Might Not Know About Bridging

Bridging is an esteemed Girl Scout tradition that honors girls’ achievements yearly and celebrates “crossing the bridge” to the next Girl Scout level! Like a typical Girl Scout ceremony, bridging ceremonies consist of an opening, a celebration, and a closing. Whether you use a physical or a symbolic bridge during this tradition, girls will have a blast planning the celebration that marks the end of a year full of fun and adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro ready to switch up your  ...

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