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Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2019 Gold Award Ceremony!

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2019 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 3. This year we recognized 42 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 over 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 speaker  ...

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What is Family Giving?

We are at a critical time for girls. As women and girls continue to face challenges related to gender bias, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is inspiring, preparing, and mobilizing girls and those who care about them to lead positive change. Given a safe space for learning, experimentation, and community, Girl Scouts see a clear path to leadership and learn to take purposeful action. That’s where Family Giving comes in. What is Family Giving? Family Giving is an opportunity for families to  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

“I Will Do My Best to Be…”

Girl Scouts of all ages–all the way back to the beginning of the movement in 1912–share in reciting the Girl Scout Promise & Law. Although there have been some changes to these words over the decades due to our ever changing world, they remain the core of Girl Scouts, uniting numerous girls globally for over 100 years. Every individual girl is incredibly unique, so connecting to these words on a personal level is key to their power and unification! Girl Scouts is inclusive  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright: Olivia’s Story

Olivia is a senior at Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, from Mason OH. For her Gold Award project, entitled “Step into STEM,” she created a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) camp for minority and low-income children to provide opportunities for them to explore STEM topics and careers at an early age. Last summer, I created the camp Step Into STEM for my Gold Award Project. This camp targets students from 1st to 8th grade that are of historically underrepresented groups  ...

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