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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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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright

On Sunday, March 5, our 2023 Gold Award Girl Scouts glittered as we celebrated and honored their achievements with a formal ceremony at the Ponitz Center in Dayton. This year, we recognized 37 girls who took the lead and made a sustainable impact on an issue in their community on their way to earning the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting—the Gold Award. Each Gold Award Girl Scout has left a lasting impression on a cause they cared about, devoting a minimum of 80 hours of individual  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

Seven Ways to Celebrate Girl Scout Week

It’s almost Girl Scout Week, and we’re celebrating Girl Scout’s 111th birthday this year! Each March, girls, alums, and volunteers nationwide participate in Girl Scout Week—a special spirit week during which all Girl Scouts, past and present, are invited to show their Girl Scout pride. Beginning with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath, Girl Scout Week always includes March 12—the day that marks the founding of our movement when Juliette Gordon Low officially  ...

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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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