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It’s National S’mores Day! Try Out Our Staff’s Favorite Gourmet Recipes

It’s one of our favorite days of the year—National S’mores Day! Celebrated every year on August 10, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy our favorite summer treat. After all, Girl Scouts are credited with the first recipe for s’mores back in 1927, so we have a bit of experience! And while there’s nothing wrong with a classic combo of graham crackers, marshmallow, and chocolate, our staff have perfected some gourmet recipes that we can’t keep to ourselves. The  ...

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Family Experience, Volunteer Experience

The Importance of Showing Up: How Girl Scouts Changed Our Family’s Life, and What Being a Dad Troop Leader Means to Me

Guest Post by Chuck Sambuchino When someone asks me how I became a Girl Scout Daisy troop leader, I always answer: “By accident.” In early 2018, my marriage ended, and the split was tough for our daughter, Geneva. Geneva was lonely and I felt powerless to ease her pain. Then I got an idea. At the time, Geneva was enrolled at a very small school and hadn’t made many friends. I wanted her to transfer to a bigger school for first grade. A bigger school meant more community and chances at  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

THRIVE 2020 Patch Program

As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto “be prepared” — and that includes when the unexpected happens. With the new THRIVE 2020 patch program, you can demonstrate your skills to survive, THRIVE, and be a better Girl Scout during the worldwide pandemic we’re experiencing. Even in challenging times, Girl Scouts continue to make the world a better place, and the world needs us now more than ever! Earn your Girl Scouts of Western Ohio THRIVE 2020 patch by completing the required number  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Volunteer Experience

In Girl Scouts, “Failures” Become Our Favorite Stories!

Ask a Girl Scout or Girl Scout alum to share her story and you’ll hear tales of friendships built, skills tested (and mastered), outdoor adventures, and more. And almost always, said with a laugh and a touch of nostalgia, they’ll tell a tale of a “fail” that shines brightly in their most cherished memories. Maybe it’s the time they left late for their overnight canoe trip and were still paddling down the river trying to reach their campsite well after dark. Or  ...

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