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Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Camp Activities You Can Do Without a Facilitator

Our high adventure activities at camp are awesome and we know girls love them, but there also a ton of activities you can do that don’t require a specifically trained facilitator! We asked some of our camp and outdoor experts for some fan favorite activities that get girls outdoors and ready to explore in a simple, easily accessible way. Take a Hike! Outdoor Learning Facilitator, Kyle Sevilla, suggests heading out for a night hike! Grab your flash light and hit the trails as you experience  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

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, Family Experience

Girl Scout Lingo: What Does That Mean?

Girl Scouts has been around for more than 100 years, which means we’ve had a lot of time to pick up a lot of traditions and quirky terminology. When you first join, it can feel like everyone is speaking another language! To help bridge the gap, we’ve created a glossary of the most common Girl Scout words and phrases. We recommend keeping this page bookmarked, because we’ll continue to update it as needed!   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W A Alum  ...

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