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What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Dr. Kristen Lear

From Girl Scout Night Hikes to Worldwide Bat Conservation Night hikes were always my favorite part of Girl Scout camp: the darkness surrounding us; the reflective eyes of hundreds of tiny spiders; the nearly silent wing beats of owls. And my favorite nighttime sound: the subtle clicks of bats as they echolocated through the sky in search of prey. I had always been intrigued by bats in spite of their misrepresentation in popular culture. They were an underdog: an animal critical to  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Parents, Volunteers

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Susan Matz

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. I became a Girl Scout in the 4th grade, as it took several years to find a leader for our troop in my small town of Wooster, Ohio. That year I met a tiny girl in my troop whose family had escaped Indonesia as the communists took over the country. Gwen became one of my dearest friends and still is. We shared cultures and traditions.  We laughed and worked together, had adventures in Girl Scouts, learned to be leaders and  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Featured

The Travel Bugs Are Headed to Panama!

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has a brand-new travel group, the Travel Bugs, and we’re inviting all Cadette, Seniors and Ambassadors to come along with us. We’ve partnered with EF Tours, who are celebrated for their expertise in travel, specifically with students and Girl Scouts. They even have an entire branch of their company dedicated to Girl Scout Travel! Panama 2020 Our trip in the summer of 2020 will be to Panama! Now, I don’t want to sound too excited, but I’M SO EXCITED! This will be  ...

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