Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Browsing Category:

Featured

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Featured, Parents

Girl Scout Traditions: Space Explorers!

Here’s a fun fact: virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space is a Girl Scout alum. That’s means more than one third of NASA’s space shuttle missions have had a Girl Scout flying on them! We count among our alums women like Dr. Kathryn Sullivan (the first American female to spacewalk), Susan Helms (the first woman to serve as a crew member on the International Space Station), and Mae Jemison (an engineer and the first African American woman to travel in space)  ...

Continue Reading

Featured, Parents

Are You Man Enough to be a Girl Scout? These 5 Superstar Volunteers Are!

We believe that when girls succeed, so does society. And what’s the best way you can help girls (and society) succeed?  Being a youth mentor! “Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington So we ask you, gentleman: are you ready to be a mentor for your daughter?  For girls  ...

Continue Reading

Featured, News, Volunteers

What Are the New Girl Scout Badges & Where Do I Find Them?

Have you heard about our new badges? In July of 2018 Girl Scouts of the USA introduced new badges and new Journeys to help our girls build new skills, expand their horizons, and grow into confident leaders. Pretty nifty, right? With topics like cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science, space exploration, and college prep there’s sure to be something (or several somethings!) to pique your Girl Scout’s interest. So what are the the  ...

Continue Reading

Featured, Volunteers

Troop Committees: How to Build One & Why They’re Important for a Strong Troop

According to research from the Girl Scouts Research Institute, the most successful troops nationwide have 12 girl members. While this allows for lively, engaging conversation among the girls, it can quickly get overwhelming if there are only two troop leaders present. That’s where Troop Committees come in! Adult support is vital to the experience girls have in a troop setting, and Troop Committees ensure that you’ve got the help you need. What is a Troop Committee? The term  ...

Continue Reading