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Interested in Girl Scout History? Join the GSWO Archive Committee!

Are you curious about Girl Scout history? Want to walk in the steps of Juliette Gordon Low? That’s good, because we’re looking for members for the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Archive Committee! What is the Archive Committee? We’re so glad you asked! The Archive Committee is a group of passionate volunteers who are responsible for cataloging and sharing the history of Girl Scouts throughout western Ohio. They help create the display cases in the GSWO offices, create  ...

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Featured, Volunteers

3 Handy Resources for Tramping and Trailing Through the Outdoors with Girl Scouts!

Girls have been tramping and trailing through the outdoors with Girl Scouts for over a hundred years (there’s even a book called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts published in 1927), and thanks to the More Than S’mores research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, we know that the time girls spend outdoors benefits them immensely. But not every girl (or volunteer!) who joins your troop arrives at her first meeting prepared for a 10 mile hike and a weekend, or even just one  ...

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Featured, Volunteers

4 Awesome Resources for Conflict Resolution with Kids!

We’ve all been there. You’re mentoring a group of youth and a disagreement arises. It can be over something you consider small, such as who gets to use the blue marker that minute, or something large, like an argument over a sensitive issue where each side is certain they are correct and no one wants to agree to disagree. Sometimes there’s tears, sometimes there’s shouting, but all too often these disagreements mean hurt feelings and damaged relationships. So how do  ...

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Alumnae, Featured

Famous Girl Scout G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)™

Have you heard about about the new G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ Agenda released by Girl Scouts of the USA? It’s a nonpartisan initiative that aims to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls and those who care about them to lead positive change through civic action! Sounds pretty awesome, right? And for all of our alumnae out there, it may sound pretty familiar. Why? Because Girl Scouts have been Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders from the very  ...

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