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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. through Service All Year Long

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader who called for connection and community across all aspects of society. While he is most known for leading the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, as well as his impactful “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. also believed in the power of service. As an honor and a reminder of the incredible achievements and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., the third Monday of January — chosen as a celebration of King’s birthday —  ...

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Q&A with CEO Aimée Sproles

Over the last six months, I’ve loved getting to know the girls, volunteers, caregivers, and supporters across our council! I have visited our camps, attended highest award ceremonies, met many of you at volunteer appreciation events, and so much more. Each interaction has reinforced to me the strength and importance of Girl Scouts right here in western Ohio and southeastern Indiana. As I get to know you all better, I wanted to ensure that you get to know me as well! We recently gave girls  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, Volunteers

Six Things You Might Not Know About Bridging

Bridging is an esteemed Girl Scout tradition that honors girls’ achievements yearly and celebrates “crossing the bridge” to the next Girl Scout level! Like a typical Girl Scout ceremony, bridging ceremonies consist of an opening, a celebration, and a closing. Whether you use a physical or a symbolic bridge during this tradition, girls will have a blast planning the celebration that marks the end of a year full of fun and adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro ready to switch up your  ...

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1,630 Miles: A Message From Our CEO

1,630 miles. That’s how many miles I’ve put on my Jeep since arriving in Ohio in January. That’s a lot of miles! But I wouldn’t take any of those miles back; these last few months have been a fantastic introduction to this council.    I’ve had the opportunity to travel up, down, and across western Ohio and southeastern Indiana meeting all of you. I’ve waved as you loaded your cars with boxes of Thin Mints® that will fuel girls’ adventures. I’ve met you at service team  ...

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