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The CIT Program, It’s A-Changing!

Oh the times, and the counselor-in-training (CIT) program, they are a-changing! What’s the CIT program? It’s a beloved camp tradition where older Girl Scouts (called CITs) build their leadership and outdoor skills as they work directly with younger girls during summer camp. It’s like a multi-year training program for becoming an official camp counselor and all-around awesome human being! Sounds fun, right? It is fun but it’s also closely tied to the Girl Scout idea  ...

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Our Gold Shines Bright: 2018 Gold Award Girl Scouts!

Western Ohio glittered at our 2018 Gold Award Ceremony. We recognized 44 girls who have earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Girl Scout Gold Award, at a council-wide ceremony on Sunday, March 4, 2018. These girls’ projects are shining examples of what our youth can accomplish with passionate mentors, community support, and a desire to make a lasting impact on the world! You are our best and brightest, Gold Award Girl Scouts!  The ceremony featured keynote speaker Dr.  ...

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Submit Your Video to be Featured on GSWO Social Media Platforms!

Have you ever wanted to be featured on the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio social media channels? Well now you can! From now until Sunday, March 11, we’re accepting video submissions of Girl Scouts, troops, and parents talking about what it means to be a G.I.R.L.! You can discuss one part, like what it means to be a Go-Getter, an Innovator, a Risk-Taker or a Leader, or all four at once! The choice is yours. Not sure where to begin? Here are some prompts: What does it mean to be a go-getter?  ...

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Guest Editorial: Abby Sowinski, Why I Stay in Girl Scouts

Why am I a Girl Scout? Girl Scouts gives me so many opportunities that I cannot go anywhere else to get. I joined Girls Scouts as an eager 1st grade Daisy. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to attend camps, earn awards, and meet new friends. Camps help me gain a better understanding of the world around me. Service Awards, like the Silver Award, challenge me in different ways and help me to grow as a leader. My Girl Scout friends are many, as we are sisters in Girl Scouts. When I  ...

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