Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Tips for Successfully Managing Your Troop This Year

Troop management is about more than being in charge or having a special title; it’s recognizing that you’re part of a team, and understanding the team’s needs and interests. For volunteers, the start of a new Girl Scouting year is a great time to get excited about all the opportunities ahead of you—including the chance to help girls succeed, play a critical role in their lives, and watch them blossom! Whether you’re an experienced volunteer or a first-time leader, troop management is  ...

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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

On Our Sleeves: The Importance of Conversations for Children’s Mental Wellness

Earlier this month, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio supporters and volunteers attended Girl Pulse 2023—a virtual event to unpack girls’ needs around mental health, workforce development, equity and access, and how Girl Scouts makes a positive difference. We were thrilled to be joined by Katherine Winner, MD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Dayton Children’s Hospital during our conversation. Now, the team from Dayton Children’s Hospital is sharing helpful advice for all those  ...

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Featured, General, News

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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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: A Lifelong Impact

As we shared in June, our council hosted our first Bronze and Silver Award Ceremonies for girls in Western Ohio and southeastern Indiana who earned these highest awards in Girl Scouting. In total, 79 Bronze Award Girl Scouts and 45 Silver Award Girl Scouts gathered at the spring ceremonies to receive their accolades in person and share about their projects, while also connecting with other Girl Scouts, staff, and keynote speakers who delivered speeches with incredible stories and valuable  ...

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