Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Alumnae, Parents

Celebrating Our Founder: Juliette Gordon Low

Do you know the story of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts? She’s one of our favorite trailblazers, and October 31 is her birthday! So today we celebrate her boundless enthusiasm, ardent belief in the potential of girls to achieve great things, and ability to galvanize others to take action. In 1912 she started a movement whose impact is still felt today by millions of girls and women across our nation. Now that’s a legacy worth celebrating! But who was Juliette?  ...

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Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: An Overview

In March of 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop to prepare girls to meet the world with courage, confidence, and character. With over 100 years of history, Girl Scouts has taken on quite a few traditions. Here are some awesome traditions you can take part in to celebrate Girl Scouts! Slogan & Motto The Girl Scout slogan, used since 1912, is “Do a good turn daily.” The slogan is a reminder of the many ways that girls can contribute positively to  ...

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Volunteers

Progression, It’s Not Just For Girls!

Progression is something we promote at Girl Scouts, both for girls and for our volunteers. No one joins the organization already knowing the many resources we have at a national and council level, with the Girl Scout handbook and Volunteer Essentials committed to memory, and knowing a skilled facilitator for every badge and activity that your troop is going to want to try. And that’s okay! To help you build your knowledge and skills as a volunteer, we’ve put together a handy  ...

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Volunteers

Steps For Building Leadership Skills As A Troop

Girl Scouts has been building leadership skills in girls since our beginning. How do we do it? By giving girls opportunities to take the lead as they tackle new adventures, build their skills with our badges and awards, develop strong core values, and learn to work together to solve problems. How do we know it works? Because we’ve tested it! (Seriously, we’ve got the data…check out Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study.) So how can you continue our legacy of  ...

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