Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2021 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2021 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 25. This year we recognized 21 Gold Award Girl Scouts who persevered through the challenges of a pandemic and a worldwide shutdown to lead sustainable change in their communities. Through the countless pivots to their project plans, adaptations to follow social distancing guidelines, and general uncertainty of the last year these girls kept moving forward toward their goal. We honor their hard work  ...

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Alumnae, Featured, General

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Dr. Kristen Lear

From Girl Scout Night Hikes to Worldwide Bat Conservation Night hikes were always my favorite part of Girl Scout camp: the darkness surrounding us; the reflective eyes of hundreds of tiny spiders; the nearly silent wing beats of owls. And my favorite nighttime sound: the subtle clicks of bats as they echolocated through the sky in search of prey. I had always been intrigued by bats in spite of their misrepresentation in popular culture. They were an underdog: an animal critical to  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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Cookies & Beyond

Don’t Miss Our Virtual Cookie Rallies!

There are so many differences in our world, but there are two things we can agree on: cookies are one of life’s many great pleasures, and supporting budding entrepreneurs makes a strong impact on us all! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is still in full swing around the country, and in our increasingly virtual world, Girl Scouts have become quick problem solvers in order to get Girl Scout Cookies to all their hungry customers. In doing so, girls are learning even more business skills that they  ...

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