Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, News

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2019 Gold Award Ceremony!

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2019 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 3. This year we recognized 42 girls who, in taking the lead and making a sustainable impact on an issue in their community, earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Girl Scout Gold Award. They join a legacy over 100 years strong, our best and brightest Gold Award Girl Scouts!  The ceremony was held at The Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and featured keynote speaker  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Featured, Girls, Volunteers

Are You Ready to Celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial?

Did you know that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment? Why is this an important milestone for Girl Scouts (and American women in general)? The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights. The ratification of this amendment was the culmination of decades of determined campaigning by countless women (and some men too!) for equal voting rights under the law. The legacy of this group of determined  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

What is Family Giving?

We are at a critical time for girls. As women and girls continue to face challenges related to gender bias, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is inspiring, preparing, and mobilizing girls and those who care about them to lead positive change. Given a safe space for learning, experimentation, and community, Girl Scouts see a clear path to leadership and learn to take purposeful action. That’s where Family Giving comes in. What is Family Giving? Family Giving is an opportunity for families to  ...

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10 Outdoor Activities to Beat the Winter Blues

Whether you are an outdoor adventurer or more of an indoor enthusiast, there are lots of fun, interesting ideas to push away the pesky winter blues. We went to the experts, our Outdoor Trainers and Outdoor Program staff, to ask them about their favorite winter activities. Hike through a winter wonderland Okay, so we live in Ohio and the whole “winter wonderland” thing can be more of a gray soggy mess, but our Outdoor Program Manager, Tori Houck, promises that snow or not, it  ...

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