Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Badges, Activities, & Beyond

More Awesome Ohio Troop Trips

Are you ready to explore new places with your troop? To venture beyond the boundaries of your hometown and see what the Buckeye state has to offer? It’s time for a new adventure—Ohio style! Ohio has many unique destinations that make great troop trip opportunities. We highlighted some of our favorites back in 2019—including our amazing state parks, the winding shores of Lake Erie, and fun activities to do when visiting the state capital—but new and exciting opportunities are popping up each  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: A Four-Generation Family Tradition

This Spring, 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. For the 2022 membership year, a total of 315 girls earned their Bronze Award and 198 earned their Silver Award, and we were so excited to honor their achievements across all four of our service regions! In total, 79 Bronze Award Girl Scouts and 45 Silver Award Girl Scouts gathered at the ceremonies to receive their  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, Volunteers

Six Things You Might Not Know About Bridging

Bridging is an esteemed Girl Scout tradition that honors girls’ achievements yearly and celebrates “crossing the bridge” to the next Girl Scout level! Like a typical Girl Scout ceremony, bridging ceremonies consist of an opening, a celebration, and a closing. Whether you use a physical or a symbolic bridge during this tradition, girls will have a blast planning the celebration that marks the end of a year full of fun and adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro ready to switch up your  ...

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Featured, General, News

1,630 Miles: A Message From Our CEO

1,630 miles. That’s how many miles I’ve put on my Jeep since arriving in Ohio in January. That’s a lot of miles! But I wouldn’t take any of those miles back; these last few months have been a fantastic introduction to this council.    I’ve had the opportunity to travel up, down, and across western Ohio and southeastern Indiana meeting all of you. I’ve waved as you loaded your cars with boxes of Thin Mints® that will fuel girls’ adventures. I’ve met you at service team  ...

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