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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Girls, News

Our Gold Shines Bright: Rebecca’s Story

HONORING HOMETOWN HEROES I have been in Girl Scouts for 12 years, but this past year was the most monumental and life-changing year as I worked on my Gold Award. My troop has always engaged in many different community service events. I was repeatedly drawn to projects involving veterans, like when we made over 100 Christmas boxes for veterans at the VA Hospital, or made cards and sent Girl Scout cookies to injured soldiers, or—my favorite—when we recycled wooden pallets and painted them as  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Parents, Volunteers

What Is Cookies For A Cause?

Wondering what we mean when we say Cookies for a Cause? Well, most simply, it is the re-branding of our Operation Cookie Donation Program. This year Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will be supporting 4 types of organizations through our annual Cookie Program with donations of everyone’s favorite cookies. What are those 4 types of organizations? Military Food Pantries Veterans Health Services Why are we changing up our cookie donation program? It’s not because Operation Cookie wasn’t  ...

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Volunteer Experience

But… I’m Too Busy: The Working Mom’s Guide to Girl Scouts

Guest Editorial from Melissa Moody How many times have you said that? I say it too… In addition to co-leading my daughter’s middle school Girl Scout troop, I am also their cookie mom. I also help with volunteer recruitment and troop formation for our area, and run both our fall product and cookie sale for our area. I also co-chair our community day camp each year. I teach Sunday school at my church and serve on our executive board. I’m married to a very understanding husband, and also have  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

Our Gold Shines Bright: Maria’s Story

Maria is a graduate of Stephen T. Badin High school from Fairfield, OH. For her Gold Award project, entitled “Short Film to Combat Mental Health Stigma,” Maria self-directed a short film to help young people understand and relate to those with mental illnesses to help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. Check out her inspiring story below! I remember sitting at a Gold Award workshop when I was only in 7th grade and having my head rush me with ideas until my mind slowed down  ...

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