Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Tips for Pursuing Your Girl Scout Highest Award During a Global Pandemic

You had big plans for 2020. THIS was going to be the year where you took action to better your community, and to complete your Bronze, Silver, or even your Gold Award. Maybe you had spent countless hours brainstorming ideas, researching, community networking, and planning out your project. Maybe you were hoping to start brainstorming project ideas with your troop this spring. And then, in March, a global pandemic hit and you put your plans on hold for what you hoped would just be a few  ...

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Standing Together Against Racism

We stand together as Girl Scouts against racism, violence, and hate. We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others. We cherish the diversity within our council, our communities, and our Girl Scout families. And we acknowledge the wide range of emotions and reactions we are experiencing right now: hurt, outrage, guilt, fear, confusion, and more. It is hard to know where to begin, how to help,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

THRIVE 2020 Patch Program

As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto “be prepared” — and that includes when the unexpected happens. With the new THRIVE 2020 patch program, you can demonstrate your skills to survive, THRIVE, and be a better Girl Scout during the worldwide pandemic we’re experiencing. Even in challenging times, Girl Scouts continue to make the world a better place, and the world needs us now more than ever! Earn your Girl Scouts of Western Ohio THRIVE 2020 patch by completing the required number  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2020 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2020 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 1. This year we recognized 51 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 more than 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  ...

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