Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

How to Be a G.I.R.L. All Summer Long

Summer is here! And while it’s an exciting time filled with outdoor adventures, it can be a little bit of a bummer if your Girl Scout troop doesn’t meet until the school year begins again. This summer, we’re challenging you to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ all summer long! Not sure how to do that? Here are some ideas for you. Go-Getter Go-getters put the “G” in G.I.R.L. They are bold, ambitious, and determined to succeed. They’re life-long  ...

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Girl Scout Traditions: Civic Action

From the Civics badges of the 1920s and 1930s to the Citizenship badges of today, our organization has been inspiring women and girls to form their own values and beliefs, to explore their communities, and to lead the way when they see a need or an issue. You may call it good citizenship, we call it the Girl Scout way! So how can your Girl Scout continue this tradition? By building her skills and confidence so she becomes part of the next generation of civically engaged Girl Scout members!  ...

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4 Tips for Leading a Multi-Level Troop

Does your troop have members in multiple age levels? Maybe you’ve got a gaggle of Juniors and a few younger siblings at the Daisy level. Or you started your troop with all Brownies in second and third grade and then half the troop moved up to Juniors and half are still Brownies. Or is your community really small and so you have have one troop with girls who run the gamut from Daisy to Ambassador? Whatever your situation, being a Girl Scout leader to a multi-level troop can be a  ...

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3 Troops Exploring STEM and Making A Difference #LikeAGirl!

What do Always #LikeAGirl, P&G, Jet.com, Walmart, and Girl Scouts of the USA have in common? They teamed up to help girls unleash the confidence to keep going #LikeAGirl and stick with STEM! Many girls report a fear of failure as it relates to STEM and this negatively impacts their participation in STEM fields and projects. To help inspire more girls to grow into confident STEM pioneers, these organizations hosted the #LikeAGirl STEM academy for Girl Scouts in Hoboken, NJ in April 2018.  ...

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