Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Ways for Girl Scouts to Utilize Community Partners

You might be asking yourself, “What is a Community Partner?”  A community partner is a community organization and/or business that offer Girl Scouts tours, workshops and/or other resources to support their Girl Scout Journey, badge work or service projects. For example; if a Girl Scout Senior wants to earn her Car Care badge, which includes basic car maintenance, vehicle safety, safe driving practices, emergency procedures and car efficiencies, she could visit AAA to talk with an expert or  ...

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Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Simple Ways To Transform Parent Engagement

Girl Scout leaders are some of the most dedicated, selfless and creative people. But, they can’t do it all by themselves! In Girl Scouting, we hear this from volunteers annually through face-to-face feedback and formal surveys. While we recognize that parent support is critical to the success of our mission,  we have an “untapped” resource; it’s the fathers of the girls. Perhaps finding ways to include fathers can be to everyone’s benefit. Childwefare.gov says that, “Children who grow  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, General, Parents

10 Tips to Help Teens Prepare for College

Planning for college can be one of the more daunting tasks on the parental to do list. As troop leaders you can be a great asset in this process to help relieve the pressure or simply serve as a helpful guide for where to look for resources. And with a little help from these awesome resources and planning guides, a good organizational system (binders or checklists are highly recommended) and a positive attitude this can be a fun and exciting process for all who are involved.  As you know by  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General

Get Inspired!

Are you a Girl Scout Daisy or Brownie volunteer who is hoping that all of your girls return to the troop next year?  Maybe you are a Girl Scout Junior volunteer who is trying to get parent support to help the girls through their Girl Scout Bronze award.  Perhaps you are a Girl Scout Cadette volunteer  who is trying to inspire girls to do their Girl Scout Silver award or get your Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to commit to earning their Gold Award.  Well, if you are any of these, this  ...

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