Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

7 things every Girl Scout Leader should know

There is more than one way to do things. Being an individual is part of what makes you a great leader and an amazing role model for girls. Let’s encourage our girls to be strong, pursue their interests and challenge obstacles that come their way. As leaders, you should be confident enough to do the same! Use resources wisely. C’mon—It’s in the Girl Scout Law! Don’t reinvent the wheel. Connect with other troop leaders, reference Volunteer Essentials, and talk to your council community  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, General, News, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Vote For Outdoor Badges!

There will be four outdoor badges added to the Girl Scout program in fall 2015 (one each at Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels) and we need girl input to make these badges a true “Girls’ Choice”. “Girls’ Choice” means that girls will take the lead on deciding which new badges will be created through polling of our membership. Girls of all ages can vote now through November 30th on the content area they are interested in within the Outdoor Category. The  ...

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2015 Program Events are Opening Soon!

2015 is nearly here and we’re continuing the adventure with more AWESOME program events! Winter and spring program events open on Ebiz to all members registered for the 2014-2015 membership year on November 12th, 2014. While there are too many programs at too many council properties to mention them all, here are some upcoming programs we’re excited to offer:   Teen Mentoring Award Retreats: Do you love teaching younger Girl Scouts? Want to expand your leadership skills and  ...

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Geocaching: A real world treasure hunt for everyone!

Helen Keller said “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. Follow Helen’s advice and dust off your sense of adventure this fall by trying geocaching, an activity that combines the outdoors, adventure, and treasure! Part explorer, part detective this modern-day treasure seeking activity has one goal: find the hidden treasure box called a geocache! There are over a million hidden geocaches all over the world and all you need to join the hunt is a GPS receiver  ...

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