Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General

Free Being Me PSA Contest

Hello Girl Scout Volunteers!  Is your troop using the Free Being Me program resources?  If not, it’s not too late to get started or you can use it to jump start your new troop year in the fall.  If you are using them, make a PSA and enter it into the Free Being Me PSA contest.  A PSA is a great way to wrap up your experience and spread the word about what girls have learned about beauty along the way. To learn more about the PSA contest visit the GSUSA Blog for more information  ...

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

Outdoor Experiences Benefit Girls

Did you know that lower socio-economic girls benefit greatly from outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts… BUT they get less exposure? R  In a 2012 online survey with 2862 Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts (grades 4-8) from 15 councils in 16 states, lower socio-economic girls report significantly higher benefit from Girl Scouts overall and for exercise, academics and recognizing their strengths. R Outdoor participation strengthens lower socio-economic girls’ perceptions of the impact of Girl  ...

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Family Experience, General, Parents, Volunteer Experience

Mother’s Day is Every Day

As we approach Mother’s Day, think about the parents that have helped you the most. How did you get them involved? Was it a letter, phone call or text? Or was it a flier, Facebook post or through a friend? Most often, it was because of one simple thing – you asked. Girl Scouts doesn’t just ask for parent involvement to help spread the work – Girl Scouts needs parent and volunteer help because the organization wouldn’t be here without them.In fact, it thrives on it. Troops and service units  ...

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