Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

TAC is Back

Camp is an exciting pathway for girls to participate in Girl Scouting. At Troop Adventure Camp, the troop and camp pathways merge to create an experience girls and leaders will never forget. Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) is slightly different from our other summer program opportunities – it’s designed for the whole troop! What makes TAC different? Girls work together to schedule their TAC session.  They pick their activities, their cook-outs and their troop rules. This means that  ...

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

National Engineers Week

February 16-22, 2014, is National Engineers Week.  This is a perfect week to begin introducing girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and topics. It’s okay if you aren’t an expert in these areas yourself because the girls will love seeing you discover along with them.  You may be wondering why this is so important to girls.  Here are  few facts that you should know: Career Opportunities:  STEM careers are growing five times faster than any other  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Cookie Booth Selling Success!

Cookie booths give girls the perfect opportunity to reach their goals and gain valuable people and business ethic skills.  Before you set out with your girls for your first cookie booth, brainstorm different ways to maximize your sales to ensure success.  Here are some ideas if they get stumped: Create bright posters to attract customers and communicate the troop’s goals. Be on time!  The businesses who agree to host cookie booths often promote their cookie booths to their customers.   ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Girls, Parents, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Celebrating Black History Month

One of the most powerful things about Girl Scouting is the connection that girls have to the rich history of women in Girl Scouting who came before them.  Black History Month is a great opportunity to celebrate African-American women as you help girls make a connection to the important role that African-American women have played in the history of our country and the Girl Scout Movement.  Here are some ideas of how to help make that connection: This is the perfect time to kick off the  ...

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