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10 Reasons You Should Attend Bridge to the Future

Bridge to the Future is Girl Scout’s of Western Ohio’s annual signature event in Cincinnati where Girl Scouts come together for a traditional age level advancement ceremony, known as bridging, followed by a community celebration. So what’s the big deal with Bridge to the Future? We’ve got 10 reasons you should attend this year! Make new friends and keep the old! Unite with your Girl Scout sisters from near and far for an annual gathering at the largest Girl Scout event in  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience

Wrap Up and Restart Your Girl Scout Year!

Springtime means it’s time we start wrapping up our Girl Scout year and looking ahead to the next! Finish Up with a Celebration! For starters, it’s time to celebrate! Bring families together to share what the girls have learned and accomplished. It’s a time to celebrate new experiences like going to camp and to celebrate the friendships that have developed through the year. You can make it a formal affair or keep it simple. You might keep it small or team up with other troops or a service  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Bridging Guide: What to Look Forward to Next Year

The school year is coming to a close, which means its almost time to bridge! Bridging is what we call your advancement to the next Girl Scout grade level. It’s a tradition in the Girl Scout world that involves working with a younger group of girls to show them what they can look forward to, and working with an older group of girls to learn what you can accomplish in the future. Then you host a ceremony to celebrate and complete the award! Bridging might sound intimidating, but it  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

Bridging to the Future on the Purple People Bridge

When I was in first grade, I remember being so jealous of all of the girls in my class who were Daisies. They wore blue smocks, they earned awesome petals, and I wanted to be included so badly. So you better believe that I had my mom sign me up for Girl Scouts the following year. And so began my lifelong love of Girl Scouts. I participated as a girl member from second grade through eighth grade, as a Brownie, Junior, and Cadette. And throughout those seven years, I got to participate in an  ...

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