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Helpful Tips to Boost Your Mental Wellness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In an effort to raise awareness, fight the stigmas that come with mental health issues, and encourage building wellness skills, Girl Scouts of the USA has released Girl Scout Wellness Activities—and a special patch! At Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, we are working to connect girls to the resources and skills they need to be resilient, ready, and strong when they experience big emotions or know someone who is struggling with mental health. On May 3, we  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Celebrate Black History Month with a New Patch Program

The History of Black History Month Black History Month was created to celebrate and remember important people, accomplishments, and heritage. It was first thought of by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Originally, it was only celebrated for one week and the focus was to teach Black history in public schools. Woodson titled it “Negro History Week.” Woodson chose February to be the time of the celebration because Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were both born in February. These men played  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

9 Ways to Use Adventure Where You Are Camp Boxes with Your Family, Troop, or Service Unit

We’re excited to bring back our Adventure Where You Are camp boxes for 2021! Our 8 outdoor-themed boxes feature self-guided activities that are perfect for girls of all ages—and they can be done with your family, as a troop, or even as a service unit! Tomorrow, May 28, is the last day to order all 8 boxes! So if you’re on the fence about whether Camp in a Box is right for you, consider all of the possibilities: Explore your local park (or parks!) with your camp boxes. The  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

17 Badges and Journeys to Explore and Protect the Planet

If we know one thing that Girl Scouts love, its the outdoors! As Girl Scouts, we promise to make the world a better place, and one way we can do so is by protecting and preserving nature. The Global Action Award encourages girls to explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by world leaders in 2015. The 2021 focus of the Global Action Award is Goal #13, climate action. We have compiled a list of 17 Girl Scout badges and Journeys to help girls explore nature, environmental stewardship,  ...

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