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

Got The Travel Bug?

Every girl deserves the opportunity to see the world and Girl Scouting provides many different opportunities to make that happen. Girls love travelling and learning about themselves, different cultures and navigating maps, transportation and sightseeing. It is a great way to put all those leadership skills to work! Getaways are short term travel opportunities set up for troops or groups. GSUSA partners with several organizations that sponsor trips just for Girl Scouts! They provide a fun  ...

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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, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Engaging Girls Through Gardening

The weather is getting nicer and many people are heading outside after a very long (and cold!) winter. Gardening can be a great way to get girls outside and learn about plants, how to care for living things and where their food comes from. There are many ways to engage girls and work towards Girl Scout badges and Journey awards through gardening. Ideas to use with girls: Visit a garden and pick homegrown fruits, vegetables and other foods. Then take what you gathered and create a tasty  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, Volunteers

Girls Go For the Gold!

Congratulations to our 2014 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients!  What better way to start Girl Scout Week than with the annual Gold Award Ceremony on Girl Scout Sunday!  On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio hosted our first councilwide Gold Award Ceremony bringing all four regions together to honor the 44 girls who earned the highest award in Girl Scouting.  The University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom set the scene for the honorees who were able to attend this mementos  ...

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