Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Browsing Tag:

Experiential Learning

Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Six Tips for Finding Community Partners

We’ve all been there. There’s a badge or an activity that the girls are super excited to try and we know that the skills required for that badge are so outside of our comfort zone that just thinking about it makes us anxious. Maybe your Cadettes want to earn the Digital Movie Maker badge and you’ve yet to master programming your DVR. Or your Juniors are ready to test out their Simple Meals abilities and you burn toast on a regular basis. So what do you do? You find a  ...

Continue Reading

General, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

The key to success: GRIT!

What is grit and why is it so important to our (and our girls’) success? Grit is a combination of persistence and resilience that is not related to talent or IQ. People with grit can accomplish things that seem almost impossible. We all know them. The girl who refuses to give up on the high ropes course (despite her fear of heights) and finally (after multiple attempts and falls) conquers the course and her fear. The leader who sticks with her girls (through their hard middle school  ...

Continue Reading

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, News

5 Reasons To Send Your Kid to Girl Scout Camp!

As any advocate for summer camp will tell you, the benefits of camp are legion. From fostering independence to building self-esteem, there so many skills a child develops in a camp environment that we could go on for days about its benefits (with the research to back it up). Don’t believe us? Check out this study on the Psychological Benefits of Camp from the American Camp Association. Still not sure if your daughter needs camp this year? Here are just a few of our favorite reasons  ...

Continue Reading

Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, News, Volunteers

Girl Scout Traditions: World Thinking Day 2015

Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by taking time to give thanks for their international friendships and remember that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries that are members of the  World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Why do we do this? Click here for the History of the day. The theme for World Thinking Day 2015 is: Girls worldwide say “we can create peace  ...

Continue Reading