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4 Patch Programs to Explore in 2024

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio (GSWO) has several patch programs that girls can complete to commemorate fun moments, signify participation in an activity, and earn special insignia to attach to their uniforms. Patch programs are a great way to share a unique and tailored learning experience with Girl Scouts, especially one that highlights a topic not yet covered by badge options. What is the difference between patches and badges? Badges are official Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) insignia  ...

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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, Volunteer Experience

Use Your Resources Wisely in 2020

This year seems to have brought us one challenge after another, forcing many of us to work and connect in ways we have not navigated before. However, as Girl Scouts we are go-getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders! We are resilient and capable, and if anyone can make it through the challenges of 2020 successfully, its Girl Scouts. Now, possibly more than ever, girls are looking to you for a consistent, reliable, and stable presence in their lives. So how do you do this in the virtual  ...

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