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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright: Dhira’s Story

My name is Dhira, and I was honored to be one of this year’s Gold Award Girl Scouts in western Ohio. For my Gold Award project, I started an online privacy campaign. After Googling my sister for the fun of it, I found a website displaying her name, birthday, address, and phone number. Appalled by how much of our personal information is easily available online, I decided to address the issue of data brokers, or websites that sell personal information. I gave presentations at community  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience

Guest Editorial: Patches to Pageants with Michelle

Hello! My name is Michelle Pierce and I am 27 years old. I have been affiliated with Girl Scouts since I was in kindergarten. To say the very least I’ve never been the outdoorsy type chick. Troop Beverly Hills was more my scene! (One of my top 10 favorite movies) Some of the my best memories include Father & Mother Daughter dances, riding the bus with my sister Haley to Girl Scout camp, singing songs, s’mores, and the various service projects! My journey through Girl Scouts has  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls, News

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2019 Gold Award Ceremony!

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2019 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 3. This year we recognized 42 girls who, in taking the lead and making a sustainable impact on an issue in their community, earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Girl Scout Gold Award. They join a legacy over 100 years strong, our best and brightest Gold Award Girl Scouts!  The ceremony was held at The Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and featured keynote speaker  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright: Olivia’s Story

Olivia is a senior at Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, from Mason OH. For her Gold Award project, entitled “Step into STEM,” she created a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) camp for minority and low-income children to provide opportunities for them to explore STEM topics and careers at an early age. Last summer, I created the camp Step Into STEM for my Gold Award Project. This camp targets students from 1st to 8th grade that are of historically underrepresented groups  ...

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