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Alumnae, Volunteer Experience

Girl Scout Camp Counselors: How April’s Summer Job Changed Her Career Path and Her Future

When I became a Girl Scout Camp Counselor at Camp Butterworth during the summer of 2006 I couldn’t even begin to comprehend how much of an impact a summer job would have on my future. When I entered the camp on the first day of CPR and First Aid Training I was an adrift 19 year old who was looking to spread my wings. What I walked away with 3 years later was far more valuable and more encompassing than my small town life ever provided for me. Throughout my first summer at Camp Butterworth I  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

Our Gold Shines Bright: Maria’s Story

Maria is a graduate of Stephen T. Badin High school from Fairfield, OH. For her Gold Award project, entitled “Short Film to Combat Mental Health Stigma,” Maria self-directed a short film to help young people understand and relate to those with mental illnesses to help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. Check out her inspiring story below! I remember sitting at a Gold Award workshop when I was only in 7th grade and having my head rush me with ideas until my mind slowed down  ...

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Girls

Guest Editorial: Girl Scout Katie Eggleston

During my week at Camp Whip Poor Will from June 24-29, 2018 I participated in a partnership program with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Air Camp Inc.  Myself and 37 other Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio participated. Each day we attended various programs and field trips all over the Dayton, OH area to learn new info that would prepare us for our ultimate end goal, Successful Flight!  This camp provided me an insight into a possible future career in the Aerospace  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

Three Reasons to Get Creative with your Troop

At Girl Scouts, we know that a rising tide lifts all boats. That’s why we’re excited to work with Kelsey Pytlik of Gild Collective in Cincinnati to bring more content to parents and troop leaders on the GSWO Blog! Take it away, Kelsey! At Gild Collective, our mission from day one has been to inspire confidence in women through creativity and community — and the creativity piece is at the core of it all. We have seen the impact that creative projects can have on a room full of  ...

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