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7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Featured, Parents, Volunteers

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Susan Matz

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. I became a Girl Scout in the 4th grade, as it took several years to find a leader for our troop in my small town of Wooster, Ohio. That year I met a tiny girl in my troop whose family had escaped Indonesia as the communists took over the country. Gwen became one of my dearest friends and still is. We shared cultures and traditions.  We laughed and worked together, had adventures in Girl Scouts, learned to be leaders and  ...

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Family Experience, Parents

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: Cassie Barlow

My family has had an incredible Girl Scout journey over the past twenty years. I wasn’t a Girl Scout growing up—I came to Girl Scouts at the age of 34, and my husband became a Girl Scout at the age of 36 through a very inquisitive little five year old, our daughter. Our Girl Scout experience spanned Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Arizona, Germany, and England. The Girl Scout organization and experience contributed extensively to the confident, courageous woman my daughter has grown into. As you  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Let’s Talk to a Girl Scout Juliette!

There are so many ways to participate as a Girl Scout. One way is as a Girl Scout Juliette! A Juliette can participate in all of the fun activities she so chooses without being a member of a Girl Scout troop. Some Juliettes attend camp, many earn badges, some go for their Highest Awards, some travel, and some do all of the above! We checked in recently with a Girl Scout from the Dayton region about her Girl Scout experience as a Juliette, and here is what she had to say. Hi! I am Olivia and  ...

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