Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog

Browsing Tag:

Healthy Living

Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Food for Thought

By Girl Scout Senior Chloe P. Do you know where your favorite food comes from? I learned recently that mangos, one of my favorite fruits, are grown almost entirely in China. In fact, 75% of all mangos are grown in China, over 6,600 miles away from my house in sunny California. As we learn more about pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, it is increasingly important to monitor our own carbon footprint. We buy locally, bring reusable bags to the store, carpool to school, and try to minimize  ...

Continue Reading

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Girls, Parents, Volunteers

5 Socially Distant Winter Activities

Tis the season of icy winds, plunging temperatures, and gray overcast skies. Yes, the midwestern winter has arrived and so have the winter doldrums! But winter’s cold weather doesn’t have to drive us all indoors. With a little creativity (and the proper layering of clothes) winter can be a fun time for adventures. Here are a few tried and true favorite winter activities, perfect for a socially distant outing. Layer up and let’s go! Build a Bonfire Campfire building is a  ...

Continue Reading

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

Continue Reading

Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Camp Activities You Can Do Without a Facilitator

Our high adventure activities at camp are awesome and we know girls love them, but there also a ton of activities you can do that don’t require a specifically trained facilitator! We asked some of our camp and outdoor experts for some fan favorite activities that get girls outdoors and ready to explore in a simple, easily accessible way. Take a Hike! Outdoor Learning Facilitator, Kyle Sevilla, suggests heading out for a night hike! Grab your flash light and hit the trails as you experience  ...

Continue Reading