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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

7 Essentials of a Gold Award Project

Are you starting to consider ideas for your Gold Award project? Do you need a little guidance on what we really mean when the Gold Award Guidelines state that you are on your honor to uphold the Standards of Excellence? Let’s break down some of the essential components of a Gold Award (or any Take Action Project) to consider as you start to plan your project. 1. There is a connection to a national or global issue. As you are using your values and skills to choose which issue in your  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Girls

Highest Awards: Examples of Community Needs for Your Take Action Project

When planning your Take Action project, sometimes it’s hard to identify a broad community issue to later focus your research and investigative efforts around. That’s one reason why the Girl Scout Journeys already have themes that walk you through discovering more about a topic, making connections with the issue locally and globally, and using the things you discovered and the connections you identified as a guide when planning your Take Action project. But when you’re  ...

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Girls, Parents

Our Gold Shines Bright: 2018 Gold Award Girl Scouts!

Western Ohio glittered at our 2018 Gold Award Ceremony. We recognized 44 girls who have earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Girl Scout Gold Award, at a council-wide ceremony on Sunday, March 4, 2018. These girls’ projects are shining examples of what our youth can accomplish with passionate mentors, community support, and a desire to make a lasting impact on the world! You are our best and brightest, Gold Award Girl Scouts!  The ceremony featured keynote speaker Dr.  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

The Five Essential Steps to ‘Take Action’

Take Action is one of the defining elements of Girl Scouts. In our previous post on Take Action vs. Community Service, we provided a general overview to distinguish these two types of service. To re-cap, the most essential takeaway regarding Take Action projects, or “service learning,” is to research the root issues of a community problem so that you can make a plan with both your heart and head to address them and create long-lasting change. Take a look at this review to  ...

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