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Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2021 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2021 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 25. This year we recognized 21 Gold Award Girl Scouts who persevered through the challenges of a pandemic and a worldwide shutdown to lead sustainable change in their communities. Through the countless pivots to their project plans, adaptations to follow social distancing guidelines, and general uncertainty of the last year these girls kept moving forward toward their goal. We honor their hard work  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Tips for Pursuing Your Girl Scout Highest Award During a Global Pandemic

You had big plans for 2020. THIS was going to be the year where you took action to better your community, and to complete your Bronze, Silver, or even your Gold Award. Maybe you had spent countless hours brainstorming ideas, researching, community networking, and planning out your project. Maybe you were hoping to start brainstorming project ideas with your troop this spring. And then, in March, a global pandemic hit and you put your plans on hold for what you hoped would just be a few  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Our Gold Shines Bright at the 2020 Gold Award Ceremony

Girls from all across western Ohio glittered at our 2020 Gold Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 1. This year we recognized 51 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 more than 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  ...

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Guest Editorial: My Experience Achieving the Bronze Award

by Girl Scout Zoe R. My name is Zoe and I am a Cadette and I have completed my Bronze Award as a Junior with my troop 32185, in association with Project Believe. This is how we achieved it. It was the summer of 2018. I was in another troop at the time but we weren’t going to do the award. My friend was planning on doing the award with her troop and she and her mom asked if I wanted to do it with them. I agreed and they told me and my mom when the troop was meeting. The day of the meeting we  ...

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