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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Highest Awards: What To Do

Last week we listed 14 things Not To Do for a Girl Scouts Highest Award. Now it’s time to list what to do for your Highest Award. Complete the Pre-requisites Girls must be registered members, the appropriate age level for each award, and must have completed a Journey at that age level before they can begin planning their Highest Award project. Girls earning their Gold Award who have not previously earned their Silver Award must complete 2 Senior or Ambassador Journeys before beginning  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, News

Kickin’ Off Girl Scout Week Gold Style!

Happy Girl Scout week! Today we honored 25 girls from across Western Ohio who achieved the highest honor in Girl Scouting-the Gold Award! This prestigious award challenged each girl to change the world—or at least her corner of it, by identifying a community problem and taking action to help solve or lessen the problem not only in the short term, but for years into the future. In a ceremony featuring Hope Taft, former first lady of Ohio, as the keynote speaker and attended by the award  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, News, Volunteer Experience

Why We Do What We Do

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to remember why Girl Scouts exists and why we (volunteers, parents, community partners, and staff) do what we do. We do it: So girls like Sam can grow from a shy Daisy glued to her mother’s side to a confident Senior prepared to join an adventure at Space Academy with Girl Scout Destinations where she knows not a soul and is excited to meet new people and follow her dreams. To open up the possibilities for girls like Heidi (photo  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, General, Volunteers

Girls Go For the Gold!

Congratulations to our 2014 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients!  What better way to start Girl Scout Week than with the annual Gold Award Ceremony on Girl Scout Sunday!  On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio hosted our first councilwide Gold Award Ceremony bringing all four regions together to honor the 44 girls who earned the highest award in Girl Scouting.  The University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom set the scene for the honorees who were able to attend this mementos  ...

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