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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Popular Troop Trip Destinations

Girls have been exploring the world around them since 1912 and one important experience is the troop trip. If you’re looking for the next memory maker for your troop we’ve got some exciting destinations for your girls. Here are a few of the more popular trips troops from Western Ohio took in 2013-2014. 1. The Zoo: what a great place for combining badge work and adventure. Many zoos have education programs for youth, some that are Girl Scout badge specific, and overnights with  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Engaging Girls Through Gardening

The weather is getting nicer and many people are heading outside after a very long (and cold!) winter. Gardening can be a great way to get girls outside and learn about plants, how to care for living things and where their food comes from. There are many ways to engage girls and work towards Girl Scout badges and Journey awards through gardening. Ideas to use with girls: Visit a garden and pick homegrown fruits, vegetables and other foods. Then take what you gathered and create a tasty  ...

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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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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, General

Healthy Habits

Girl Scouts has developed three “healthy habits” booklets in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.  These booklets are designed to help volunteers guide Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors towards healthy habits while they complete their It’s Your Planet Love It! Journey.  Check out the video below to see what other leaders have done with these resources.  To learn more, visit the GSUSA website.  ...

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