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Girl Scout Traditions: World Thinking Day

Girl Scouts are part of a global sisterhood stretching around our planet like a giant sparkling friendship bracelet. And we celebrate that sisterhood with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 different countries every year on February 22 during World Thinking Day (WTD)! Thinking Day is a day of international friendship for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. Each year the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) chooses a theme, and in 2019 that theme  ...

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It’s Your World — Change It: No Straw November

At Girl Scouts, we build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. This is true not only for girls in western Ohio, but for girls all across the country! Which is why we were so excited to learn that a Girl Scout working on her Gold Award project in San Juan Bautista, California was making waves in Ohio! For her project, Shelby O’Neil wanted to tackle ocean pollution and ocean education. Growing up in central California, she’s always been  ...

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News, Volunteers

Helping Others: Girl Scouts and Natural Disaster Recovery

When disasters happen, Girl Scouts take action! We’re an organization of compassionate helpers who want to lead by doing. But we sometimes get bogged down deciding what exactly to do. Sometimes the need can seem so great that anything we could do just seems like a drop in a giant bucket. But it takes every drop to fill a bucket (and meet needs), so don’t let that stop you from helping! The world needs large plops and small drops. So what can you and your girls do? We’re so  ...

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News, Parents

It’s a Solar Eclipse!

Did you know that Monday August 21, 2017 is a very special date? According to NASA, on that day, “anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere — the corona — can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers  ...

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