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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Bronze & Silver Award Recognition: Let’s Party!

Universally, recognition is a huge motivator; one of the biggest. It shows respect for an individual or group for a job well done. It helps strengthen bonds and relationships, and reinforces how much the action took made a difference! Because of this, a great way to recognize the hard work of Girl Scouts who have earned their Bronze or Silver Award is with a ceremony! Ceremonies are a means of expression and have been an important part of Girl Scouts since the beginning of the movement. By  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Take the 2019 Get Outdoors Challenge!

With Memorial Day behind us, summer is officially here! And we cannot wait to spend time outdoors this season. Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered! With the brand new Get Outdoors Challenge, you’re sure to come up with many creative ways to spend time in the great outdoors all summer long. To take the challenge, download the summer activity checklist. Double-check how many activities need to be completed for each age level, and then head outdoors! Once you’ve  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Featured

The Travel Bugs Are Headed to Panama!

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has a brand-new travel group, the Travel Bugs, and we’re inviting all Cadette, Seniors and Ambassadors to come along with us. We’ve partnered with EF Tours, who are celebrated for their expertise in travel, specifically with students and Girl Scouts. They even have an entire branch of their company dedicated to Girl Scout Travel! Panama 2020 Our trip in the summer of 2020 will be to Panama! Now, I don’t want to sound too excited, but I’M SO EXCITED! This will be  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience

Experience Girl Scouts as a Family with the Family Adventure Patch!

We know that girls benefit from Girl Scouts whether or not they’re in a troop setting. So whether you’re going to troop meetings or just spending time together as a family, you can be utilizing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Not sure where to begin? Well good news, there’s now a patch for that—the Family Adventure Patch! Complete at least six of the activities below and post a photo or video of you and your family engaged in an activity to social media (tag  ...

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