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5 Socially Distant Winter Activities

Tis the season of icy winds, plunging temperatures, and gray overcast skies. Yes, the midwestern winter has arrived and so have the winter doldrums! But winter’s cold weather doesn’t have to drive us all indoors. With a little creativity (and the proper layering of clothes) winter can be a fun time for adventures. Here are a few tried and true favorite winter activities, perfect for a socially distant outing. Layer up and let’s go! Build a Bonfire Campfire building is a  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

5 Ways to Inspire Children to Love Nature

by Sarah Haney When children spend time outdoors, amazing things happen! Study after study shows that there are great benefits to daily time spent outdoors for children (and adults too!). So how do you inspire kids to get outdoors and love the natural world? Here’s a few ideas for you to try: 1. Bring nature down to their size Nature can be intimidating for children. Think of how tall a tree is to a 5-year-old or how long a hike around a lake might be for a 7-year-old. When you are a  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

3 Grand Troop Trip Adventures in the US

Is your troop ready for an adventure? To venture far beyond their hometown as they try new things and see new places? If that sounds like your girls, then it’s time to expand their horizons by planning a troop trip. Where should you go? While there are a million different destinations your troop could pick across the US, here’s a few of our favorites. Check them out and then start planning your next troop trip! Choose a Girl Scout-y Destination What about choosing a destination that  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond

Find Your Path: Opportunities for Older Girls

Here at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, we know that life as a teenage girl is busy. Between juggling school with band practice, dance rehearsals, games and practices, studying and finding time for friends it can be difficult to regularly join troop meetings or attend the events the rest of the troop is heading to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be a Girl Scout. As a Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout, we encourage girls to explore individual interests and set personal goals, to  ...

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