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7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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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 Awesome Troop Trip Destinations in Ohio

Is your troop ready to try new things? To stretch their boundaries and explore the world beyond their hometown? Then it’s time to venture out by planning a troop trip. Where should you go? What about starting in the buckeye state? Ohio has some awesome destinations that your troop should consider for their next adventure. Check out some of our favorites below and start planning your next fun trip, Ohio style! Our State Parks If there’s something Ohioans love, it’s our  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

Ten Positive Benefits of Going Tech-Free at Camp

Whether we want help finding our way through a vast park using a GPS, or want to look up what kind of breathtaking tree we cross paths with during a hike, technology can be a useful tool when outdoors. In today’s society, you rarely see anyone not connected due to the modern conveniences technology brings. Despite the conveniences, there are several benefits to going tech-free outside. Girl Scouts have access to lots of outdoor opportunities, and camp is the perfect place to take advantage  ...

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