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Helpful Tips to Boost Your Mental Wellness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In an effort to raise awareness, fight the stigmas that come with mental health issues, and encourage building wellness skills, Girl Scouts of the USA has released Girl Scout Wellness Activities—and a special patch! At Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, we are working to connect girls to the resources and skills they need to be resilient, ready, and strong when they experience big emotions or know someone who is struggling with mental health. On May 3, we  ...

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Celebrate Black History Month with a New Patch Program

The History of Black History Month Black History Month was created to celebrate and remember important people, accomplishments, and heritage. It was first thought of by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Originally, it was only celebrated for one week and the focus was to teach Black history in public schools. Woodson titled it “Negro History Week.” Woodson chose February to be the time of the celebration because Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were both born in February. These men played  ...

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THRIVE 2020 Patch Program

As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto “be prepared” — and that includes when the unexpected happens. With the new THRIVE 2020 patch program, you can demonstrate your skills to survive, THRIVE, and be a better Girl Scout during the worldwide pandemic we’re experiencing. Even in challenging times, Girl Scouts continue to make the world a better place, and the world needs us now more than ever! Earn your Girl Scouts of Western Ohio THRIVE 2020 patch by completing the required number  ...

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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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