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Our Gold Shines Bright: 2018 Gold Award Girl Scouts!

Western Ohio glittered at our 2018 Gold Award Ceremony. We recognized 44 girls who have earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Girl Scout Gold Award, at a council-wide ceremony on Sunday, March 4, 2018. These girls’ projects are shining examples of what our youth can accomplish with passionate mentors, community support, and a desire to make a lasting impact on the world! You are our best and brightest, Gold Award Girl Scouts!  The ceremony featured keynote speaker Dr.  ...

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The Five Essential Steps to ‘Take Action’

Take Action is one of the defining elements of Girl Scouts. In our previous post on Take Action vs. Community Service, we provided a general overview to distinguish these two types of service. To re-cap, the most essential takeaway regarding Take Action projects, or “service learning,” is to research the root issues of a community problem so that you can make a plan with both your heart and head to address them and create long-lasting change. Take a look at this review to  ...

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Troop 45869 Receives Grant for Silver Award

Girl Scout Troop 45869 of Reading, OH, was recently awarded a $500 grant from Constellation Energy through the company’s Constellation Community Champion program. The Cadette troop of sixth and seventh graders earned the grant by partnering with Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati, supporting the organization as part of their efforts to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. They toured Pets In Need’s facilities and made dog and cat-themed wreathes for their upcoming “PetCasso” fundraising  ...

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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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