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Going For Silver: Ella’s Bumble Bands

Girl Scouts across Western Ohio are doing amazing things! Check out Ella, a Cadette from Oxford Ohio, who received $500 to make a difference in her community as one of Disney’s Summer of Service Grant winners. After learning about the importance of bees and the shrinking bee population, Ella decided to take action and make sure bees have what they need to flourish in her community. Ella’s Project Ella started Bumble Bands, which makes and plants homemade strips of seeds that  ...

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Help Me Be Brave, Not Perfect!

Girls are brave. Take a group of Brownies hiking and you’ll see girls climb up rocks and trees, hang off branches, and laugh as they test their limits. Girls are risk takers. Here at Girl Scouts we’ve all seen awesome moments where our girls dig deep and challenge themselves to try something hard.  Inspiring girls to seek and conquer challenges, to be brave, has been part of our  mission for over 100 years. This is what Girl Scouts does! Why are we pointing this out? Because  ...

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Inspiring a New Generation of Women In Science

At Girl Scouts we want to inspire girls to ask questions, explore the world around them, and make a difference. And pursuing a career in a science field does just that! As one young girl said “as a kid I asked a lot of why questions, and I found that science and math usually were the answers, the coolest answers, to all of my why questions”. Check out this video from the White House Science Fair to see some amazing girls’ projects that prove you’re never too young to  ...

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The Power of Yet (To Get Her There)!

Yet is a powerful word for young girls (and for adults). Adding a simple yet or a not yet to a sentence can change everything for a struggling girl. Don’t see how? Think of a time when you were trying to master a new skill. Like that difficult kickflip on your skateboard or plunking out “Heart and Soul” on the piano. Was there a moment when you failed (again) and the frustrated words “I just can’t do it” popped out of your mouth? Of course there was,  ...

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