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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

4 Tips for Successfully Managing Your Troop This Year

Troop management is about more than being in charge or having a special title; it’s recognizing that you’re part of a team, and understanding the team’s needs and interests. For volunteers, the start of a new Girl Scouting year is a great time to get excited about all the opportunities ahead of you—including the chance to help girls succeed, play a critical role in their lives, and watch them blossom! Whether you’re an experienced volunteer or a first-time leader, troop management is  ...

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Family Experience, Parents, Volunteers

On Our Sleeves: The Importance of Conversations for Children’s Mental Wellness

Earlier this month, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio supporters and volunteers attended Girl Pulse 2023—a virtual event to unpack girls’ needs around mental health, workforce development, equity and access, and how Girl Scouts makes a positive difference. We were thrilled to be joined by Katherine Winner, MD, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Dayton Children’s Hospital during our conversation. Now, the team from Dayton Children’s Hospital is sharing helpful advice for all those  ...

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Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Month: 8 Ways to Recognize Dedicated Volunteers

Today’s girls need inspiration. They need role models and mentors. They need a sounding board for their innovative ideas, and the knowledge that they’ll have help bouncing back if their plans don’t work out. Girl Scouts can provide all these things and more thanks to the incredible volunteers at the heart of our movement! Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s volunteers work hard each day to provide quality programming and support to girls of all ages across our communities. Each spring, we  ...

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