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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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Alumnae, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience

What Girl Scouts Means to Me: A Four-Generation Family Tradition

This Spring, our council hosted our first Bronze and Silver Award Ceremonies for girls in western Ohio and southeastern Indiana who earned these highest awards in Girl Scouting. For the 2022 membership year, a total of 315 girls earned their Bronze Award and 198 earned their Silver Award, and we were so excited to honor their achievements across all four of our service regions! In total, 79 Bronze Award Girl Scouts and 45 Silver Award Girl Scouts gathered at the ceremonies to receive their  ...

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Featured, General, News

1,630 Miles: A Message From Our CEO

1,630 miles. That’s how many miles I’ve put on my Jeep since arriving in Ohio in January. That’s a lot of miles! But I wouldn’t take any of those miles back; these last few months have been a fantastic introduction to this council.    I’ve had the opportunity to travel up, down, and across western Ohio and southeastern Indiana meeting all of you. I’ve waved as you loaded your cars with boxes of Thin Mints® that will fuel girls’ adventures. I’ve met you at service team  ...

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