Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Blog


Volunteer Experience, Volunteers

Troop Leaders, Super Power Your Year With the Volunteer Toolkit

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) is an awesome digital tool to help you manage your time and your troop. You can use it to renew troop members, communicate with caregivers, plan your year, track attendance and badges earned, and submit your troop’s finances. Girl Scouts of the USA maintains this resource and will continue to update content and features to better meet the needs of our busy Girl Scout volunteers. So consider it your new digital assistant! Have you taken it for a test drive yet?  ...

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Happy Holidays from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio!

Happy Holidays from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio! As 2016 comes to a close, let’s all (parents, volunteers, alumnae, and staff) take a moment to reflect on why we’re part of the Girl Scout movement. Why do we do what we do? We do it for the girls, of course! Because of Girl Scouts, girls are more confident, more courageous, and more prepared to be the leaders of their own lives. And that’s pretty cool! Here are a few of our favorite stories of Western Ohio girls leading the  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Volunteers

Highest Awards: Preparing Girls to Shine!

Do your girls have what it takes to inspire change? To prove that there’s no issue too big for girls determined to make a difference? If that sounds like your Girl Scouts then it’s time to check out Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards! Highest Awards have been empowering girls to explore their communities, find an issue they care about, and take the lead by making a difference in their corner of the world for decades! Girl Scouts Juniors can join the Highest Awards legacy of  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, News

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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