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  • Girl Scout Cookie Prices to Remain $4 in Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Council Area

    If you’re a cookie lover living in the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio council area, we have good news—our cookie prices will remain the same as last year at $4.00/box with the exception of our gluten-free variety, Toffee-Tastic, which is $5.00 and available in limited quantities as it is a pilot this year.

    Girl Scout Cookie season begins on January 8, 2016, with girls taking in-person and online orders through Digital Cookie, a program that provides girls with personalized cookie websites where they can initiate sales, take online orders for cookies, and accept credit card payment. Traditional booth sales begin March 4 and run through March 27, 2016.

    One hundred percent of the money raised through the Girl Scout Cookie program (every penny after paying the baker) stays right here in Ohio and is used for volunteer and girl support, troops and rewards, council-sponsored events for the girls, financial assistance, camp programming and facilities, Girl Scout awards programs (Gold, Silver, Bronze), and member support.

    Packages of Girl Scout Cookies sell for different prices in different areas of the country. Each of the 112 local Girl Scout councils has the right to set their own price, based on their needs and knowledge of the local market. 

  • Troop Opportunity Catalog goes live November 1!

    Update your troop’s information in the Troop Opportunity Catalog to ensure girls and adults in your community can get access to super fun troops like yours. All 2015-16 troops will be added to the Troop Opportunity Catalog on November 1st, 2015, unless they opt out by updating their information. Thanks in advance for your willingness to provide the most up to date information! Don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. 

  • Girl Scouts Beautify Playground, Win Bronze Award

    Monroe, Ohio — Girl Scouting has a long and successful history of getting girls outdoors and providing them with opportunities to connect with and care for the environment. Monroe Girl Scout Troop 48070 found a way to share their love of the outdoors with their younger classmates, by making upgrades to the Monroe Primary School's preschool playground.

    In 2012 the troop built a boxed garden in the preschool playground to bring a bit of nature and color into the play area. In July 2015, six of the troop’s 17 members, Lilly Champagne, Kaitlyn Lott, Jillian Green, Kelly Tracey, Livia Mattingly, and Torrance Johnson, teamed up to take the garden project to the next level and work toward a Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.

    In just six weeks and approximately 30 hours of labor each, the girls refurbished shipping crates into outdoor storage units and old tires into colorful flower beds. They also built a bench to provide seating for adults and children, strategically placed flower pots to help protect tree root exposure, and installed patio blocks to prevent soil erosion in an existing garden.

    “Troop 48070 worked tirelessly to create a preschool playground space that is inviting and child friendly,” said the Monroe Primary School Principal, Kathy Gall. “They worked all summer raising funds to buy materials and collecting donations. They completed the project in time for the start of the school year. The preschoolers a...

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  • Be a Girl Scout Ranger!

    Girl Scouts is excited to announce a partnership with the National Park Service to launch the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.

    Through the program, girls can participate in a variety of organized educational or outdoor service projects. Additionally, Girl Scouts may design their own project that aligns with their Girl Scout Journey experience, various badge activities, or a Take Action (“highest award”) project. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded certificates from the National Park Service and Girl Scout patches.

    “Providing girls with access to the outdoors is one of the cornerstones of the Girl Scout mission,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of GSUSA. “Through terrific partnerships and programs like the Girl Scout Ranger Program, we offer girls a chance to engage in outdoor activities that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and a respect for the environment. We are proud to be teaming up with the National Park Service to help more Girl Scouts in more places experience everything the outdoors has to offer.”

    Girls and troops who wish to participate in the Girl Scout Ranger Program can visit the National Park Service website to locate a park (“Find Your Park”) near their home. There, they can also explore the history of the park and learn about its natural and cultural resources. Troop leaders a...

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