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2013 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girls Scouts may earn. Only a small number of Girl Scouts nationwide earn this award annually—approximately 6 percent. Girl Scouts in grades 9 to12 develop 21st century skills, practice leadership, explore needs in the community and the world, and learn more about themselves. The efforts to earn this award represent a special commitment by the recipients to their personal goals, their community and their future. At least 80 hours are dedicated to a project over a time span of one to two years and includes community involvement outside the Girl Scout structure, innovation, project sustainability, and action to educate and inspire others.
We congratulate the 31 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio! Click here
to see the list of recipients and their project titles.
Connie L. Lindsey, National Board President to speak in Toledo
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is excited to announce that Connie L. Lindsey, National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, will be the Keynote Speaker for the United Way of Greater Toledo’s Women’s Initiative Spring Event. We encourage everyone to attend this special event, featuring GSUSA’s Board President. The Women’s Initiative Spring Event takes place Thursday, April 25, 2013 (5 p.m. networking reception and 6 p.m. featured program). To register for this event, please go to http://www.unitedwaytoledo.org/springevent.
View the invitation here
CAMP MYEERAH UPDATE
January 22, 2013 Update
During its January 22nd meeting, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s Board of Directors voted to consider an offer from a land trust for the purchase of Camp Myeerah. The land trust is partnering with the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society, with whom the Girl Scouts have a long standing conservation easement partnership at Camp Myeerah. The land trust is working to secure funding and to develop a long-term plan that will preserve the integrity of the camp. The Board is postponing a decision regarding selling Camp Myeerah pending the land trust’s securement of funding and submission of their long-term plan. Questions and comments may be emailed to email@example.com
September 25, 2012 Update
During its September 25th meeting, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s Board of Directors discussed the pending, unsolicited offer to purchase Camp Myeerah. Feedback from volunteers and community members concerning this offer was shared with the Board, as well as a request from the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society. The Board unanimously voted to delay any further decision regarding Camp Myeerah for at least 3 months. This will allow the board time to consider all its options and make the best decision possible, while considering all opportunities. Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout our history, camping has been a core value of Girl Scouts, with the movement providing girls unmatched camping experiences since Juliette Gordon Low created the first troop on March 12, 1912. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio holds true to this value and we want as many girls as possible to have the opportunity to build friendships and learn leadership skills in the great outdoors.
To help guide usages and maintenance of our camp properties, the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio undertook a comprehensive study of our camps in 2011, resulting in camps being categorized into three tiers. Tier 3 camps, which include Camp Ladigrau, Camp Greene and Camp Myeerah, are those camps recommended for “other options for ownership, management or use of the camp.”
The Board has recently received an unsolicited offer to purchase Camp Myeerah. The Board is currently considering the proposal, just as it would for any of our Tier 3 camp properties. At this time, the Board is reviewing the proposal and asking for comments from girls and volunteers; the proposal is set to be voted on at the September 2012 Board meeting.
CAMP MYEERAH Presentation.pdf
Property task group report - June 2011.pdf
Property Information Sheet.pdf
As a “front door” for all of the digital content compiled by Girl Scouting, the For Girls Blog is a wonderful resource for troops. It contains lots of digital content, including frequent updates and the latest digital program, in an easy to view format. Much of the information can be used for troop planning purposes or to complement Journeys and other troop work. The posts are flagged by category (including arts, change the world, financial literacy, healthy living, healthy planet, outdoors & adventure, science & technology, storytelling) and a searchable database allows the user to quickly find archived posts.
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