Girl Scouts in Their
Communities Volume 3 Issue 3 | April
Brownie Troops #2958 and #1780 and Daisy Troop #2630 pose with CEO Tammy H.
Wharton, and Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, at the
Forever Green Centennial Celebration March
Girl Scout Brownie Troops #2958 and #1780 and Daisy Troop #2630 were just a few
of the girls who celebrated Girl Scouts 100th anniversary at Girl
Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Forever Green Centennial Celebration March 2! The
girls met and posed for pictures with Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland CEO, Tammy
H. Wharton, and founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, Jeni Britton Bauer. Jeni
is a proud member of Council’s 100th Anniversary Honorary Board.
was an unforgettable evening of history and excitement about the bright future
of Ohio’s Heartland Council.
event Girl Scouts representing troops throughout the council led the audience in
reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Girl Scout Promise. Before that, they
greeted guests and handed out centennial pins to hundreds of
was such an honor to attend this event and celebrate everything that Juliette
Gordon Low's dream has become,” said Janelle Gordon, troop leader of Daisy Troop
Whitehall Girl Scout Cadette Troop #622 poses with Troop
Leader Denise Ford (row 1, second from right) and Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard
(row 2, first on the left) at Whitehall City Hall. Troop #622 was one several
troops to receive proclamations on behalf of our
honor of Girl Scouts 100th anniversary, mayors, city councils, county
commissioners, and other officials throughout Ohio’s Heartland Council have been
recognizing the legacy of Girl Scouts with official proclamations. Over the last
month, council has received dozens of proclamations, honoring our council and
declaring Girl Scout Day or Girl Scout Week.
Coleman declared March 12 Girl Scout Day in Columbus as did the mayors of
Chillicothe, Coshocton, Mt. Gilead, Circleville and many more. Proclamations
also came from the Ohio senate, Franklin County Commissioners’ office and Ohio
Governor John Kasich, along with multiple city councils. What a great honor for
Kaitlyn Bender poses with her painting that is on display at the “Historic Girl
Scout Uniforms and Memorabilia Exhibit” at The Ohio State
Painting past and
Bender’s artwork has a place in history.
10-year-old Girl Scout recently completed an acrylic painting that is a featured
item in the “Historic Girl Scout Uniforms and Memorabilia Exhibit.” The
exhibit, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA,
opened to the public March 10 inside Campbell Hall at The Ohio State University,
1787 Neil Ave. inside Snowden Gallery, room 279.The exhibit remains on display
through June 1.
is a member of Marion Girl Scout Junior Troop #2290, found her inspiration for
the acrylic painting in the past and the present and in Girl Scouts’ commitment
to the environment.
collection of Girl Scout nostalgia, which features hundreds of items from dolls
to badges, photos, and uniforms, will remain on display through June 1. Gallery
hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and
Saturdays Noon-4 p.m.
honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts on March 12, Creston
Girl Scout Troop #2334 celebrated the first baby girl born at the Wooster
Community Hospital during the week of the Girl Scout centennial.
troop presented parents Cortney and Jay Miller with a gift bag and certificate
recognizing their baby girl as a future Girl Scout. The troop also presented the
Millers with a diaper cake made by the troop, a handmade Girl Scout baby
blanket, a story book about the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, and
more. Dozens of girls delivered gift bags to newborn Girl Scouts throughout our
council, including a set of twins!
scouts from Newark Valley Service Unit recently created Easter baskets (seen
here) for local nursing home residents and foster children. They completed this
annual service project in honor of Girl Scouts’ 100th
from Newark Valley Service Unit pooled their resources to celebrate the
100th anniversary of Girl Scouts by making Easter baskets for Newark
residents. This is a yearly service project for many troops in the Newark Valley
Service Unit. This year, troops worked together to assemble 116 baskets. These
baskets will go to people in area nursing homes and foster children who might
not have received an Easter basket otherwise.
have been doing this individually for more than 10 years. It's something they
all look forward to,” Troop
Leader Becca Agnew said. Agnew leads Troops #2350, #2159, and
from Crestline, Galion, and Bucyrus celebrated World Thinking Day with cultural
displays, guest speakers and fun activities in
from Crestline, Galion, and Bucyrus celebrated World Thinking Day with an
afternoon of international activities, including Girl Scouts dressed in cultural
costumes. During the event, a foreign exchange student from Germany spoke to the
girls about life in Germany and shared candy and snacks from Germany.
speaker described her trip to Japan and displayed a kimono and souvenirs.
Following the program, troops created projects from the World Thinking Day guide
and learned about environmental sustainability. They pledged to save resources,
made windsocks, Monarch butterfly cards and brought with them items to recycle.
Seven troops also presented displays about Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from
Ireland, Mexico, England, and beyond.
Girl Scouts at your service!
Scout Cadette Troop #34 is serving its way toward earning the Community Service
Bar award. The Community Service bars honor completion of training and 25 hours
Saturday February 25, Troop #34 helped serve meals at a free community dinner
hosted by Cox United Methodist Church in Newark. The troop prepared the food,
set tables, and later helped serve 98 meals. The girls had no time to rest as
they served and reset tables.
extremely tired you did not hear a complaint from the troop -- only that they
enjoyed helping people in need,” Troop Leader Tara Hunt said. The troop also
helped at a similar dinner on March 25 at Cox United. Way to serve
Marin (left) poses with her sister and fellow volunteer, Donna Bosak, during
last year’s Adult Camporee. Donna encouraged Diane to volunteer with Girl
Girl Scout Journeys e-newsletter is introducing a new feature this month to
highlight the hard work of our many dedicated volunteers.
Diane Marin is this month’s featured volunteer! For the past four years
Diane’s leadership and creativity have helped develop Adult Camporee into a
destination event that has become so popular it draws Girl Scout volunteers from
Ohio and beyond. Adult camporee is an annual event that offers a wide range of
educational experiences and skill-building activities for adult volunteers in a
Diane also helps with the cookie program at the service unit and troop
level and she volunteers as a certified first aid and CPR instructor. Without
committed volunteers like Diane, we wouldn’t be able to provide the level of
service that has earned us the reputation of being the world's preeminent
organization dedicated solely to girls. Thank you Diane!
22 is Girl Scout Volunteer Day! What a perfect time to show your appreciation to
a volunteer who helps bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to
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