A. Membership is open to girls in grades K-12 and adults 18 and older. Contact Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council's office to obtain a registration form. Annual GSUSA membership dues are $12 for girls and adults. For placement information click here. For information about uniforms, see below.
A. Troops and groups meet in a variety of locations: schools, churches/synagogues, recreation and community centers, homes and businesses. Meetings are generally one to two hours in length depending on the location and frequency of meetings. Meetings occur during school lunches, after school, during evening hours and on weekends.
A. Plenty of programs are available in which girls can participate. Some examples include programs for career exploration, science, arts, service projects, and much more. Program events are available for both group and individual participation.
A. The newest program resources are Girl Scout journeys. A key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience,the leadership journey is a coordinated series of activities grouped around a theme. Each journey is tied to some of Girl Scouts' 15 national outcomes for girls, as defined in the Girl Scout Leadership Model. Girl Scout Daisies can earn petals and leaves representing the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can earn proficiency badges and awards. Each girl determines how many and what badges she wishes to pursue. Requirements for badges can be found in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting. Some projects are done with the troop while others can be done individually. Girls do not have to earn petals or badges, but they are a fun way to learn leadership skills and try new things.
A. Troops usually identify a particular need they see within their community. Under leadership guidance and based on the age level, they will determine how they would like to provide service. Service is an important part of Girl Scouting, and troops are encouraged to do service projects throughout the year.
A. For placement information click here, or call the Girl Scout Council Headquarters or service center and ask to speak to someone. If a troop in your community has an opening, we will place your daughter in the appropriate age level. If a placement isn't immediately available, she may wish to be involved as a Juliette (individual) member. Volunteers are always welcome and needed, so please consider offering to help.
A. Uniforms are optional and vary in cost depending on the components desired. You may call the following equipment agencies for prices:
- Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Online Resource Store, 614-487-8101, ext. 8836
- Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Resource Store, Chillicothe, 740-773-2146
- Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Resource Store, Columbus 614-487-8101, ext. 8836
- Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Resource Store, Mansfield 419-522-0391
- Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Resource Store, Marion 740-389-2528
- Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Resource Store, Zanesville 740-454-8563
- Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council Explore Store, at the Ginny and John Elam Environmental Education Center at Camp Ken-Jockety, 614-878-1382