Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is excited to offer Girl Scouts During the School Day to the girls at your school. Through participation in Girl Scouts During the School day, girls in your school will have opportunities to develop responsible values, increase their self-confidence and enhance their decision making skills that will build on and enhance the traditional school curriculum. Girls benefit greatly from the opportunity to spend time during their day in an all-girl environment.
We offer a six to eight week programs opportunities where Girl Scout staff members and volunteers come once a week to provide the Girl Scout program to girls during their regular school day. Each group session is around 45-60 minutes long and girls are usually divided into groups by grade.
Currently, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is working to align four standard curriculum that schools can choose from:
- Conflict Resolution
- Health and Wellness (including self esteem)
- It’s Your Planet- Love It! (environmental awareness)
- It’s Your Story- Tell It ! (including storytelling and self expression).
Each of these curricula works to meet the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio goals for girls. Conflict Resolution for all grade levels will be available for use for the 2011-2012 school year. Girl Scouts also understands that the goals of your school are also very important. Each curricula is developed based on the Girl Scout National Outcomes which coincide perfectly with the 21st Century Learning Skills that teachers and administrators are focusing on.
We can serve all girls in grades k-12. The Girl Scout staff can stay at the school anywhere from an hour or two to the whole day, depending on what schedule works best for your school.
Another exciting aspect of Girl Scouts During the School Day is that volunteers from local universities, local businesses and the community come to help facilitate the Girl Scout meetings. It is wonderful to give girls the chance to interact with strong, mentors as well as make local institutions and organizations aware of your school and all it has to offer the community.
Over the last several years, we have experienced much success with the Girl Scouts During the School Day initiative.
In the 2010-2011 school year, kindergarten and first grade students responded that in Girl Scout meetings, they
- helped another girl if she needed help 94%
- tried new things even if they were hard to do 90%
- solve problems without hitting, pushing or yelling 86%
- set goals for themselves to achieve 86%
- work with others as a team 94%
Second through sixth graders responded that in Girl Scout meetings, they
- feel okay with how they look 72%
- set goals for themselves to achieve 72%
- work well with others as a team 63%
- think that learning new things is fun 67%
- try to think about what is “fair” for everyone involved 59%
For more information about the opportunity, criteria for involvement or to schedule Girl Scouts During the School Day at your school, please contact: