The 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting has given us the opportunity to reflect on the contributions the organization has made during the past 100 years and look forward to the future of Girl Scouting.
We planned several exciting councilwide activities and events for the 100th Anniversary. We had a great time celebrating and appreciate everyone’s help in organizing and participating in the events. There are still flexible ways for girls to participate in celebrating.
Be sure to join the Girl Scout Alumnae Association and choose Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as your council. Visit http://alumnae.girlscouts.org/ to join. All adult Girl Scouts (18 years and older), including former Brownies, former and current volunteers, and former and current Girl Scout staff can register for the New Girl Scouts Alumnae Association; Online Alumnae Community. This is the place to reconnect with old friends, make news one and learn about plans for the 100th Anniversary!
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Troop and Service Unit Activities—Girl Scout staff, volunteers and girls developed 100th Anniversary resources for girls, troops and service units. As our girl and family events will not accommodate everyone, troops and service units can also celebrate this amazing anniversary. Click here for the link to locate the resources on our website:. The resources were distributed in the October 2011 Roundtable materials as well. If you are interested in volunteering to help work on any of the planned events, please contact Lydia McMillen at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Merchandise—A variety of 100th Anniversary merchandise items are currently for sale in the Girl Scout Council shops or can be found on the Girl Scout of Western Ohio shop website.
Girl Scouts Forever Green (GSFG)—the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Take Action Project, is a national effort of girls leading their families, schools, and communities in improving the environment and protecting natural resources. GSFG invites girls to Take Action on three major projects. Participants are also encouraged to take an online pledge stating their yearlong commitment to GSFG efforts. http://www.girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen
ToGetHerThere Campaign—January 31, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA launched the boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls’ leadership issues in the nation’s history. As Girls Scouting launches this campaign, we are urging all members of society to help girls achieve their full leadership potential. For more information go to: http://www.togetherthere.org/ and/or http://www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org/WHO-WE-ARE/Pages/News-and-Updates.aspx.