The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Fund will help provide quality programming and financial assistance so local girls have opportunities to discover their potential and become Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders.
Established by an anonymous donor, this fund will provide support for Girl Scouts from Hardin, Hancock and Allen counties. Troops will have assistance in attending weeklong troop resident camp in the summer, and girls throughout the council will be able to apply for assistance in Destinations, a program allowing older girls to travel the world with other Girl Scouts. Such trips have engaged girls in lifelong learning activities such as studying panda bears in China, working with astronauts at NASA, studying sea turtles in Costa Rica, or backpacking in the Grand Canyon.
Founded in 1912, the Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts leadership experience builds skills and activities around four key areas: STEM, outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship. The local council, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, has more than 41,000 members and operates four Service Centers in Lima, Toledo, Dayton, and Cincinnati, along with multiple camps and program centers throughout the region.