United Way highlights Girl Scouts

| January 17, 2014

Canoe (Small)COSHOCTON – The United Way of Coshocton County would like to highlight for the month of January, Girl Scouts which has been a partner agency since 1940.

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the largest organization for girls in the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

GSUSA charters individual councils throughout the United States.  Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council provides Girl Scouting to girls in Coshocton County. During, 2012 over 500 girls were provided the opportunity to belong and participate in Girl Scouting.

In Girl Scouts, girls develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world.

The purpose of the Girl Scouts Leadership Development Program is to prepare girls to become the future women leaders of Coshocton County. Girl Scouts is the only organization in Coshocton County focused entirely on meeting the needs of young girls in kindergarten through high school.

Girl Scouts impacts girls by offering a wide variety of programs and activities that meet the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs of girls at six levels: Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1), Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3), Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5), Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8), Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10), and Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12).

Locally, we strive to meet the needs of girls in Coshocton County through traditional troops. We also continue to increase opportunities to provide the Girl Scouts Leadership Development program to at-risk youth through programs such as Girl Scouting in the School Day, summer parks programs and through special events.

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland strives to be the go to organization for girls in Coshocton County by continually providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in grades kindergarten through 12.

Currently, Girl Scouts is need of adult volunteers to serve as mentors to girls by leading troops and short term opportunities and events for girls.

If you are and adult interested in volunteering for Girl Scouts or girl wanting to join contact Mona Jensen, Community Development Manager, at 800-292-6759 or [email protected]

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