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May 2019: Girl Scouts of North East Ohio is lucky enough to have more than 10,000 adult members and many of those are dedicated, active volunteers. We have many types of volunteer positions from Board Members to Badge Bosses, Archery instructors, and STEM Program Committee Members. But troop leaders are our biggest group of volunteers and they are the individuals who deliver the Girl Scout program directly to girls. There is no doubt that our girls benefit, and the leaders see that benefit. In a recent survey, 90% of our troop leaders said that as a Girl Scout Leader, they make a difference in the lives of girls. But our leaders also acknowledge a personal benefit as well--84% of our troop leaders said that being a troop leader gives them the opportunity to use their talents, skills, or passions.  

When I became a troop leader, my goal was to give back to an organization that did so much for me, have some fun with my daughter and her friends, and maybe teach them a few things. But I got much more. Every day, I talk to leaders that like me, realize the difference this volunteer job makes in the lives of the girls in their troops. In our last survey of our Girl Scouts, the girls told us plenty about their leaders and what a difference they are making in their lives. 78% of girls said they have supportive adult relationships in Girl Scouts, 91% of girls said there is a Girl Scout adult who cares about them as a person, and 86% of girls said there is a Girl Scout adult who makes them feel important. What could be more critical in a girl’s life as she navigates her path to adulthood? Girls need help in figuring out their aspirations and 79% of our girls said there is a Girl Scout adult who helps them pursue their goals. And parents agree with their girls! 90% said the troop leader cares about the girls in the troop.  

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and I cannot thank them enough for their commitment and the talent they bring. Join us and be the person who makes a difference in the life of a girl. 

>> Geagua Service Unit Campout, Adult Recogniton Ceremony, Pearl Ceremony, Donor Spotlight: United Way of Summit County

April 2019
March 2019

March 8: World Thinking Day activities, Mall Lock-In, Camp Ledgewood Naming Opportunities, Decoding the Digital Girl, more

February 2019

February 15:  Women of Distinction winners; Gold Award Spotlight, Meet a Board Member, STEM Advisory Committee

January 2019

January 11, 2019: Be a Badge Boss, Pixie Plus, FirstEnergy thanks

December 2018

December 2018: The Perfect Gift, Meet a Board Member, Gold Award Highlight  

November 2018

November 2018:  Mysterious Fun, Dessert First Sweet Success, New features on Pixie Plus

October 2018

October 5: Life saving action recognized, Girl Scouts celebrate women, Meet GSNEO Board Member: Robyn Gordon, Grant Highlight: AT&T

September 2018

September 9, 2018: Setting the Record Straight, Ella: Champion of Literacy, Women of Color event, Show your Sash: Ann Manby, Be a Badge Boss!

August 2018

August 3: Thanks to Julianne, Girl Scout Destinations, Tribute to a World Changer, Bee Safe Bronze Award project, Gold Award Spotlight

July 2018

July 6, 2018:  Unleash Strong! Be a Girl Scout, All Aboard the Natuica Queen, Gold Award Glitter, Lunch and Limo, Garden Dedication, Happy 100th Birthday Celebration, Show Your Sash: Diana Selzer

June 2018

June 8, 2018: More than S'mores, Camp Inspires: Check out some end of the year celebrations, A Savannah Send-Off, GSNEO Spotlights, and Count Sheep at Camp Ledgewood

May 2018

May 14, 2018: A Matter of Convenience, GSNEO hits a Bullseye!, Cupcake Wars, A sweet Bronze Award celebration, Celebrating our Volunteers

April 2018

April 6, 2018: The Giving Gap, Donor Spotlight, Women of Distinction tickets available, Peeps Palooza, Pixie Plus

March 2018

March 9, 2018: Girl Scouts is inspiring the next generation of change makers, Going for the Gold Celebrations, Cookie Pros meet the Board of Directors, Visiting the Women in Networking: Cleveland Chapter, more adventures in the community!

February 2018

February 9, 2018: Joining Hands in Friendship to Conquer Fear, World Thinking Day visits, All about Mall Lock-in, Featured Girl Scout Alum, Girl Scout Champion, Town Hall Meetings

January 2018

January 5, 2018: Big (often pretty unrealistic) goals



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