GIRL SCOUTS OF OHIO'S HEARTLAND
Who We Are: Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland is committed to serving girls in our community. Our mission: build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has played major roles in the lives of millions of girls worldwide giving them a safe space to learn, lead, and thrive. Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland serves 30 counties, 153 school districts, and more than 18,000 girls annually with the help of more than 4,000 volunteers. Programs are uniquely designed with, by and for girls, and prepares them for a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
What We Do: Girl Scouts takes the potential of girls, combines it with robust skill-building programming, and adds caring adult mentors/role models to help girls empower themselves to do great things. Each program is anchored in leadership principles and gives girls the opportunity to discover themselves, connect with others, and take action in their community. Girls get to lead the way, team up with other girls, and choose hands-on activities that interest them most. Along the way, girls gain important skills in STEM, the Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship, and learn the power of being a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader). TM
Why We're Important: Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland provides girls impactful programming designed to build leaders of tomorrow. These programs help girls transform their idea into action, turn their questions into adventure, and grow their confidence through practice. In a time where only 4.8% (24) of Fortune 500 companies are run by women, the need to teach girl leadership skills is now. As the largest leadership organization for girls in the world, Girl Scouts is teaching them that their voices count, to stand up for what they believe in, and that they have the strength to take the lead.
How We Impact the Community: Through Girl Scouts, girls are developing a strong sense of self, positive values, healthy relationship, challenge seeking skills, and community problem-solving skills. Girl Scouts is open to girls of all backgrounds and interests who want to develop the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. These girls are big thinkers, groundbreakers, and role models. They are designing robots, starting businesses, and improving their communities. Girl Scouts prepares girls to fall down and get back up, to try new things, and to make ideas a reality. Girl Scouts unleashes the power in every G.I.R.L.
How You Can Help: With the support of organizations, foundations, individuals, volunteers, and community leaders, we can continue building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Contributions to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland support girls and provide programs that encourage them to get involved, believe in themselves, and change the world.
Connect with Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland
Executive Director: Tammy Wharton
Development Director: Deirdre DeWeese
Board Chair: Julie Holbein