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Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland

Who We Are: Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Since 1912, we have played a major role in the lives of millions of girls worldwide by giving them a safe space to learn, lead, and thrive. In a typical year, 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. We stand for empowering ALL girls—in every community across our nation, from every background and every ability to create the change they want to see in the world.

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; the pillars of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Why We're Important: Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland is a diverse organization that 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 7% (37) 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 designing robots, starting businesses, and improving their communities. Girl Scouts prepares girls to fall down and get back up, to try new things, to dream big, and become our leaders of tomorrow. Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12.

How You Can Help: With the support of organizations, foundations, individuals, volunteers, and community leaders, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland is able to give girls the skills they need to be visionary doers, innovators, creators, and thinkers. Contributions to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland support girls on their leadership journey and provides them programs that encourage them to get involved, believe in themselves, and change the world. Invest in a girl, change her world! Ways to invest in girls:

  • Volunteer.

  • Give the gift of support.

  • Sponsor a program.

  • Support and attend fundraising events hosted by Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland.

  • Leave a legacy of Girl Scouting by including us in estate plans.

Connect with Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland

1700 Watermark Drive

Columbus, Ohio 43215


President & CEO: Tammy H. Wharton

VP of Philanthropy: Deirdre DeWeese

Board Chair: Amy Franko, Amy Franko Associates


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