By far the most horrible non-profit I have ever worked for. Staff turnover is very high and yet the big-wigs don't see this as a problem. Staff morale is at an all-time low with about 75% of current employees actively seeking employment elsewhere. Most staff members do not work as a team and most will throw their coworkers under a bus to save their own butts. During hiring process for field staff they will tell you that you will work an occasional night or weekend and you end up working 3 or more nights a week and several weekends. You end up putting thousands and thousands of miles on your vehicle (mileage reimbursement is minimal at best) and working 45 to 60 hours per week (not allowed to take any comp time for your hours worked over the 35 that you are paid for). Staff is not held to the same standards or rules depending on which office you are based out of. Staff is not recognized or appreciated for their hard work.
Girl Scouting is all about providing opportunities for girls to develop leadership, learn about the world around them, start a lifetime of service to their community, and have fun with girls who share those values. Exploring themes from a variety of experiences and approaches as the badgework requires makes the girls understand that a single approach or though isn't all there is to know. Our troop of sixteen 6th graders are better school citizens and community citizens because of their Girl Scout experience!
I grew up in Girl Scouts with caring leaders who sacrificed to help a group of girls discover their strengths and interests. When my own daughter was old enough to join she was so excited! I became a troop leader and then stayed on as a service unit volunteer for the past 17 years I have been involved with this council. I stay because I truly believe Girl Scouts has a lot to offer for every girl and every volunteer benefits from the experience. What better way to spend time with your daughter than camping, crafting and exploring and discovering new and different aspects of the world around you? Even if you don't have a daughter involved find a way to participate. We need volunteers so every girl can experience the wonder world of Girl Scouting!
I joined Girl Scouts 48 years ago at the age of 7. I have been involved with this council for over 30 years. Girl Scouts provided opportunity for leadership, teamwork, self direction, and confidence which directly led to my career choice as an attorney. Continued involvement as an adult volunteer allows me to give back and inspire additional generations of bright, eager girls. Girl Scouts is the greatest organization for girls in the world.
Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We serve over 35,000 girls and 10,000 adults throughout central and southeastern Ohio. Today's Girl Scouts continue to breakdown barriers and empower young girls to be their very best.