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Join us in dreaming big to fuel leadership opportunities for girls

The vision behind why Girl Scouts was founded has remained the same since its founding in 1912—to redefine what is possible for girls everywhere. Girl Scouts has grown to nearly 2 million girl members with over 50 million Girl Scout alums throughout the world. We are building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Today, women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce yet are drastically underrepresented in many fields – including STEM, In-Demand jobs, and leadership roles: 

  • Just 18% of STEM leadership roles are held by women 
  • Women represent 15% of engineers and architects
  • Only 12% of computer science degrees are earned by women

Less than a third of women students choose to study higher education courses in subjects like math and engineering

This is a $16M project, and we are currently working with community partners (public, private, etc.) to make this project a reality. We hope you will join us in dreaming big to fuel leadership opportunities for girls.


STEM programming helps our girls dream big:

91% of our girls reported confidence in STEM
86% of our girls reported awareness of the need for STEM literacy
86% of our girls say they are more interested in STEM Careers

With these facts in mind, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland has been  Dreaming Big  for girls’ futures through our Dream Big Transformational Initiative. Girl Scouts of the USA proposed a bold goal of putting 2.5 million girls in the STEM pipeline by 2025. Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland is supporting this initiative locally by creating a 220-acre immersive STEM and Leadership Campus in Western Franklin County at Camp Ken Jockety. Through this project, girls will have the tools necessary to create pathways to in-demand careers and bridge the  gender gap in the STEM field. With access to cutting-edge programs, a safe place to learn new skills, and mentors encouraging them along the way, our girls will learn about jobs of the future to spark their interest and curiosity.

While this project will be led by GSOH, this immersive campus will be a true community resource for youth and community stakeholders. With the camp’s proximity to downtown Columbus, it can be utilized by schools, other non-profits, and community partners. This campus will serve as a place where STEM learning is accessible to our diverse community. This progressive programming will have tremendous impact on the diversity and growth of the Central Ohio workforce for generations.

With your help, the Dream Big Transformational Initiative will: 

  • Be a place of learning that is accessible to our diverse community 
  • Provide robust, unique training focused on in-demand jobs 
  • Be an immersive learning campus for our youth and community 
  • Engage girls and youth in STEM and leadership learning

Join us today and help girls DREAM BIG




Thank You For Your Support

Leading Donors
dream big sons
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Bob and Robin Harriman
  • City of Columbus 
  • Cardinal Health
  • Encova Insurance
  • GSOH Board
  • Greif, Inc.
  • Ingram-White Castle Foundation
  • Jones Day Foundation
  • Anne Powell Riley  
  • Worthington Industries Foundation
  • The Columbus Foundation 
  • The Glen and Shakila Ahrens Family Foundation
  • Yvette McGee Brown
  • Cameron Mitchell Resturants, LLC
  • Columbia Gas and the NiSource Charitable Foundation
  • Honda
  • Huntington
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • M/I Homes Foundation
  • Siemer Family Foundation 
  • Ann and Doug Teske Science Programs
  • David and Amy Franko
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Morgan & Lori Gillett Family 
  • John P. Holbein Family 
  • Gale King
  • Jim and Heather Monkmeyer
  • Ohio Farm Bureau 
  • Park National Bank 
  • Elizabeth and Collin Seely 
  • Karen Townsend, in memory of Bob and Betty Dillon
  • Trefoil I - Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Alumni
  • Annette Whittemore
$24,999 and under
  • Tara Abraham
  • Anonymous (x2)
  • Marshell Arnold
  • Mary Auch
  • Bhakti Bania and Bharet Baste
  • Heather Brilliant
  • Carol Burgett Family Foundation
  • Carla Cefaratti
  • Darren Cherry 
  • Molly Crabtree
  • Ray and Phylis Crook Family Foundation
  • The DeWeese Family 
  • Easton Community Foundation
  • EMHT - In honor of Diane Marin
  • Mary Ann Gibbons
  • GSOH Staff 
  • The Hinson Family 
  • Susan and Frank Hunt
  • Joyce and David Johnson 
  • Stella and Kerry Keane Family 
  • The Kolp Family 
  • Susan Krantz
  • Cathy and Marty Lanning
  • Su Lok
  • Bryan and Sarah Martin
  • Cindi McIntire
  • Ohio State University Women's Club
  • Katherine Zehnder Ott
  • The Prickett Family
  • Jennifer Reimer
  • Kevin Ronnebaum
  • Dr. Kathryn Sullivan
  • Leslie and Nicholas Vesha
  • Jim Vitak 
  • Tammy H. Wharton