Girl Scout enrollment is down

Girl Scout enrollment numbers are down both nationally and locally

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Enrollment numbers are down both nationally and locally according to the Director of Regional Services with Girls Scouts of Western Ohio, Darlene Langhout.

“There’s been a slight decline, but girls have had significant changes to their lifestyles and adults as well,” said Langhout.

Langhout said the organization is offering more programs with a focus in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in hopes of getting those number up.

Diane Kinney said she has been a scout leader for 17 years. Kinney was a girl scout when she was a child.

“I think it’s sad. You look at the national push right now. It’s to get children outside away from those electronics they watch day in and day out,” said Kinney.

2 NEWS also spoke with the Director of Development and Marketing of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Marcia Dowds. We requested enrollment numbers from the past 3 years. We haven’t gotten those numbers yet but will pass then along when we do. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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