The Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland council isn't just about cookie sales. The council, which covers a 30-county service area in and around Central Ohio, continues its commitment to shape young female leaders with the launch of the GO LEAD Academy this summer.

In partnership with Otterbein University, the Heartland council will host the five-day GO LEAD program for girls in grades 10 through 12. The leadership academy begins June 22 on the Westerville campus.

During GO LEAD, participants will "uncover issues that affect their world, participate in experiential activities designed to help them find their 'voice' as leaders, create community impact projects to address local issues" and more according to the Heartland council. The cost to attend is $195, and partial financial assistance is available.

All girls within the age range are encouraged to apply whether Girl Scout members or not. Applications will be accepted through May 31 (or until all slots are filled with qualified candidates). Selections are based on academic achievements, community involvement and submitted references. Download the application here: .