Archive for 100th Anniversary

Gold Award Centennial: Celebrate 100 Years of Changing the World!

2015_FeaturedImage_GoldAward2Over the last century, young women have honed their leadership skills to earn the highest award in Girl Scouts.

While this award has gone by many names—starting as the Golden Eaglet of Merit in 1916 and becoming the Gold Award in 1980—it’s always recognized girls who take action to make our world a better place. Gold Award earners do good work in our backyard, throughout our country and on the other side of the planet!

Now it’s time to celebrate the Gold Award Centennial—and we want you to join us!

Throughout the next Girl Scout membership year, we’ll throw parties and offer special activities for everyone to get involved. Here are just a few ways you can join the fun … Read more

Girl Art: “Why I Love Nature”

Bridge and Water - Simone

As winter creeps towards us, suddenly all the nature around us seems a little more grey, brown and muted. Luckily, in our Seattle office we’re currently hosting an art exhibit from Snohomish Troop 48450 entitled “Why I Love Nature”. We thought we’d share their art with you, so you don’t have to come all the way to our office to see it! Read more

Want to make your own paper, just like these girls?

troop44126 handmade paper process

We know we’ve been talking about Forever Green for a while now (hint, hint, have you taken the pledge yet?) but we just heard a very cool story about how Troop 44126 just made their own paper! The project let each girl both design and create her very own hand-made paper. Read more

True Indulgence: Deep Fried Samoas

It’s smack in the middle of the Evergreen State Fair, next month the Puyallup Fair kicks off, followed by the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima… that means we’ve all got fair fun on the brain! We heard about another council in Indiana doing something pretty cool this year with their State Fair, so we sent our secret Hoosier spies to check it out and report back. Know what they found? Deep fried Samoas! Read more

The Girl Scout Journey Carved into History

The totem blessing ceremony

We’ve spent all year celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary with fun events to commemorate a century of Girl Scouts. Though most celebrations have been fleeting, we’re happy to tell you about a new way we’ve honored our centennial that can be seen and cherished by Girl Scouts for the next 100 years! Thanks to life-long Girl Scout, Karyn Livingston, a brand new totem pole has been erected at  Camp River Ranch! The totem was installed at camp last week, and there was a general blessing ceremony on August 15, with campers and counselors in attendance. Read more

It’s not summer without a parade!

Cadettes on Parade

In celebration of summer (and that quick heat wave that just reminded us all that it really is summer!) we’re bringing you a quick update from one of our troops on the Eastside. And since their story talks about Forever Green, we have to ask – have you taken the Forever Green pledge yet?

Last month 40 girls from Service Units 422 and 423 marched in Redmond’s Annual Derby Days Parade! Girl Scouts in the region have been a part of the parade for several years, but this year the girls marched along under the Forever Green theme. Read more