Archive for Animals

Go Gold: Lending a Hand (and Paw!) to Make the Holidays Warm

Emily Schneider 3Last Thanksgiving, residents at the Cascade Park Vista assisted living facility stood waiting in the lobby, looking toward the front door.

Although it was the holiday, they weren’t spending it with loved ones—some didn’t have any family visitors coming at all.

But they didn’t have to wait long before Girl Scout Emily Schneider—all red hair and smiles—walked through the door with her very special fuzzy friend: Charlie, the therapy dog. 

The dynamic duo was here for a holiday visit!

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Girl Scouts Support Pets and PetHub Supports Us!

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April is Pet Safety Month and we’re teaming up with PetHub.com to get ID tags onto dogs and cats!

Girl Scouts have always been incredibly focused on helping those in their communities,” says our CEO Megan Ferland. “Girls actively support animal shelters and have often provided food and other supplies to various animal-focused charities. PetHub.com is a natural extension of our girls’ efforts.”

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Awesome Woman: Dr. Nancy Hawkes

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Have you ever wondered who gets to choose which animals live at the zoo?

Most of us never think about the selection process, or even know what it involves, but thankfully, there are people like Dr. Nancy Hawkes, the general curator at the Woodland Park Zoo, who does all the thinking for us! All we have to do is enjoy the animals. Read more

Awesome Woman: Genny Arredondo

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Did you know sea cucumbers can take their guts and spit them outside their bodies as a form of protection? Or that starfish (also known as sea stars) actually push their stomachs through a tiny hole, outside their bodies, in order to eat, and then pull them back in when they’re done? Talk about going OUT to eat! Read more

Dedicated to Animals: Behind the Scenes at an Animal Shelter

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When people think about getting a pet, oftentimes they visit animal shelters to find pets that need homes. Have you ever visited a shelter, or do you have a pet at home from the shelter? For a lot of people, their pets are part of their family and shelter pets are no exception! With their love of animals in mind, two local Girl Scouts decided they wanted to work with an animal shelter for their Silver Award project. Read more

Celebrating Two Girl Scout Passions: Camp and Animals!

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Ever wondered what it would be like to go camping back in the days of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low? Campers went back in time for Evergreen Day Camp at Girl Scout Camp Evergreen.  This year the camp attracted more than 50 campers in grades K-6! The camp also hosted over 20 program aides (PAs). PAs are older girls who help lead younger girls and can plan, create and execute Girl Scout activities alongside their adult mentors.  At Camp Evergreen the PAs develop and plan all the program and activities for the campers! Read more