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Girl Scouts Support Pets and PetHub Supports Us!

Golden-GirlApril 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.”

All this month, 15% each sale on PetHub.com will benefit Girl Scouts of Western Washington! We also worked with PetHub to create a limited edition Girl Scout Pup ID tag and $10 of each tag sold will go to support the many Girl Scout programs offered in western Washington. You can go here to order your own tag online, or visit one of our Girl Scout stores to pick one up.

Girl-Scout-Tag-for-FB-offerMembers of our Girl Scout community can also get in on the fun by entering PetHub’s Best Friends Keep Best Friends Safe Girl Scout sweepstakes! The grand prize is a basket filled with awesome pet products and it’s worth over $300. Go here to check out all the amazing prizes.

“I’m so excited to come up with a fun way to help the Girl Scouts while furthering our goal of keeping animals safe,” says Lorien Clemens, PetHub’s Director of Marketing. “It’s a win-win-win opportunity to benefit an incredible organization, empower young women to make a difference in their community, and get lost animals home fast.”

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!

Back to Camp Basics

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

Uncommon Pet Inspires Silver Award Project

Finding Inspiration in an Unexpected Place

Did you know one local Girl Scout has something in common with both the pop singer P!nk and Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint? Just like these stars, Fiona’s the proud owner of cute and cuddly… pet rats! Some people might cringe at the thought, but those furry creatures popular in Disney movies like Ratatouille and Cinderella make excellent pets. Read more