At Girl Scouts of Western Washington, we want EVERY girl to have the chance to be a part of all the life-changing experiences that Girl Scouts has to offer.
But for some families, the cost of membership fees, troop dues and uniforms is more than they can pay. Others aren’t able to provide transportation to get their girls to troop meetings. For many girls, going to overnight camp is just a dream that their family could never afford.
Through our staff-led and financial assistance programs, we make sure that a family’s income never prevents a girl from fully participating in the many exciting activities and experiences that Girl Scouts makes possible. Read more
Think you know everything about Girl Scout camp? Think again!
To celebrate Girl Scout Camp season—which kicked off on June 22—we’ve collected seven little-known fun facts about Camp Robbinswold, Camp River Ranch and Camp St. Albans. How many of these do you know?
Christine Grubbs says she has two troops: one has five high school girls … the other is full of adult volunteers!
Christine’s secret to success as a Service Unit Manager, Troop Leader, Delegate, Council Connection Committee member, Day Camp Director and every other Girl Scout role she’s rocked (those are just the ones she currently holds), is recognizing the strengths of her volunteers and girls and using those to help them grow in ways they never knew they could.
“You would never tell a girl that you don’t like her, that she doesn’t fit in well with the group. Why would you ever do that to a volunteer? Everyone has their strengths. It’s just a matter of finding out what those strengths are and plugging them in.” Read more
Kit Ellis grew up in Girl Scouts.
Living in both New Jersey and Gig Harbor, she spent many sun-filled summers at Camp St. Albans in the 1950s.
But as Kit grew older, she lost track of Girl Scouts for a while. Although the skills she developed in Girl Scouts help her pursue a career as a chemistry professor at Seattle Community College, she didn’t have any daughters of her own and wasn’t part of a troop. In short: she didn’t have a Girl Scout connection.
All that changed when she attended the 55th Anniversary celebration of Camp St. Albans.
Summer camp is a great place to escape reality for a week, make new friends and seize opportunities to experience new things. Did you know summer camp is also a place with the potential to change lives?
Girls come to camp every summer expecting a week of outdoor fun. They come for the boating, the archery and even the horses. But when they leave, girls realize there’s so much more at summer camp! Read more