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Seven (Unusual!) Facts about Girl Scout Camp

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?

1. Gnomes!

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Volunteer Profile: Christine Grubbs

Evergreen Day Camp 3Christine 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

Donor Profile: Kit Ellis

Kit EllisKit 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. 

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Awesome Woman: Kylee Kitchens

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This time of year, visions of sugar plums frequently dance through our heads. What perfect timing! Kylee Kitchens, a soloist for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, is dancing her way through the Nutcracker! It’s probably every little girl’s dream to be a ballet dancer, and Kylee is one of the few (and lucky) dancers who gets to dance professionally for one of the country’s most acclaimed dance companies.

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A Glimpse Into Summer Camp: St. Albans

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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

An Encamporee Adventure!

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Have you ever heard of an encamporee? They’re a way for girls in troops to get to camp year-round! You might have heard about, or even have gone to one of our day camps or one of our summer camps, but our camp locations are actually used all year. Encamporees are organized by our wonderful volunteers, who are in charge of our Service Units. (Service Units, or SUs, are made up of many troops from a single area.) When a SU wants to organize an encamporee, they get all of the troops who want to go, and they decide on a one-day or one-weekend time that will work. Read more