Archive for Cookies

A Vegan Take On Girl Scout Cookies

Vegan Thin Mints

It takes courage for a 9-year-old to come up with an idea and then do what it takes to make it happen. That’s just what Anzia from Troop 41486 on Mercer Island did when she had a great idea, fulfilling the Girl Scout mission every step of the way. Anzia and her family follow a vegan diet and lifestyle, which means they don’t eat any animal products or by-products. Since Girl Scouts of Western Washington doesn’t currently offer a vegan Girl Scout Cookie, Anzia decided to have her own vegan cookie and baked goods sale. Read more

Awesome Woman: J.A. Jance

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How many New York Times best-selling authors do you know who were on official Girl Scout business when they held their first novel in their hands for the “I can’t believe this is actually happening, I wrote this and now the world will see this” time? First, as in the first of 47 novels, and first in a 28-year career involving totally unexpected acclaim in the literary field?

We know of at least one. That would be J.A. Jance. Read more

Awesome Woman of the Month: Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy!)

Jessie and her Cakespy creations!

How would you like to be a dessert detective? You could eat your way through bakeries across every city you ever live in or visit, and tell people about your sweet discoveries. And people would listen. In fact, millions of people would reference your (very famous) blog every time they needed some advice about how they might best spend their calories. 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

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

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