Girl Scout Katherine Ball talks about trash, her pioneering ocean research, and what it’s like to go for the Gold Award.
Did you know over six million tons of debris enters the world’s oceans every year, weighing about the same as a million elephants? Whether you call it garbage, trash, or just plain litter, marine debris is a big problem.
And one local Girl Scout is spreading the word—both about the issues and what we can do to help.
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
We know we’ve been talking about Forever Green for a while now (hint, hint, have you taken the pledge yet?) but we just heard a very cool story about how Troop 44126 just made their own paper! The project let each girl both design and create her very own hand-made paper. Read more
This week we’re delighted to welcome a special guest blogger – one of our girls! Do you have a story you’d like to share? Email Lily if you’d like to be a guest blogger or if you have a tale to tell! With that, we’ll turn the reins over to Shaheerah to recount an incredible trip she took last month:
I’m Shaheerah, my friend Sophie and I were the two girls that were selected from Washington State to be a part of this spectacular event, the Girls’ World Forum. Read more
“One of the beautiful things about ice cream is that almost any ingredient or combination of ingredients you find in your community can be turned into an ice cream that will impress your dinner guests!” –Molly Moon
Photo courtesy of MollyMoonIceCream.com
If you live in Seattle, Molly Moon’s is a household name. And, if you live near any of Molly’s four shops, you’ve probably found clever ways to work ice cream into your lunch plan and – let’s face it – dinner, too! Most people who’ve tried her ice cream can tell you that any time is a good time for a scoop! Read more
Getting Ready for Adventure
Living in the Pacific Northwest, whales are a big part of our natural world; however, many girls never get the chance to actually see whales. Thanks to the generosity of Captain Terry Buzzard of Island Mariner Cruises and the Everett O. Williams Foundation, our girls in the Bellingham area were able to enter a drawing where they could win a trip on a whale watching tour. Girls from five troops were selected in the drawing and won tickets for the trip: Troop #43653, Troop #42988, Troop #43525, Troop #52016 and Troop #42579! This week the winners got to claim their prize and more than 70 girls, parents, volunteers and staff headed to the San Juan Islands to try their luck at spotting whales! Read more