Archive for Girl Scout Alumnae

The Girl Scout Journey Carved into History

The totem blessing ceremony

We’ve spent all year celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary with fun events to commemorate a century of Girl Scouts. Though most celebrations have been fleeting, we’re happy to tell you about a new way we’ve honored our centennial that can be seen and cherished by Girl Scouts for the next 100 years! Thanks to life-long Girl Scout, Karyn Livingston, a brand new totem pole has been erected at  Camp River Ranch! The totem was installed at camp last week, and there was a general blessing ceremony on August 15, with campers and counselors in attendance. Read more

From Badges to Medals: One Girl Scout’s Journey to the Olympics

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From the start, Lynn Colella grew up with dual passions: a love for camping and a serious dedication to swimming. Girl Scouting fit naturally with both those interests and was a big part of Lynn’s early life. Though Lynn is best known for her Olympic achievements, Girl Scouts has been a steady influence in her life. Read more

Get Inspired by Rachel Belle’s Radio Journey!

Rachel is in the back row, in pigtails!

August’s Awesome Woman of the Month: Rachel Belle

She stood at the fountain with her eyes closed, tossed in a penny, and made a wish.

Her wish? Pizza.

As a young girl, when Rachel Belle made that wish at the fountain, she was wishing for dinner, but she was really wishing for something bigger. She was asking to be surrounded by something she loves. Food just happens to be one of the many things Rachel loves, and, today, as a well-known reporter and personality on KIRO FM’s The Ron & Don Show, it’s something she gets to talk about a lot. On her weekend show, Ring My Belle Weekends, she often interviews cookbook authors and chefs, and even talks about Girl Scout Cookies! It’s not all about food, though. For this radio journalist, it’s about people. It’s about the sharing of stories, and the making of connections. It’s about heart, truth and emotion. Mostly, it’s about a dream come true. Read more

Bring the Olympics to Your Own Backyard!

Girl Scouts and the Olympics: Shared Values

Today is the opening day of the Summer Olympic Games in London! The Olympic flame (which was carried to over 1,000 communities in England) will be lit at the beginning of this international festival of sport and culture across the United Kingdom (U.K.). Now you can win your own medal and earn your Games Go Global Olympic badge! Read more