Archive for Girl Scout Alumnae

Awesome Woman: Jessica Ivey

Jessica from Rat City

In the time it will take most of us to read this sentence, Jessica Ivey has probably already been knocked down to the ground, gotten herself up quickly, and is careening, at top speed, toward the finish line. She isn’t a runner, but her sport requires just as much speed and agility. She isn’t an ice skater, though the skill and grace it takes to wipe the blood from your knees and smile as you keep going is basically the same. Read more

Awesome Woman: Lori Macdonald


In an industry where women have typically held less than two percent of jobs in the world of automotive repair, Lori Macdonald is proof that things are changing. She is no different than her five male colleagues, and is helping customers better understand the way their cars work, rocking her job as service writer and manager of Downtown Automotive in Seattle! Read more

Awesome Woman: J.A. Jance

JA Jance1

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: Jennifer Shea of Trophy Cupcakes

Jennifer Shea Trophy Cupcakes

How many times have you had a dream about doing something cool, gotten super excited about making it happen, then quickly talked yourself out of it?

Maybe you didn’t think you had enough experience or money, maybe you lost your confidence or maybe you thought someone else could do it better.

Perhaps you didn’t follow that dream, and were left wondering what could have happened.

Jennifer Shea, the founder, baker and party-maker of Trophy Cupcakes, was almost one of those people. 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

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