Archive for Gold Award

Go Gold: Actions and Oceans

Girl Scout Katherine Ball talks about trash, her pioneering ocean research, and what it’s like to go for the Gold Award.

Courtesy of Dan Bates/The Everett Herald.

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.

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5 Reasons Why the World Needs More Girl Scouts

Happy Birthday

One hundred and two years ago today—on March 12, 1912—the very first Girl Scout Troop was founded by Juliette Gordon Low.

A few months before, she had called a friend and said, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” And she wasn’t kidding.  Read more

Celebrating “Going for the Gold”

Gold Award 2013 group

This year’s Gold Award Ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion was an inspirational gathering of girls from diverse communities around the state (and one Idahoan!). Read more

Girl Scout Uses Jump Roping To Teach Children In Africa

natalie1The first remarkable thing you need to know about Natalie Ramsey is that she is committed. She’s committed to her school, her family, athletics and her community.

The second thing you need to know is she’s busy. If she’s not off at a soccer game or track meet, she’s doing something with her church youth group, tutoring someone in math or is involved in official National Honor Society business.

The third thing is that, no matter how busy she may be, Natalie is, and always has been, a true Girl Scout. Read more

Federal Way Girl Scout Selected As National Young Woman Of Distinction

megan_smallOne girl can change the world!

That’s what we believe at Girl Scouts of Western Washington, and that’s what Federal Way Girl Scout Megan Johnson has clearly illustrated with the life-changing work she has done in her community.

When she was just ten, Megan founded Megan’s Mission, an organization that gives out handmade blankets, hats and socks to area homeless, as well as patients at Shriners Hospital, to remind them they are not forgotten.

The generosity takes a unique turn in that the items are made by male prisoners who have been taught to knit by Megan.  Read more