Archive for Outreach

Making Sure ALL Girls Can Have Life-Changing Experiences

AnnualReport2015.fixedAt Girl Scouts of Western Washington, we want EVERY girl to have the chance to be a part of all the life-changing experiences that Girl Scouts has to offer.

But for some families, the cost of membership fees, troop dues and uniforms is more than they can pay. Others aren’t able to provide transportation to get their girls to troop meetings. For many girls, going to overnight camp is just a dream that their family could never afford.

Through our staff-led and financial assistance programs, we make sure that a family’s income never prevents a girl from fully participating in the many exciting activities and experiences that Girl Scouts makes possible. Read more

Sleepover Fun With Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

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We love sleepovers! Staying up late, doing silly things, telling stories, eating junk food… it’s always so much fun! A few weeks ago we held a special sleepover as part of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program at Mission Creek Correction Center for WomenRead more

Daughters With Dads In Prison Connect Through Girl Scouts

GSBB2For a lot of girls, it’s kind of a drag to eat lunch with your dad. Especially when you could be outside playing, hanging out with friends or listening to music in your room. You know dad is around if you need him, so when would the simple act of eating a sandwich with him ever be something to celebrate?

For girls with fathers in prison, just being able to smile at your dad is something to celebrate.

It is, however, something most girls with incarcerated fathers don’t have the luxury of experiencing on a regular basis. Read more

A Brand New Girl Scout Song!

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Have you dreamed about being a successful singer? How about a music video director? Many girls (and boys!) dream about being a star, but don’t know what it means to have a job in the music business. Troop #48544 from Tacoma recently talked about career exploration, and how you choose a career. Read more

Girl Art: “Why I Love Nature”

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As winter creeps towards us, suddenly all the nature around us seems a little more grey, brown and muted. Luckily, in our Seattle office we’re currently hosting an art exhibit from Snohomish Troop 48450 entitled “Why I Love Nature”. We thought we’d share their art with you, so you don’t have to come all the way to our office to see it! Read more

Quilting to say “thank you”

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Taking Action with Gratitude and Inspiration

Often we forget to stop and thank the people who matter to us, who support us during trying times and who celebrate our successes with us. For their annual Take Action project, the girls in Outreach troop #48440 from the Family Education and Support Services Center in Olympia came up with a clever and beautiful idea. Read more