Archive for Take Action

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

Taking Action in Washington D.C.

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Ever wondered how Girl Scout troops figure out how to combine a trip with a service project? Last summer Troop #52148 from Everett traveled to Washington D.C. to learn more about our nation’s capital and to volunteer at the National Congressional Cemetery, as well as making and handing out “Homeless Helpers” (kits that contain instant noodle soup and oatmeal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, granola bars and a pair of socks). 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

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

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

A Sweet Success for Girl Scout Troop 40392!

sweetiepiesWhen most people think of sweet treats offered by Girl Scouts, they think of cookies. And though cookies are certainly an integral part of the unique programming Girl Scouts offers, it’s not the only sweet part of this organization.

Supporting and recognizing girls in their efforts to take an idea and see it to fruition is an important part of the Girl Scout experience. Helping girls develop the courage and confidence needed to reach their full potential is part of the Girl Scout mission! Whether through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, a destinations trip, the Gold Award or community service, girls learn how to expand their horizons by trying new things.

Making pies is just one of those ways.

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