Think you know everything about Girl Scout camp? Think again!
To celebrate Girl Scout Camp season—which kicked off on June 22—we’ve collected seven little-known fun facts about Camp Robbinswold, Camp River Ranch and Camp St. Albans. How many of these do you know?
Molly Lebowitz shares her LEGO-tastic journey through the world of engineering—plus, her coolest piece of advice for girls!
Is there really a career where you get to play with LEGOs for a living?
Yes, there is! Molly Lebowitz (an engineering instructor and manager at Play-Well TEKnologies in Kirkland, WA), traded her career as an environmental engineer for an office made of toys.
Madeline Dalton is one determined Girl Scout.
“I’ve known since I was eleven years old that I would do a Gold Award project about food education,” says this high school sophomore.
Madeline’s passion for food was sparked after watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution—a television show where chef Jamie Oliver travels around educating young people about food. Read more
Christine Grubbs says she has two troops: one has five high school girls … the other is full of adult volunteers!
Christine’s secret to success as a Service Unit Manager, Troop Leader, Delegate, Council Connection Committee member, Day Camp Director and every other Girl Scout role she’s rocked (those are just the ones she currently holds), is recognizing the strengths of her volunteers and girls and using those to help them grow in ways they never knew they could.
“You would never tell a girl that you don’t like her, that she doesn’t fit in well with the group. Why would you ever do that to a volunteer? Everyone has their strengths. It’s just a matter of finding out what those strengths are and plugging them in.” Read more
Did you know that more than 12,000 volunteers gave an estimated 250,000+ hours to make Girl Scouts happen in western Washington last year?
From troop meetings and camp outs, to cookie sales and all those tricky logistics (banking, anyone?), our volunteers always give it their all. They wear so many hats—and weather so many storms!—to help Girl Scouts achieve great things.
Girl Scout Katherine Ball talks about trash, her pioneering ocean research, and what it’s like to go for the Gold Award.
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.