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

This Awesome Woman Dreams Big – On and Off the Yoga Mat!

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Most of us think a dream takes years, maybe even a lifetime, before it becomes real. We assume we have to put careful thought, planning and effort into getting something off the ground. Though that is certainly the case for some dreams (like becoming an astronaut!), sometimes, all it takes is a single conversation to get you started. For Anne Phyfe Palmer, owner and education director of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, that’s exactly what happened. Read more

A Glimpse Into Summer Camp: St. Albans

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Summer camp is a great place to escape reality for a week, make new friends and seize opportunities to experience new things. Did you know summer camp is also a place with the potential to change lives?

Girls come to camp every summer expecting a week of outdoor fun. They come for the boating, the archery and even the horses. But when they leave, girls realize there’s so much more at summer camp! Read more

Awesome Woman: Genny Arredondo

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Did you know sea cucumbers can take their guts and spit them outside their bodies as a form of protection? Or that starfish (also known as sea stars) actually push their stomachs through a tiny hole, outside their bodies, in order to eat, and then pull them back in when they’re done? Talk about going OUT to eat! Read more

A Vegan Take On Girl Scout Cookies

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It takes courage for a 9-year-old to come up with an idea and then do what it takes to make it happen. That’s just what Anzia from Troop 41486 on Mercer Island did when she had a great idea, fulfilling the Girl Scout mission every step of the way. Anzia and her family follow a vegan diet and lifestyle, which means they don’t eat any animal products or by-products. Since Girl Scouts of Western Washington doesn’t currently offer a vegan Girl Scout Cookie, Anzia decided to have her own vegan cookie and baked goods sale. Read more

Awesome Woman: Kim Torres

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Can you take me to Mt. Rainier today?

That’s not the kind of question most people get asked on a daily basis, but it is for Kim Torres, who often spends her days taking people to mountains!

Kim is a pilot for PAVCO Flight Center in Gig Harbor, WA, and spends about 30 percent of her time on charter flights, which means people need to go to a specific place, and they hire her to fly them there. Read more