When you turn on your TV to watch the weather, it usually appears as though the people you’re watching could give their reports with their eyes closed. They’re confident, funny,
Have you ever heard of an encamporee? They’re a way for girls in troops to get to camp year-round! You might have heard about, or even have gone to one of our day camps or one of our summer camps, but our camp locations are actually used all year. Encamporees are organized by our wonderful volunteers, who are in charge of our Service Units. (Service Units, or SUs, are made up of many troops from a single area.) When a SU wants to organize an encamporee, they get all of the troops who want to go, and they decide on a one-day or one-weekend time that will work. Read more
Where Did Brownies Get Their Name?
Have you ever wondered how Brownies got their name? One of our staffers reminded us about a story she’d heard as a little girl as part of her investiture ceremony when she joined her Brownie troop. This made us curious what else we could find out, and we wanted to share with you! Read more
When people think about getting a pet, oftentimes they visit animal shelters to find pets that need homes. Have you ever visited a shelter, or do you have a pet at home from the shelter? For a lot of people, their pets are part of their family and shelter pets are no exception! With their love of animals in mind, two local Girl Scouts decided they wanted to work with an animal shelter for their Silver Award project. Read more
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
You might have noticed that our blog’s been a little quiet lately, and if you’ve visited in the past month you’ll have seen that things look pretty different! We’re happy to share that we’ve made some upgrades and changes to our blog. Don’t worry, we’ll still be bringing you stories about our girls and volunteers from across the region! Over the next couple weeks we’ll bring you stories about a girl art show, a service project with an animal shelter, an inspiring girl athlete, a fun story about how Brownies got their name and more!
Hopefully you like the new design, and it’ll be easier for you to find older blog posts, search for posts and find links to our social media channels. We promise we’ll continue to tweak and improve this blog so our readers get the best experience possible. Have feedback or a suggestion you want to share? Email our Interactive Marketing Manager, Lily; she’d love to hear from you!
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