Though countless girls and women regularly express just how profoundly they were impacted by the Girl Scout program, the friends they made, the leaders they had, the camps they attended
How many times have you had a dream about doing something cool, gotten super excited about making it happen, then quickly talked yourself out of it?
Maybe you didn’t think you had enough experience or money, maybe you lost your confidence or maybe you thought someone else could do it better.
Perhaps you didn’t follow that dream, and were left wondering what could have happened.
Girl Scouts are always ready to give others a hand, even during an emergency! During emergencies, they have to act using the skills they’ve learned from their first aid training. Recently, the courage and quick thinking of a Chimacum Girl Scout, Amelia Foster, saved her four year old sister from choking on candy, by using the skills from her American Red Cross training! Read more
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