Robot Competitions with Girl Scouts!

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Did you know Girl Scouts and robots go hand-in-hand? Gardening, picking up trash, and delivering pills are just a few tasks Girl Scout-engineered robots conquered during this year’s First LEGO League (FLL) competition. We provide girls the opportunity to experiment with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) so they can learn about these fields and feel confident they can pursue them in the future. What better way for girls to learn about STEM than by conceptualizing, creating and competing with their very own robots? Read more

Celebrating “Going for the Gold”

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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

Spreading Humanitarianism Through Girl Scouts

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We’re proud of our partnership with the American Red Cross (ARC) and often collaborates in workshops where girls get to work directly with ARC volunteers. This spring, Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 participated in a workshop called It’s Your World – Change It: Exploring International Humanitarian Law at the DuPont Girl Scout Center. The workshop was held on April 21 and focused on international humanitarian law and principles, and their relevance to our daily lives.  Read more

2013 State of the Girl(s) Summit Recap

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On May 4, an uncharacteristically sun-drenched Saturday, Girl Scouts of Western Washington with the Women’s Funding Alliance and many other partners convened the inaugural State of the Girl(s) Summit in DuPont, WA.  More than 75 government, education, health, non-profit, philanthropy and business folks gathered with girls to discuss how we can work together across sectors to improve girls’ quality of life. Together, we took a fresh look at data trends, explored what’s working and discussed ways to work to create change. Read more

Awesome Woman: Jessica Ivey

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In the time it will take most of us to read this sentence, Jessica Ivey has probably already been knocked down to the ground, gotten herself up quickly, and is careening, at top speed, toward the finish line. She isn’t a runner, but her sport requires just as much speed and agility. She isn’t an ice skater, though the skill and grace it takes to wipe the blood from your knees and smile as you keep going is basically the same. Read more

Introducing Power Up!

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In January, several local Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts participated in our very first Power Up Event. Power Up, a bully prevention program developed by Girl Scouts of Colorado, focuses on the kinds of bullying most common to girls: excluding, ignoring, gossiping and drama. Power Up concentrates on encouraging the 85% of girls who are bystanders to bullying to take action to defend targets because doing nothing is not an option!  Read more