Celebrating Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
Next year is the 25th anniversary of Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB)! This important program helps Girl Scouts build and maintain bonds with justice-involved loved ones, who get the opportunity to see themselves not as incarcerated individuals but as troop leaders having a positive influence on the youth in their life. Join us in celebration starting winter 2024, and in the meantime, hear from participant Jenny about her experiences in GSBB with her daughter, Shelby. “I would like to give you an update on mine and my daughter’s life over the last 4.5 years since leaving WCCW/Mi ..read more
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CEO Corner: Finding Community with Girl Scouts
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
Dear friends,   Happy summer! With school done for the season, Girl Scouts are out and about traveling, camping, exploring the outdoors, and connecting with their communities. I’m excited to welcome the many new members who took advantage of our extended year registration program to start Girl Scouting this summer. As the premiere leadership organization for girls and gender-expansive youth, Girl Scouts offers important safe spaces to grow, thrive, and belong. I’m particularly proud of our programs that create affirming spaces for our members of marginalized identities and opport ..read more
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Soaring High with Girl Scout Discovery Flights
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
Check out a behind the scenes recounting of one of our signature aviation programs, Girl Scout discovery flights! Girl Scouts’ history of aviation goes all the way back to 1913 when the Flyer badge was introduced just one year after founding the organization. The Wing Scout program was developed in 1941 for Senior Girl Scouts who were interested in flying and aviation and wanted to serve their country or pursue a career in aviation. Like our current WING Girl Scout Squadron (WINGGSS), the original Wing Girl Scouts designed their own uniforms. Girl Scouts of Western Washington started offeri ..read more
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More Than 100 Years Later, Girl Scouts Still Leading, More Relevant Than Ever
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
Hear from Girl Scouts of Western Washington CEO, Andrea Anderson, on the importance of Girl Scout camp in a recent article published by ParentMap. Learn More It’s not too late to register for Girl Scout overnight camp this summer! Or to apply for a seasonal camp staff position and spend your summer living at one of our beautiful camp properties and instilling lifelong skills in the next generation of leaders. Register for Overnight Camp Work at Girl Scout Camp Join Girl Scouts The post More Than 100 Years Later, Girl Scouts Still Leading, More Relevant Than Ever first appeared on Gi ..read more
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Girl Scouts Reach New Heights Through Aviation Programs
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
Girl Scouts of Western Washington aviation and aerospace programming is soaring! Starting as young as kindergarten, Girl Scouts can start their aviation journey with programs like Bubbles and Bernoulli and the Go Fly a Kite badge, which teaches Newton’s Law of Motion through fun, hands-on activities. As Girl Scouts grow older, their aviation opportunities grow alongside them, with special opportunities made possible by key partners like Boeing.  “The Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s aviation program supports youth across Washington and the U.S. They have a long history of inspiri ..read more
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How One Girl Scout Troop Changed King County Law
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
When Junior Girl Scout Troop 41653 learned that law enforcement uniforms were only available in men’s sizes, they felt compelled to make change. During the next year and half, they researched, met with county officials, and fought to bring attention to this issue. In January 2023, the King County Council passed an ordinance requiring that the county provide uniforms for people of every gender identity and expression for all 16,000 King County employees who wear uniforms.   Troop Leader Tiffany, Assistant Troop Leader Carinne, and Girl Scouts Richa, Ashley, Ania, Ellie, Janie, Xin ..read more
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Travel, Teaching, and Top Cookie Selling with Older Girl Scout Tierney
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
You may have seen Tierney on this year’s Girl Scout Cookie spotlight on New Day Northwest. In addition to her compelling cookie pitches and impressive amount of badges, Tierney shared with us her experiences in Girl Scouting from third to eleventh grade, including leadership, travel, service, and Girl Scout friendships. Younger Girl Scouts often get more media recognition, but the opportunities and achievements possible only grow as you get older! Why Girl Scouts? I joined Girl Scouts in third grade. At the time, I lived in a small town in Oregon and there were not many people my own age ..read more
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My First Year at Girl Scout Camp
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
In 2022, Girl Scout Lara (they/them) went to overnight camp for the first time, thanks to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington financial assistance program sustained by our wonderful donors! Lara and their mother, Veronica (she/her), shared about their experiences with Girl Scout camp, including financial assistance, making fairy houses and new friends, testing their limits by boating and sleeping under the stars, and learning from older Girl Scout role models. Veronica: We came from Texas, and a year later we started a Girl Scout troop. Two years later, and my child is off t ..read more
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CEO Corner: Thank You for Supporting Local Girl Scouts
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
Hey, Girl Scouts! I am so honored and humbled to be at Girl Scouts of Western Washington. This month marks my one-year anniversary at this remarkable organization. In that time, I have learned so much about the transformative experience we provide for the young people we are so lucky to serve. Our work could not be possible without the outpouring of generosity from all our donors, the tireless dedication of our volunteers, the unwavering commitment of the staff and board, and finally the spirit, creativity, leadership, resilience, and absolute brilliance of the young people themselves. Over ..read more
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Marie Lamfrom Grit Award
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by Girl Scouts of Western Washington
1y ago
The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation generously donated $26,000 to Girl Scouts of Western Washington in honor of Girl Scout volunteer Alison Woods. The foundation recognized Alison with Marie Lamfrom Grit Award for her outstanding volunteer work with the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program, through which Girl Scout youth build and maintain bonds with their justice-involved loved ones. Read more about the Marie Lamfrom Grit Award and Alison’s important contributions on the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation website. Read More Join Girl Scouts Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Donate to Girl S ..read more
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