17th Annual Pinewood Derby

Service Unit 245

17th Annual Pinewood Derby

Do your Girl Scouts (grades 4-12) like to build stuff out of wood? Like some problem solving fun? Friendly competition? Like to design objects that go ZOOM?! This is a great activity for a girl and a special adult to work on together over school break and create a car for our SU’s 17th Annual Pinewood Derby on February 10th. It takes at least 6 hours to build a car; more if you are aching to become the next PWD Cool Designer of the Year…..this is what you start with…. Read more

2017 Giving Tree

Giving Tree 2017 Service Unit 245

This year, Troop 40011 is running our service unit’s giving tree. Donations will go to the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS). DVS is a non-profit organization serving Snohomish County since 1976. It is the only program in Snohomish County providing emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to all victims of domestic abuse. Domestic Violence Services provides individual and community awareness programs. Read more

It’s A Mystery, Cedar and Sound Women Retreat

It’s A Mystery

Cedar and Sound Women Retreat

January 19 to 21

Camp Lyle McLeod in Tahuya

 Take time for yourself and make new friends.  Learn new songs (or teach others your favorites), play games or make crafts.  We also eat very well.  Bring a mystery novel to do a book exchange.

We invite all women leaders, assistant leaders and adult volunteers to a weekend retreat at beautiful Camp Lyle McLeod. The camp is located near Belfair, not far from Bremerton. Read more

Volunteer Meeting Agenda


Volunteer Meeting

Monday, November 20, 2017

St. Thomas More

6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood

6:45-8:15 p.m.


If April Showers bring May flowers, what do November showers bring? It’s a Mystery!


Topics for the Volunteer Meeting


  • Still time to sign up for the Women’s Retreat “It’s a Mystery”, January 19th-21st at Camp McLeod www.cedarandsound.com for a flyer
  • Please bring your Cookie Manager’s name, email, and telephone number.
  • Donations for the Giving Tree  will be collected.  Another opportunity for donations will be December 4th at the holdiday dinner. . Donations will be supporting Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. Troop 40011 is sponsoring the
  • Holiday dinner hosted by the SU Team will be December 4th. Leaders, Assistant Leaders, Cookie Managers welcome. Sign up at the meeting. Loads of fun.
  • Spring Encamporee will be at Camp Robbinswold, April 20-22, 2018. Further information concerning deposit and fee submission will be on the agenda.
  • Information concerning GSWW Annual Meeting for those troops interested in participating will be available.
  • Caring and Sharing Patch information
  • Program level break out session
  • Update on status of Event Calendar


The Delegate Election will be at the top of the meeting. The slate of candidates is as follows:


Delegates: Elliott Gustavson, Kyrsten Frost, Jody Davis, Ellen Govan, Vonita Francisco, Linda Otto


Alternate Delegates: Sheena Good, Stephanie Dyck, Kathy Jackson, Chelsea Good, Sandy Case, Linda Wold, Shirley Olsby  

Girl Scout Travel-Via Destinations Program

Girl Scout Travel-via DESTINATIONS program. This is the link to the information that Elyse Hammerly, GSWW Program Manager, shared with us at last night’s SU Leader-Volunteer meeting. Read more

October SU Volunteer Meeting


Volunteer Meeting

October 16, 2017

St. Thomas More

6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood

6:45-8:15 p.m.
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Troop Cookie Manager


A troop cookie manager’s job is to manage the cookie sale for their troop. This includes attending the Service Unit troop cookie manager training, holding a parent meeting, ordering the troops cookies, selecting booth sites, assigning girls to the booth sales, collecting all monies, reordering cookies, balancing out the sale, ordering rewards, and distributing cookie rewards. Read more

Sing High, Sing Low

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Sing High, Sing Low
October 28, 2017
A Song fest from Troops 41921 & 41923
Come sing with us!
Learn new songs, make new friends. Read more

Team Roster

Service Unit 245 – Team Roster – 2017 through 2018 rev. 9/12/18




Service Unit Mgrs. Vonita Francisco su245managers@gmail.com
Service Unit Mgrs. Diane Hobbs su245managers@gmail.com
Comm Camp Co-Director Denise Lewis deerlewis23@gmail.com
Comm Camp Co-Director Jennifer Page jennpage@gmail.com
Community Development Coordinator    
Cookie Director Linda Otto gmlotto@comcast.net
Cookie Transport    
Encamporee Director Linda Otto gmlotto@comcast.net
Event Chair Kathy Jackson sumpspecial@hotmail.com
Facebook Inger Faherty inger225@gmail.com
Fall Product Organizer Leslie Kemberling lkemberling@hotmail.com
Membership/Welcome Chat/C3 Stephanie Dyck bogeygs@comcast.net
PR/YaYa Hikers/Cascade Challenge Ellen Govan govanssea@gmail.com
Scout Recruitment Liason Linda Wold rawold@juno.com
Secretary (Delegate/C3) Sheena Good sheenagood@yahoo.com
Site Sales Organizer    
SUM Helper Chelsea Good chelsea.n.good@gmail.com
SUM Helper Klari Hixenbaugh soccerslaves@outlook.com
SUM Helper Wendy Brown wbrown1108@frontier.com
SUM Helper Sandy Case secase@msn.com
Travel Forms Mary Lundt lundtmj1@comcast.net
Treasurer Kathie Edmondson panda44006@gmail.com
Twilight Camp Director (2018) Linda Otto gmlotto@comcast.net
Web Site Karin Rice chickenlittle4gs@gmail.com
Paid GS Staff – Comm. Development Mgr Amber Ariano aariano@girlscoutsww.org
Paid GS Staff – Troop Program Manager Elyse Hammerly ehammerly@girlscoutsww.org

Girl Scout Volunteer Meeting, 9/18/17, New Location

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Su 245 Volunteer Meeting 

Monday, September 18, 2017 

6:45-8:30 p.m. 

St. Thomas More

6511 176th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037

Welcome to the 2017/1018 Girl Scout Year! Let’s set a new record by achieving 100% attendance! 

For those who are interested, Troop 41002 will be providing child care during the meeting for those volunteers who need this service. Please RSVP to su245managers@gmail.com to assure a spot.  Read more