Girl Scout Canoe Trips

Hello Service Unit 245!!

Fellow Northwesterner here…but I spend my summers working for the GS in northern MN, and I thought you might be interested in our one-of-a-kind wilderness tripping program we offer…multi day canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness!  I guided for 5 years and have directed for 4, after getting my start as a paddler at River Ranch and then Robbinswold!  Please feel free to pass on this info to anyone looking for a travel and wilderness adventure that is safe, inexpensive, and FUN!!

probably have some questions about our program. Know that the Girl Scout
canoe base provides almost everything you would need for a canoe trip,

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GS:Seeking Creative Eco-minded Girl Scouts for Nov.service -Salmon habitat

Hello Girl Scouts!

We have been offered a fabulous opportunity to be part of the design team for an environmental project at Camp River Ranch in partnership with Sound Salmon Solutions (SSS).

Sound Salmon Solutions (SSS ) is a Snohomish County based  non-profit that works in the Stillaguamish, Snohomish and Island County watersheds restoring salmon habitat and educating local communities about salmon recovery.  One of their projects has been in partnership with our Girl Scout Council at our very own, beautiful Camp River Ranch near Carnation along the Tolt River.  SSS has been working on the Tolt River for the last five years, removing non-native plants and replanting the river banks with native trees and shrubs, this helps to provide healthy habitat for fish and other wildlife.   SSS is looking for a troop or individual Girl Scouts (about a dozen) to come together as soon as possible (November-December, 2014) on a quick turnaround creative project. Read more

Girl Scouts of Western Washington Social Media


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See Adult Guide to Learning Opportunities for First Aid/CPR trainings available this fall.

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Then type into search bar the name of the event to get to the flier and registration. The following fall trainings are all offering First Aid as well as many other great learning opportunities.

  • Super Saturday
  • Fall Experience
  • Northern Lights
  • The Big Deal

Girl Scout Pinewood Derby

car   Girl Scout Pinewood Derby

  • Build a model car from a pinewood kit, which includes the body, whflageels, and axles.
  • Start with a 7” x 1.5” block of pinewood, from there you can shape and sandpaper it into a sleek running machine. Then paint it, race it, and win with it!
  • Rules, maps, and kits will be handed out in December at the GS Volunteer Dinner. OR arrange pickup from me directly. Read more

Last Chance Founders Day!!


Cedar & Sound Service Unit 245
Founder’s Day Celebration
hosted by Troop 40500 & 50122

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Volunteer News & Resources


Serving Girls In New Ways

As our communities continue to change, providing access to Girl Scouts for under-served, under-reached girls is a part of our strategic initiatives. This is a big undertaking and it’s challenging us to look at new and different ways of delivering the Girl Scout program. The North Region has some exciting new projects collaborating with schools and other youth serving organizations … Read the rest of Regional Director Judi Sladky’s letter here. Read more

A Few Fun Things!

Here are a few fun things that were forwarded to me that your Troop might like to do!

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Program Aide Training

Program Aide Training

Lynnwood Library

Nov. 16th

1pm to 4pm

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Girl Scouts of Western Washington SU 245 Volunteer Meeting

Girl Scouts of Western Washington 

SU 245 Volunteer Meeting

Monday, October 20, 6:45 p.m. 

Maple Park Church 

17620 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood 

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Free Movie “The Book of Life”

Girl Scouts is being offered 100 free tickets to see “The Book of Life” on October 16th at the AMC Loews Oak Tree 6. This is first come first serve please respond to to reserve your seats. See the trailer below.

Trailer –  Video Clip

Yours in Scouting,
Elyse Hammerly
Troop Program Manager
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
3224 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
360-658-8083 office
Girl Scouts empowers EVERY girl to unleash her potential! Why wait? Start the fun now!