Girl Scouts of Western Washington, North Regional eNewsletter

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

North Regional eNewsletter – January 17, 2014

Happy New Year! 

Regional e-news is designed as a communication tool for volunteers and parents in the north region covering Snohomish, Island, Skagit, Whatcom and San Juan counties.  Please share with your Girl Scout families!


Speaking of sharing – we’d love to share your stories and troop activities.  We all love hearing about special moments that make you smile, a badge or project that was a girl hit, plans for a take action project.

 Girl Scouts in Action:

Check out this video production created by Troop 43521 as a part of their work in the Amaze Journey! Is your troop working on a fun badge? Have you finished a cool Take Action project? We’d love to hear about it! Please email Hilarie Ayers at

 We are pleased to share with you a (very sweet) KING 5 News story about one of our troops (and their mentors!) from Snohomish County. You may have heard of Sweetie Pies, a group of girls who used their cookie money to start their own pie-making business five years ago.  What you may not know is that the troop has all graduated, and instead of hanging up their aprons, decided to hand their business down to a younger troop eager to become entrepreneurs

For Your Calendar:

North Office will be closed on the following days: January 20: Martin Luther King Jr Day

February 17: President’s Day and February 19: Staff Training (Store will be open)

February 8:  Girl Scouts of Western Washington Annual Meeting.  Free – register through e-biz at!  Share a day of Girl Scout spirit and networking with leaders and volunteers from across the council. 

February 22:  Girl Scout Thinking Day

February 28-March 16:  Girl Scout Cookie Site Sale

March 12:  Girl Scout’s Birthday

March 9-15: Girl Scout Week

April 22:  Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day


Program Kits & Resources in the North Office:

Now Available: GoldieBlox. Read aloud story that provides interactive engineering project – takes approx. 30 minutes suitable for Daisy – Brownie level troop meetings!  For more information about GoldiBlox, visit their web site at

Journey Kits are a Hit!  Leaders are giving a positive review to the new Journey Kits.  All the supplies you need to work your way through a Girl Scout journey.  A kit is available for each Journey – Daisy through Cadette.

Cookie Rally display kits are available for check out from the North Office. The office kits are samples of the Cookie kits that are available to purchase through the Girl Scout store.


To reserve these kits, please call or email Hilarie Ayers at 360.658.8083 or

Cookie Contests – NEW!!!

·         National Cookie Weekend Contest! For those girls who send a minimum of 10 Cookie Club emails to friends and family, they will be entered to win one of three 16GB 7” Kindle Fire HDs. The Cookie Club emails must be sent between January 24 and February 9. We will be pulling a winner each day of National Cookie Weekend – February 7, 8, & 9. The girls will be notified the day of the drawing that they’ve won.

·         Harlem Globetrotters Pre-Sale Reward! The top 20 girls across GSWW with the highest pre-sale orders between January 24 and February 9, will earn 2 free tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters on Monday February 17 at Key Arena. We will be pulling the numbers after troops have submitted their orders on February 10, and contacting the top pre-sellers on Tuesday February 11.

·         GS Cookie Night at the Thunderbirds – February 16

The Thunderbirds hockey team is helping us kick off Cookie Season by promoting Girl Scouts at their game on Sunday February 16. We want to get the word out and fill the arena with girls in uniform. It’s Mascot night as well, so we’d love to have some girls come out in their Cookie Costumes! GSWW will be giving away over 200 packages of cookies to those in attendance.

Click here for details on how to order tickets: GS Night at the Thunderbirds.


Marysville Girl Scout Store

Business is booming Wednesday’s from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm when the doors open at the mini Girl Scout in the Marysville office.  Terri Hall has returned to the office as our Store Coordinator.  Starter kit supplies are available, including membership pins, Girl Guides, and uniforms. Some items, such as special uniform sizes and adult sportswear, are not stocked in the PopUp store. Please call or email the Bellevue store location at 425.885.6899 or to place a specific or large quantity order. Delivery orders need to be placed one week in advance.


Camp Registration is now open:

If you are new to the camp experience several opportunities are available to visit camp:

Sunday, February 23 and Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4pm “Taste of Camp” at Camp River Ranch in Carnation.

A chance for girls and parents to ask questions, tour camp and sample camp activities.


Staff-led Science Workshops:  For Brownies/Juniors

Complete program descriptions and registration information @  Girls can attend individually with a family member or as a troop activity. Registration closes 3 weeks prior to workshop.


Feb 22, 6pm

BR-Intro to Astronomy

Mill Creek

March 22, 10am

BR-Discover Light

Oak Harbor

March 22, 10am

BR-Intro to Rocketry


March 22, 2pm

JR- Catapults

Oak Harbor

March 22, 2pm

JR-Rocket Adventures


April 10 6pm

JR-Adventures in Slime

Mill Creek

April 24, 6pm

JR-Archaeology Adventures


May 1, 6pm



May 6, 6pm

JR-Crime Scene Investigation

Mill Creek


Just For Daisy Girl Scouts

March 29, 10am:  Fun is in the Air Workshop – Marysville office


Gold Award Workshop

March 23, 1pm @ Marysville office


Need Assistance with Troop Banking?

Our former Troop Banking Coordinator, Raquel Wardlow, has transitioned to a different position within the Council and is now part of the Fund Development Department. Megan McGrath is the new Troop Banking Coordinator and can help you with any questions or needs you have regarding troop banking. Her e-mail is


Yours in Scouting,

Elyse Hammerly

Troop Program Manager

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

1331 State Avenue, Suite A

Marysville, WA  98270

360-658-8083 office

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