Girl Scouts of Western Washington, North Regional eNewsletter

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

North Regional eNewsletter


North Regional Office Holiday Closures:

The North Office will be closed on the following days:

November 28-29

December 11: Closed from 12-5

December 21- January 2

The North Office pop-up store will be closed on Wednesday nights from 11/27 until 1/15/14.

Green Friday:

Green Friday is back! Mark your calendars now for December 6!   Our Bellevue, Bremerton, DuPont and Marysville stores will all be open 11-6pm. Holiday savings of 25% off everything in our stores plus Free Shipping.  Free gift wrapping is available for in store purchases. Visit our Pinterest page for gift ideas:

Inclement Weather Closures:  

The north region is often the center of the convergence zone which means on some days it can be sunny in one corner of our region and a winter blast in another.  Our Marysville office covers 5 counties and our staff lives throughout the region. We may close the office or have limited staff when weather affects the safety of travel to the office.

Our phone system is now connected to our laptop computers so we are accessible by phone or email if power is available for an internet connection.  We will make every attempt to plan in advance and make calls or email to reschedule meetings or events due to weather. Please contact us at (360)658-8083 with questions.

NEW Resources Available:

Want to start a Journey but not sure how? Your North Regional office now has Journey kits available for you to check out! Kits are available for all three Journeys and from Daisy through Cadette. Kits can be checked out for 10 weeks with a $30.00 deposit. Each kit includes supplies for the activities, the adult and girl book, and a reference sheet for each age level. Can’t make it to the office? Please contact Hilarie Ayers at We can either get the kit to you or send you the supply list.

Additionally, we now have Spanish language Journeys and Girl Guides available. Please email Hilarie for a complete list of available titles.

DEADLINE EXTENDED:  2015 Travel Opportunities

Spend two weeks exploring the Swiss landscape or trek Machu Picchu’s Incan ruins in the summer of 2015! Working together, girls and Trip Advisors will begin meeting in May 2014 to plan their travel adventure, and earn money to offset trip costs.  You get to decide where you go, and what you do as you explore the world around you!  Applications are due December 9. Learn more on our website: (go to the “Upcoming Trips” section). Questions? Email

Community Events:



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Through December 13, 2013

Undie 500

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is sponsoring a supply drive for an amazing organization – YouthCare.  One of their biggest needs right now is underwear for teens and young adults. At an upcoming GSBB troop meeting, girls will package the underwear, add personalized notes, and learn about advocacy and the work that YouthCare does.

All Ages




Zoolights Light collection

Attend Girl Scout Night at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium’s Zoolights on Monday, December 9th! Girl Scouts will receive discounted admission at $7.00 per person. Tickets purchased at the time of event. And, don’t forget to donate your broken and unused holiday lights at one of our Girl Scout Regional Offices! Recycled lights help fund PDZA’s zoo conservation fund.

All Ages



Through March 2014

Magazine Recycling

Please help us collect used magazines, especially fashion magazines, for an upcoming Journeys retreat.

All Ages


Mount Vernon


Cascade Challenge

A primitive outdoor camping competition weekend for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassador  Girl Scouts. Challenge events include: Advanced Fire, Knots/Shelters, Dinner, Team Dynamics, First Aid, & Campsite. This annual event is sponsored by SU245.

Cad, Sr, Am




Bridging the Narrows

Come join the fun and celebrate Bridging up to your next level of Girl Scouts on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge!

All Ages


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


Join Girl Scouts today! Join a troop, take science workshops, work on a service project… you might be surprised at the things you can do! All girls and volunteers are welcome whether they’re a life-long or brand new Girl Scout. Grab your friends and join in on the fun!  Already a Girl Scout? Consider participating in the Fall Product Sale!

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