Girl Scouts of Western Washington, North Regional eNewsletter

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

 North Regional eNewsletter

Girl Scouts Gold Award:

Call for applications! We’re looking for Girl Scouts with a passion for Take Action and leadership. We’re forming a committee that will review and support Gold Award proposals and final reports. Members of the brand new Highest Awards Review Committee will play an integral role in supporting teens throughout Girl Scouts of Western Washington while they pursue the most prestigious award in Girl Scouts. This is a great chance to give back and let your own leadership skills shine.

Who: Senior, Ambassador and adult Girl Scouts (not required to be Gold Award recipients)

What: Specific details about the volunteer position can be found here

Where: Individuals from all regions of the council

When: Application deadline – May 1, If selected, committee members will begin in August 2014

How: Please review the position description and complete the application by May 1. Additional details can be found on the Highest Awards section of our website.

Questions? Contact Julia Ricciardi, Program Manager for Highest Awards,

American Flag Retirement:

The North Office has a limited number of donated American flags that need to be retired. If your troop or Service Unit is interested in using one of these flags in a flag retirement ceremony, please contact Hilarie Ayers at If you have or know someone who has a flag that needs to be retired, Hilarie will collect those as well.

Dez the Spider Story Tree:

Are you a Brownie or Junior troop? Is your troop working on a Journey or a Girl Scout way badge? Troop 44122 would like to have your assistance in earning their Girl Scout Way badge by participating in a Dez the Spider story tree. Please email for more information.

Event Report: Sleepless at the Mall:

On February 15, 117 girls and leaders spent the night at Cascade Mall in Burlington. Sleepless at the Mall event is for girls in grades 6 and above. This year’s theme was FanGirls! The girl planning team came up with many activities linked to things we are fans of … Hunger Games, Dr Who, Harry Potter, boy bands, even Disney Princesses. The big hit of the night was Minecraft … who knew building a fort out of a bunch of empty boxes and knocking it down again and again and again would be so much fun! As always, there were crafts to do throughout the night and lots of food to keep our energy up. New this year was a scrapbooking corner to keep adults, and a few girls, occupied. About 30 girls and a handful of adults stayed up all night. A few adults were a little too cheerful when it came time to wake everyone up at 7 am! We had so much fun; we hope you can join us next year!

Community Events:

Sumas/Northern Property: 3/15/14: Work Party: Please come and help maintain the camp. This is also a good time to check out the camp for troop camping and community camp location. We will be planting baby trees, removing scotch broom, clean up tree trimmings, sanding tables and other camp needs. Bring your lunch and water. Dress for the weather. Please contact Leah Faber at

Marysville: 3/22/14 Brownie Introduction to Rocketry and Junior Rocket Adventures. Register by March 2.

Oak Harbor: 3/22/14: Brownie Discover Light and Junior Catapult. Register by March 2.

Marysville: 3/26/14: Zumba! Enjoy a class taught by one of the area’s leading Zumba instructors. Have some fun, and keep that New Years resolution of being more active and getting in shape for 2014! Hosted by Troop 42050. For more details, contact

Camp Robbinswold: 3/28-3/30/14: Outdoor Learning Weekend: This adults-only weekend allows you to choose ONE workshop in addition to enjoying the fun and camaraderie of camp life at one of our most beautiful camps located on the shores of Hood Canal. All workshops last the entire weekend from Friday evening (workshops begin at 4pm for Quantity Cooks and 6:30pm for all others) through Sunday early afternoon. Fee includes lodging, meals, and workshop materials. Financial Assistance is available.

Monroe: 3/29/14: Scout Night at Evergreen Speedway: All Girl Scouts and leaders get in free when wearing uniform. Demo derby, Mr. Dizzy stunt, fireworks, train race, stingers, hornets & V8 extreme. For more details, contact

Everett Comcast Event Center: 4/5/14: Roller Derby Girl Scout Clinic Participate in a special Girl Scout Roller Derby clinic, stay for the bout, and earn a patch! Special tickets are available for $8 and must be ordered by 3/31/14. Call Kelly at 425.322.2629 to order or for more information.

Camp River Ranch:4/5/14: Skillettes– Scout Skills Mania: Enjoy the day learning and challenging your knowledge of outdoor skills as your troop is taught about Leave No Trace ethics, knots and lashing, basic first aid, knife safety and how to prepare for a camping trip, all while developing and improving your teambuilding skills. Volunteers are also needed. Please contact Jennifer Dickson at

Seattle: 4/5-4/6/14: Girl Scouts After Dark: Join us on an adventure exploring life after dark and earn the Cadette \”Night Owl\” badge. Cadette Girl Scouts are invited to participate in this exciting career exploration opportunity. The night’s itinerary will be a unique, one-of-a-kind experience! Cadette Girl Scouts may tour a hospital, visit a radio station, stop by a bakery, tour a fire station, and much more! For more information, please contact

Lynnwood: 4/26/14: Cosmic Bowling: Enjoy an afternoon of bowling and face painting. This event includes a patch. Hosted by Troop 42048. For more information, please contact

Everett: Discount tickets are available for Girl Scouts for Sesame Street Live shows on May 2, May 3, and May 4. Contact Kelly at 425.322.2629 or visit and use password \”GSGROUPC\”. Orders must be placed by 4/24/14.

Oak Harbor: 6/23-6/27/14: Whidbey Day Camp Join your \”Sisters Around the World\” at Whidbey Girl Scouts Day Camp! Our volunteer-run, outdoor skills scouting program offers girls entering grades 1-6th a week fun! Join us rain or shine every day at Fort Casey State Park for silly songs, outdoor cooking, camp skills, games, crafts, swimming and more. Volunteers make camp happen! Discounts are available for children of full-time volunteers. For more information, please contact

Northern Property: 9/19-9/21/14: Mix It Up: Mix It Up is an international weekend camping event hosted in alternate years by Whatcom County Girl Scouts and Girl Guides – British Columbia. This fall, Mix It Up will be at the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Northern Property and the theme is \”Games Through the Years\”. Participation is open to Girl Scout Juniors, Girl Scout Cadettes, as well as Canadian Guides and Pathfinders. (Older Girl Scouts and Guides may participate as volunteers).Contact for more details.

Have an event that you’d like to share? Have an exciting success story from your Troop or Service Unit? Please email with \”North Newsletter\” in the subject line. If you would like your event’s flier posted in the North Regional office, please include it as a Word document or PDF.

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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