Girl Scouts of Western Washington, North Regional eNewsletter

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

North Regional eNewsletter

Darrington/Oso Disaster Relief:

Thank you to all of the volunteers, staff and members of the community who have contacted us about supporting the Girl Scout families and the communities affected by the tragic mudslide in Oso this weekend. We’ve heard back about more ways to help! The community is coming together to feed 200 displaced people every day. The Girl Scout North Regional Office in Marysville is accepting donations of dry pasta, bottled spaghetti sauce, canned chili and soups, paper products (plates, bowls, napkins and toilet paper) and plastic utensils during regular business hours. For more info on this effort, contact Hilarie Ayers at hayers@girlscoutsww.org or (360) 658-8083. If you prefer to make a financial donation, please consider supporting the Darrington Recreation and Education Foundation, which will be helping the affected families in the aftermath of this tragedy, through the Coastal Community Bank.

It’s no joke, membership renewal begins April 1st!

This year we will be rolling out a new incentive program that will reward troops and Service Units for renewing members prior to the early registration deadline in June. Free weekends at camp, STEM workshops, staff sponsored volunteer BBQs and more are among the awesome incentives we are lining up! Every troop and IRM that completes early renewal will also be receiving a patch for each member in addition to monetary cookie sale incentives you’ve received in the past! More information coming soon!

Community Events:

 

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! The clinic now begins at 4:00, instead of 4:30. 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 jennifertd@GirlScoutsWW.org

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 gsafterdark@girlscoutsww.org

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 gs42048@gmail.com

Everett Comcast Event Center: 5/2-5/4: Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend: 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  kpinkerton@comcastarenaeverett.com or visit ComcastArenaEverett.com/promo 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 ohgirlscouts@frontier.com

Everett: 7/18-7/19: AquaSox Girl Scout Overnight: Camp out under the stars on the Everett AquaSox baseball field with other local troops as part of the AquaSox annual Girl Scout Night! Event includes tickets to the game, a hot dog dinner, a light breakfast, and a patch. For more information, contact Katie Crawford at katiec@aquasox.com or 425.258.3676

 

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 wendycrandall@gmail.com 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 hayers@girlscoutsww.org 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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