Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
March 2012
100th Anniversary Activities
Most articles in this newsletter include a bonus 100th Anniversary activity suggestion to help you celebrate. See a full list of suggestions at!
Important Reminder
All event registrations close when capacity is reached or two weeks prior to the event, whichever comes first, unless otherwise stated. No late registrations will be accepted at any time. This is to provide staff and program partners enough time to prepare for the event.
Join the Friendship Circle Online
On March 10, 2012 we'll be attempting the Northwest's Largest Friendship Circle in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland! Help us make this Friendship Circle even BIGGER by participating through Facebook! Visit at 12:12 p.m. on March 10 and "share" our special post to be counted digitally!
Upcoming Events

Here are some exciting events happening in March! Details and additional events are available in the Program Guide and also listed in Personify. Sign up today! 


Portland Metro

Challenge Course Adventure!

April 21, 2012

(Reg. closes April 7)


Gorge/Eastern Oregon

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

April 21, 2012

(Reg. closes April 7)


North Valley

Earth is Our Home

April 21, 2012

(Reg. closes April 7)



Rogue Rock Climbing

April 21, 2012

(Reg. closes April 7) 

Event Evaluation Survey Winner

Help Girl Scouts OSW succeed in offering a variety of meaningful and exciting events in your area! After attending a council-sponsored event you will receive an email with a link to an Event Evaluation survey. Complete the survey and be entered for a chance to win a journey book of your choice from the GSOSW store! One girl will be chosen each month. This month's winner is Candice from Girl Scout Troop 10084! 


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #23

Recruit 100 blood donors.

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Doodle 4 Google

Doodle4GoogleExciting news! All Girl Scouts have the opportunity to participate in Doodle 4 Google, a contest where students in the United States are invited to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google's homepage logo for millions to see. This year, students are asked to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." One lucky student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage and take home some cool prizes - and as a special bonus, the winning artwork will appear on a limited edition of Crayola's iconic 64 box!


The Doodle 4 Google competition is now open to all K-12 students in U.S. schools (including homeschoolers). Parents, teachers, or after school programs may submit doodles on behalf of their child or student as long as they are accompanied by a completed and signed entry form. Completed entry forms must be received by March 23rd and can be found here for download or regular mail.


We encourage all Girl Scouts to get creative and apply for Doodle 4 Google right away! There are exciting prizes, including the opportunity to win a $30,000 college scholarship, and much more!


Girl Scouts of the USA is encouraging councils to submit troop videos of girls engaged in Doodle 4 Google. In order to maintain consistency, all videos need to be shot on an iPhone. Submit videos to Sarah Miller at


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #48

Create a TV commercial to promote and encourage people to join Girl Scouts and perform it for an audience.

Join Us for the Annual Meeting!

We are pleased to announce that the council's annual meeting will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Portland State University in Portland. Satellite sites will be held in in Bend, Hermiston, Eugene, Klamath Falls and Medford. Please note these locations are subject to change.


The tentative schedule will offer learning opportunities for girl and adult members beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by the annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Note: You don't have to be a delegate to attend!


As more details are confirmed about the annual meeting, we will be sure to share them with you. For now, mark the date on your calendar and plan to join other members for a celebration of our council!


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #26
Meet with long-time Girl Scouts and ask them what it was like to be a Girl Scout when they were a girl.
Day Camp 2012

Join us this summer at one of our 25+ magical and adventure-filled day camps throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. From first time campers to older girls looking for leadership opportunities, there is something for every girl. Day Camp is all about fun activities ranging from under water exploration to learning about outer space; girls will make lots of new friends too!


Help spread the magic!

All of our camps are 100% volunteer-run. As a volunteer your girls will receive priority placement and you may even receive a discount for volunteering (benefit varies by camp). There is also a unit just for volunteer's preschool aged children and boys. With your support we can do great things for girls!


Click on the image below to watch a video about the benefits of volunteering:

Benefits of Volunteering

Camp registration varies based on the camp but many open early March. For more information visit our day camp Web page.


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #62

Visit places of interest within 100 miles of your home.

Resident Camp Tiered Pricing

Horse_ProgramsThinking about resident camp but concerned about the cost? Tiered pricing, cookie credits and financial assistance can help with the cost of resident camp!


Tiered pricing is our way of keeping costs low for families who need a lower price due to income restrictions or the cost of sending multiple campers to camp, while also being clear about the actual cost of camp for families that can afford full price. Families select the tier that works for them, no questions asked.


When registering via paper form, simply write in the appropriate session cost for the tier you are selecting on the registration form. If registering online, the system will automatically default to tier one and a payment form will be sent to you via email. When you receive the payment form, you can change your tier selection to meet your needs.


As cookie sales are underway, remember cookie credit is a great way to help pay for camp. The cookie sale allows a girl to set goals and help finance the camp experience she picks out for the summer. This can provide a great sense of accomplishment for girls to be a part of the whole experience of camp, from selecting a program, to helping with the cost. Girls will fully appreciate the experience having been a part of the whole process.


Financial assistance is still available for families for whom tier 3 is still out of reach. To apply, complete a paper financial assistance form which can be found in the brochure or online.


We want every girl who wants to attend camp to have the opportunity. If you have any questions about pricing for camp or financial assistance please contact Marissa Bennett, Resident Camp Outdoor Program Manager at or 503-977-6881.


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #33

Sing 100 Girl Scout songs. 
Event Highlight

100th Celebration at the Rogue Valley Mall!

March 17, 2012; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an unforgettable celebration for Girl Scouts 100th anniversary at the Rogue Valley Mall!  Bring all your friends for fun activities, Girl Scout booths and a fashion show of historic uniforms, modeled by local Girl Scouts!  No sign up necessary.



For information about other 100th anniversary events, including the 100th Anniversary Kickoff on march 10 in Pioneer Courthouse Square (FREE!), visit


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #1

Plan your own event or attend one of many celebratory events being planned by sister Girl Scouts, staff and volunteers.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character,
who make the world a better place.