Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

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Spring 2012

2012 Celebration Concert

R U Going 2 B There??? 

 

Where?

 

Albany - August 11?

 

I wouldn't miss it!!

 

The 2012
Celebration Concert is going to be a blast! We will have performances by Savannah Outen, Coco Jones and Greyson Chance! Every girl who sold at least 1 box of cookies will be receiving a certificate to go online and claim her wristband for the priority "cookie seller" section for her and one adult. The event is open to anyone, but only cookie sellers get to sit in the cookie seller section to acknowledge your hard work. Don't wait! You have to claim your cerficate by June 15 or miss out on priority seating. Watch for information with all of your cookie prizes.

Be an eNews Journalist!

The Low Down is just for girls and now it can be by girls too! Write an article about your experience as a Girl Scout, a take action project, travel, Girl Scout Silver or Gold award project and submit it for the Summer 2012 edition. 

 

Articles may be edited due to size, content, grammar or spelling. No more than 200 words per article.  Submitting an article will not guarantee publication.  Articles are due before June 30, 2012. Please send your finalized article to Jennifer Akins at jakins@girlscoutsosw.org.

Seattle by Storm!

May 1 Deadline!

 

Ride the train to Seattle and spend 4 nights, 5 days exploring the city. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch at the Space Needle. Go to Pike Place Market, play at Gameworks, visit the Woodland Park Zoo and much, much more! If you have any questions about this fantastic trip, email Jan Thompson. Cookie credits and the $300 camp/travel credit can be used to go on this trip! Sign up now at through Personify at girlscoutsosw.org.

 

June 23 - June 27, 2012

For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

$500 per girl

$350 per adult

(adults us take chaperone training).

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Roundup Deadline is May 1!

Roundups are a time-honored Girl Scout tradition, a time for older girls to celebrate everything wonderful about being a Girl Scout! Girls, often from all over the world, gather to meet new friends, experience outdoor activities, evening entertainment, and practice all of the skills and traditions that make Girl Scouting great!

 

This year, in honor of 100 years of Girl Scouting, GSOSW is hosting the Northwest Centennial Roundup in Sweet Home, Oregon. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we want you to be a part of it! Daily activities will include rock climbing, swimming, sports, jewelry making, canoeing, gold mining, building houses with Habitat for Humanity, a trip to GSOSW's 100th Anniversary celebration in Albany - there will be 80 different activity options in total!

 

The cost for this seven day adventure is estimated at $175 per girl. Visit girlscoutsosw.org for additional details and registration information. Registration is only open until May 1, so sign up today! Contact anniversary@girlscoutsosw.org with questions.

Be a Program Aide!

Any Girl Scout Cadette, Senior or Ambassador can take Program Aide training to learn to work with a troop or camp unit of younger girls under the supervision of an adult volunteer or staff member.  This training is great for girls wanting to: 

  • Volunteer at day camp
  • Help with service unit events
  • Support a younger troop
  • Help with council programs

This leadership workshop will train girls in the responsibility of leadership, Girl Scout basics, growth and development, dealing with groups of girls and more. Trainings will be held in multiple locations across the council this spring - for dates, locations or to register, Learn more today

What Can Cookie Credits Do for You?

Cookie credits will be in your hands very soon!  Now is a great time to start planning how to use them. You can do many things with your cookie card besides go shopping in one of our council stores. Cookie credits can be used to pay for Day Camp, service unit events, or council events.  How about putting your credits toward one of our resident camps or council-sponsored trips? Is your troop thinking about taking a trip? Cookie credits can also be used towards that trip - contact your council product sales staff for more information.

 

The 750 Water Park trip is scheduled for the weekend of June 9 at Evergreen Aviation Museum and Wings and Waves Water Park. If you will be choosing that item, you will recieve more information in early May.

 

If you choose the Troop Beverly Hills Package you will be recieveing a certificate that will include a list of hotels you may choose from for your gift card.

Check Out a Few of Our Summer Outdoor Adventures!

It's time to start planning your summer outdoor adventures and you will find them happening all throughout our council. Here are just a few ideas to choose from and remember that you can use your hard earned cookie credits to pay for these programs and more! To register and learn more go to girlscoutsosw.org.

   

Camping by the Sea

Spend some fantastic time with your troop camping at one of the most beautiful campgrounds on the Oregon Coast in Coos Bay. All program levels are invited to experience clamming and tide pooling or just have fun playing on the beach. Cost includes campsite, activities and a fun beach themed patch. Campsites are limited so register early to ensure your place. Registration closes July 4, 2012.

  • July 18-20, 2012
  • $15 per girl/adult
  • All program levels

Girls in the Woods

Get ready to have one of your greatest outdoor experiences ever at Fish Lake in the Willamette National Forest. There are two options available. Both groups will enjoy five days of camping, hiking, GPS, wildlife surveys and tracking all led by the Forest Service. On the second day, eight girls will head out for a two night wilderness experience, with outdoor activities continuing for both groups. Register today as only eight girls are selected for the wilderness experience and it fills fast. Registration closes July 16, 2012.

  • July 30 - August 3, 2012
  • $100 per girl
  • Girl Scout Juniors entering grade 5-8 

Raft the Rogue 

Spend the whole day on the beautiful Rogue River and experience the thrill of white water rafting! This guided trip is excellent for rafters with any level of experience, as it starts mellow, with exciting rapids progressing for seven miles. In between rapids, you see a variety of wildlife and waterfowl. This is an adventure you don't want to miss!  Plan a trip with your troop and spend a few days enjoying southern Oregon! Registration closes August 8, 2012.

  • August 22, 2012
  • $105 per person
  • Girl Scout Cadettes - Ambassadors               
Program Guide Art Contest!

Are you a fantastic artist? Have your art featured on the cover of the 2012-2013 Fall-Winter Program Guide!


To be considered for use, artwork must feature the words "Girl Scouts," arrive with a signed Photo/Artwork Release, and be received by email to rhubbard@girlscoutsosw.org by May 25, 2012. Special consideration will be given to artwork featuring our anniversary theme "Girl Scouts in Action: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."


The Girl Scout whose artwork is selected will receive eight copies of the 2012-2013 Fall-Winter Program Guide for her personal portfolio and to share with friends/family. She will also receive two boxes of Savannah Smiles Girl Scout cookies signed by Radio Disney star Savannah Outen - one of the featured artists at this year's 100th Anniversary Birthday Celebration on August 11, 2012!

Who Knows Where Sudden Service Will Take You?!

For sudden calls for Girl Scout assistance, Girl Scouts OSW has a team that truly knows the meaning of "Be Prepared!"

 

Are you or your troop interested in doing service for special television, radio and newspaper coverage? Can your troop do flag ceremonies, or does your troop have a special interest? Can you be available on short notice?

If the answer is yes, this is your opportunity to sign up to be a sudden service troop or individual! What the service is all depends on who contacts Girl Scouts OSW in need of assistance. Generally all girls must have a sash or vest. Some activities may require a full uniform (i.e. white shirt and khaki pants). Participants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis. Check out the sudden service flier for more details.

 

So far some girls have:

  • Gone to Blazers games representing Girl Scouts
  • Did a meet and greet with a Radio Disney star
  • Have participated in flag ceremonies!

Sign up online today!

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