Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

May/June 2012

Resident Camp Fun for Grown-ups!

Join us August 24-27, 2012 for Women's Own! Spend the weekend playing and being pampered on the dunes at Camp Cleawox, all while supporting camperships for girls in need.


All meals will be provided. This won't be the camp food of your childhood - camp food has grown up for this weekend! True cost of this event is $385, but like our other resident camp adventures it is subject to tiered pricing for those who may not be able to afford the full price.
Learn more about tiered pricing and event details in our 2012 Resident Camp Brochure, or register online through our Personify registration system today!

Catch Up with the GSOSW Blog

The Girl Scouts OSW blog has been busy lately! If you haven't been by in a while, here's what you've missed:


A behind-the-scenes look at the making of GSOSW's limited edition Pendleton blanket.


Girl Scout Junior Emma Helmig's Girl Scout Silver Award project.


Girl Scout Ambassador Savannah Loberger's video highlighting her STEM focussed Gold Award project.


 CEO Karen Hill's Highlights of GSOSW's Annual Meeting.


Visit the GSOSW Blog for all of these stories and many more! Coming up soon: Karen Hill's account of spending an afternoon with 250,000 Girl Scouts at Rock the Mall in Washington DC!

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Facts About Girl Scout Alumnae 

From Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study 

In celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Research Institute released Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study on March 12, 2012. The study revealed, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, what most Girl Scout alumnae know well: Girl Scouting works! A few noteworthy findings of the study are:


  • Nearly one in every two adult women has at some point been a member of Girl Scouts.
  • Girl Scout alumnae are more likely than non-alumnae to be involved in volunteer work.
  • Girl Scout alumnae are more likely than non-alumnae to vote.
  • Girl Scout alumnae are more likely than non-alumnae to have an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree.
  • Girl Scout alumnae are more likely than non-alumnae to view themselves as leaders. 


To learn more or read the full study, visit


You can also watch a short video of fellow alumnae sharing how Girl Scouting has impacted their lives at or by clicking on the image below.

Girl Scouts OSW on Television!

Girls and volunteers from Girl Scouts OSW were recently featured in an episode of Comcast Sportsnet's Emmy-nominated series The Wild Life with Jeremy. The episode is now available for viewing on Watch the adventure unfold as Jeremy completes geocaching challenges to benefit Girl Scouts!

Commemorative Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Stamp Dedicated

The U.S. Postal Service commemorated Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary during the world's largest sing-along to issue the Celebrate Scouting First-Class Mail Forever stamp.


Available nationwide on June 9, 2012, the stamp was dedicated at the Washington Monument grounds on the National Mall at the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along, where a quarter-million girls were gathered. The crowd sang along to "Let Us Show You the Scouting Stamp" sung to the tune of "Take Me out to the Ball Game". Celebrate Scouting is the "sister" stamp to the 2010 Scouting stamp that pays tribute to scouting organizations for the opportunities they have provided millions of youths worldwide.


Read more - including how you can get your stamps and first-day-of-issue postmark (through August 9, 2012) - at

Local Girl Scouts Make an Impact with Girl Scouts Forever Green


Girl Scouts Forever Green (GSFG), Girl Scouts USA's 100th Anniversary Take Action Project, is a global effort to improve the environment and protect natural resources.



Through GSFG, girls have worked to reduce waste, build rain gardens and save energy by participating in Earth Hour. Locally, girls have:


Eliminated 35,470 pounds of waste... switching to reusable water bottles and bags, and recycling aluminum cans.


Saved 11,323 kWh of energy... switching to energy efficient lightbulbs and turning the lights off for one full hour on March 31.


Saved 3,800 gallons of water... planting a rain garden.


Altogether, local GSOSW Girl Scouts have pledged to eliminate 665,436 pounds of CO2. That's equivalent to the benefit of 64 acres of trees per year!


To see the impact Girl Scouts across the nation have had together, visit

How have you celebrated Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Year?

Have you attended a council-sponsored or local service unit event? Have you attended an event at another Girl Scout council? Do you plan to celebrate later this year? We'd love to hear about how you are enjoying and commemorating this special Girl Scout occasion. Submit your story by filling out our Share Your Story form online. Thank you for sharing!

Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout!
Contact KC Carnes, Alumnae Coordinator, if you are interested in community service projects, events to support local Girl Scouts, networking events and other Girl Scout fun!
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character,
who make the world a better place.