Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
June 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.
Upcoming Events

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


Portland Metro


Photos Change the World

July 10, 2012

(Reg. closes June 26)


South Valley


Fashionistas Going Green

July 28, 2012

(Reg. closes July 14)




Night Watch

July 21, 2012

(Reg. closes July 6) 

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Summer Fun at Resident Camp

The long days of summer and no school are just around the corner. How much screen time or how much sun time will your kids be getting? Resident camp is a great time to get outside and let kids be kids, to explore in the forest, swim in a lake, play in the dirt! All with caring adults and certified lifeguards to make sure they come home safe and healthy, if not perfectly clean.


Want to help your Girl Scout learn independence, make new friends, challenge herself and make memories that last a life time? Resident camp is the way to do all that and unplug! Girl/Adult programs like Me and My Guy, She and Me and Core Camp allow girls to go with an adult they know or their troop (leaders too)! These programs give a great overview of camp, showing girls how it works and giving them an opportunity to sample some of the different activities to choose from. If a girl is ready for the ultimate independent adventure, she can head to camp on her own. Girls can choose between a general session, like "Great to be a Girl" or "Just Camp," or choose a specialty session like "Photography," "Cast Iron Chef" or "Woodland Wizards."


Sign up for resident camp and the experience of a lifetime today!


Still have questions? Not sure if she is ready (or if you are ready to send her)? Take our online camp readiness quizzes for girls and adults. You can also contact Marissa Bennett at or (503) 977-6861. Registration questions can be directed to Heidi Johnson at or (503) 581-2451 x6211.


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #37

Collect 100 outdoor recipes and make a troop cookbook.

Event Highlights

Girls in the Woods

There is still room and time to register for a camping experience you won't forget! Spend four nights and five days in the Willamette National Forest tent camping with sister Girl Scouts. The U.S. Forest Service will provide all activities, including GPS geocaching, aquatic biology, tracking and archeology just to name a few. $100 per girl includes tents, food and fun. Register in Personify or by submitting a completed event registration form to any Girl Scout service center. For further information contact Lori Jensen in the Eugene Service Center at (541) 485-5911 x6317 or email  

  • Open to Girl Scouts entering grade 5 & Cadettes
  • July 30 - August 3, 2012

Girl Scout Night with the Emeralds

Eugene, OR

Do you enjoy a good old summertime baseball game with a hot dog, maybe some ice cream and those fun sing-a-longs? Then you'll love the Third Annual Girl Scout Night with the Emeralds! Girl Scouts are invited to take part in a pre-game parade on the field, a post-game player autograph session, pictures with Sluggo the team mascot followed by a campout on the field. For just $14 you get your ticket to the game, access to overnight camp-out including Ems badge, a post-game snack with movie on the video board and breakfast in the morning. If you like roughing it in style, bring your troop out for a ball game. Non-camping options are available. Camp-out tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • Open to all Girl Scouts
  • August 3 -4, 2012
  • $14 per person
  • Register through the Ems Ticket Office at (541) 342-5367

Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #21

Make 100 no-sew fleece knot blankets and distribute to shelters, the elderly or hospitals.

TriMet Safety Day and Awards Ceremony

Beaverton, OR

Girl Scouts are invited to an event on June 9. There will be fun activities, goody bags and refreshments, plus an awards ceremony.


Girls should fulfill the requirements for a TriMet Transportation Patch before the event. Patches will be presented at an awards ceremony by TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle.

To see patch requirements, visit the bottom of the "Teachers" page you will find details of the activities required to receive the patch.

  • Open to all Girl Scouts
  • June 9, 2012
  • Beaverton Round, Beaverton OR
  • For more information or to RSVP, contact:

    Rhonda Danielson, TriMet Marketing

    503/962-4973 or

Color a Smile Service Project

Do you like to color? Here is a simple service project you can do at your very next troop meeting. Color A Smile is a nonprofit organization spreading smiles with cheerful drawings. They work with schools, Girl Scout troops, churches, etc. to distribute thousands of drawings every month to nursing home residents, senior citizens, individuals living alone, administrators/activities directors of nursing homes, assisted living centers, etc. You do not need to register to be part of the program. Simply color the drawings following the instructions below, then mail your drawings to the address below. It's that simple. You can participate as often as you like. Check out the website, for printable coloring pages or follow the instructions below for drawings.


Please follow the instructions below when coloring.


 Instructions for young artists:

  • Choose cheerful, colorful themes (avoid "Get Well")
  • Do not put a date on any drawing
  • Use crayon, marker or colored pencil
  • Do not use glitter, paint or paste
  • Sign front of drawing with your first name and age
  • Use one side of the paper only (no fold over cards)
  • Use standard 8 1/2 X 11 letter size paper

Mail completed drawings to:


Color A Smile

P.O. Box 1516

Morristown, NJ 07962-1516


Bonus 100th Anniversary Activity: #35

Draw a picture of your favorite Girl Scout event, trip or activity.

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