Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
September 2012
Sudden Service

We still have space for girls and troops/groups to be a part of our Sudden Service team! Meet public officials and celebrities, speak on camera, conduct a flag ceremony and much more. For additional details or to sign up, visit

Did You Party Like a Girl Scout?

Thank you to all of the Girl Scouts from around the council that joined us to celebrate a century at the 100th Anniversary Birthday Celebration. We had a great time visiting more than 60 activity booths, climbing a rock wall, bouncing in a castle, trying archery and rocking out with Radio Disney - and we hope you did too!


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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.
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The Program Guide is Now Online

The 2012-13 Fall-Winter Program Guide is now available online. The new edition is full of events and travel opportunities for Girl Scouts of all ages. A printed copy (1 per household) will be mailed to all members registered during the current membership year at the time of publication, and should arrive in your mailbox by mid-September.

Visit our Program Guide Web page today to get started planning your Girl Scout year!

Vote for Girl Scouts!

We're pleased to announce a couple of simple ways to help support GSOSW - the Chase Community Giving 2012 Program and a special opportunity with Eileen Fisher.


Chase Community Giving

Vote September 6-19, 2012

Chase customers and Facebook users can vote for GSOSW to receive a share of $5 million in grants. The top prize is $250,000 - help us get there! Learn more


Eileen Fisher

Vote September 10 - October 6, Shop September 22

All in-store sales at the Bridgeport Village location in Tigard, Oregon and online sales using a special code will benefit Girl Scouts Beyond Bars. Shoppers will receive $25 off of their purchases of $50 or more. Additionally, supporters can earn $5 per facebook post for GSBB September 10 through October 6. Learn how


Thank you in advance for voting and for encouraging others to do the same!

A-MAZE-ing News

In honor of Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary, a few local farms and harvest festivals will feature a Girl Scout theme! Mark your calendar for these great activities to share in the fall fun.

Willamette Valley Fruit Company Harvest Festival

October 5-28, 2012  |  Salem, Oregon


Walk a corn maze celebrating a century of courage, confidence, and character. More details coming soon to and


Rasmussen Farms Corn Maze

September 1 - October 31  |  Hood River, Oregon

See Girl Scout Gourds celebrating 100 years. Visit for more information.


Fort Vannoy Farms
All weekends in October  |  Grants Pass, Oregon 

Walk a Girl Scout themed corn maze. More details coming foon to


As you visit the festivals and farms, be sure to share your stories, photos and more at

What's Chocolaty, Chewy and Can Help You Reach Your Goals?

The NEW Girl Scout Snack Bars, of course! The Fall Product Sale begins September 22, and is a fun and simple way for troops/groups to earn funds for their fall and winter activities.


This year, girls in our council will be among the first in the country to sell Girl Scout Snack Bars. The bars are   packed with wholesome ingredients like hearty rolled oats, crispy cereal and chewy granola. They also have a smooth chocolaty dip along the bottom and drizzle across the top for a taste you'll love. Of course, you'll also have the opportunity to sell the nuts, candy and magazine subscriptions your customers know and love.


To learn more about the Fall Product Program and earn funds to start your Girl Scout year, contact your troop/group leader or service unit product manager.


Remember: 2011 Cookie Credits Expire Sept. 15

Be sure to use them before they expire!

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