Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Volunteer News
September 2012 
Be Prepared to Work with Girls


Have you taken the trainings you need to work with girls? Visit the adult learning page at for more information on required courses and availability. These courses help keep you up-to-date on Girl Scout traditions, safety, financial information, grade level progression, outdoor adventures and more. Many courses are also available in Spanish! 

Vote for GSOSW

We need your vote! Girl Scouts OSW needs 700 more votes to receive a $10,000 grant from Chase Community Giving.Vote today, then a tell a friend or family member to vote by September 19, 2012.


Additionally, posts to the Eileen Fisher Facebook page between now and October 6 earn $5 each for the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program. A special shopping event at the Bridgeport Village location in Tigard, Oregon will earn 10% for GSBB and save you $25 on a purchase of $50 or more. Get a jump on your holiday shopping while giving back to GSBB!


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Fund Your Fall & Winter Activities



The 2012 Fall Product Sale begins on September 22, and is a great opportunity for you to fund you fall and winter activities. This year, GSOSW is one of five councils in the U.S. who are piloting a new product - Girl Scout Snack Bars!Tagalong and Double Dutch chewy snack bars are packed with wholesome ingredients like hearty rolled oats, crispy cereal and chewy granola. A smooth, chocolaty dip along the bottom and drizzled across the top ensures these bars have a taste you'll love.


Of course, this year's sale will also have all of your favorite nut and magazine products. It's not too late to be a part of the sale! Contact your service unit product manager (or other member of your service team if you don't have an SUPM) for details on how to get started.

Salem Service Center Garage Sale:

Furniture, Art Supplies at Low Cost


Girl Scouts and their families are invited to join us for a garage sale on September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Salem Service Center. Items such as desks, shelves, filing cabinets, tables, office chairs and program supplies such as paints, arts/crafts items, paper and more will be available at next to nothing prices.


The Salem Service Center store will be open during the garage sale, featuring special discounts up to 15% off (cannot be combined with other offers).


Questions about the sale? Contact the Salem Service Center at (503) 581-2451 for more information.



Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and joined the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign's National Network.


In general, the Campaign asks girls to:


» Stop - Before you use the Internet, take time to understand
the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

» Think - Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is
clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your
actions online could impact your safety-or your family's.

» Connect - Enjoy the Internet with confidence. Take the
right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.


The campaign will provide Girl Scouts with tools and resources to help raise awareness among kids, teens and young adults about emerging online threats and the importance of being safe online.


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Your Girl Scout Story Matters

Sharing your Girl Scout story ensures that others know the value of Girl Scouts, allowing us to reach more girls and ensuring that the Girl Scout movement continues for another 100 years. Below is a message from national CEO, Anna Maria Chávez about the importance of sharing your Girl Scout story:


A message from Anna Maria Chávez


Thank you for everything you do to ensure we are building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!

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