Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

September 2012

Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

Fall is officially here, but there's still time for one more campfire cookout! Try this delicious recipe with friends while singing your favorite Girl Scout songs over a campfire:

2 cans cherry pie filling
1 chocolate cake mix (not the pudding kind)
Water, eggs, butter, a good dash of cinnamon

Dutch oven
Charcoal, tongs
Foil to line oven

Line the oven with foil, put the pie filling on the bottom and add about 1/2 can of water, some dots of butter and cinnamon.

Mix the cake mix according to the box directions and put on top. Bake about 30 to 35 min. Check after 20 min. Done when top is no longer wet.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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100 Years of Girl Scouting!

2012 Leadership Luncheon

Governor Hotel, Portland  |  September 27, 2012


Keynote Speaker:

Linda Cohen

Girl Scout and author of 1000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life


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For more information, contact:

Shannon Spencer or (503) 977-6843.


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Friends of Girl Scouts Salem Gathering 

Mission Mill Museum, Salem  |  October 16, 2012


Keynote Speaker:

Vicki Berger
State Representative


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For more information, contact Shannon Spencer at or (503) 977-6843.

Girl Scout partnership honored by Walter Kaitz Foundation

Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez accepted the Walter Kaitz Foundation's Diversity Advocate Award on behalf of the Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls.


"We're proud to receive this award from such a prestigious organization as the Kaitz Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing and increasing diversity in media, would recognize the efforts of the Commission," said Chávez, who accepted the award at the foundation's annual awards dinner on September 12, 2012.


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The Benefits of Planned Giving

Imagine providing a gift that promises a brighter future for generations of local Girl Scouts--a gift that shapes tomorrow's leaders and safeguards traditions that brought you joy and inspiration.


Did you know there are creative ways to support Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington--ways in which you, your loved ones and Girl Scouts all benefit at the same time? Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and Girl Scouts. For example, you can:

Girl Scouts can help you identify your goals, discover gifts anyone can afford, find out how gifts can pay you income and explore gifts that protect assets. Mary Lee Alder, Chief Development Officer, is available to answer your questions or provide more information. Contact Mary Lee at or (503) 977-6807 to begin exploring options today.


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