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I can't wait to. . .   Have my own adventure! Are you ready for adventure?
Greetings!
Be a Girl Scout!

 

When a girl says, "I can't wait to...," you know she's psyched about what she's about to say. Whether it's a field trip, a game, or a movie, that wide-eyed anticipation is one of the best parts of being a girl. That's why we can't wait for girls to become Girl Scouts!

 

Girl Scout Open House

A FREE fun filled family activity night to learn about Girl Scouts. Open to ALL families!  

Spokane: 

September 10, 2013 | 6 to 8 p.m.    
Girl Scout Program Center 
1404 North Ash Street, Spokane  WA
Contact Jody Walter at jwalter@gsewni.org for more info

 

Pullman: 

September 10, 2013 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

440 NE Ash Street, Pullman WA  

Contact Cheryl Currin at ccurrin@gsewni.org for more info

 

Tri-Cities: 

Saturday, September 7, 2013 | Noon to 4 p.m.
Kennewick Library
1620 South Union Street, Kennewick, WA

Contact Sulema at sulemap@gsewni.org for more info

 

Become a Girl Scout now! 

Invite your friends to become a Girl Scout!

 

Adventures are more awesome when you share them with friends. Invite all your friends to join your troop or maybe form their own troop and you can do projects, activities and outings together-twice the fun and twice
the awesome! We have troops for girls of all ages and levels in every community. 
Register for the 2013-14 year NOW with GSEWNI.   


REGISTER TODAY!
 

Board Chair Tribute

Our council Board Chair, Donald Edward Spencer, of Spokane, died peacefully at home with his family on Sunday, August 18, 2013, ending a courageous 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer. In January 2012, Don was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Almost immediately, Don decided to apply his management training skills to bring together a team of experts from multiple fields to make up his "war council" that would help him fight the cancer on multiple fronts. After a quickly scheduled trip with all of his children and grandchildren to Hawaii, Don and his team launched their offensive with wonderful results; Don went into full remission in June/July 2012. He celebrated by visiting his sister Sue in Alaska and running a half marathon with his daughter Stefanie and grandson Doug in October. And he gave a TedX talk on his strategies for battling cancer that can be found at  http://www.tedxspokane.com/and YouTube.


Don's determination earned him two extra summers at Priest Lake and he made the most of them with family and friends.

 

We were fortunate to have Don's leadership on our board and we are committed to achieving the goals he set out for our council for the year ahead. Board Member/1st Vice Chair Staci Huffman has been appointed to the board chair role for the coming year.




  
 

Council News


We are so excited about the launch of our new council website! 

We have been working on the new site for the last several months and we hope you find it as interesting and engaging as we do! There are many, many photos of our own Girl Scouts, volunteers, donors, employees and community partners included on the new site. We are still working out some programming kinks but hope to have everything fully operational by the Labor Day. Note some of the new, interactive features: 

  • Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media feeds on each interior page
  • A search bar function (to find information, pages and links FAST)
  • An enhanced calendar function that categorizes events and activities by region
  • Photo Gallery featuring councilwide photos and captions from troops, events and activities (send us your high quality/high resolution photos and a caption to include)
  • A new donation link (see the Take Action box on each page)
  • Upcoming events (on the homepage and under About Us)
  • Easy access to eBiz 
  • Better organized Forms + Policies page/documents

We will continue to enhance the website over the next several months. Please explore the pages and the new options and submit stories and photos for inclusion on the site. Contact Susan Nielsen with questions. 


Just Girls


Visit the eBiz site and the calendar on our NEW website for registration, event details and contact information for all of these exciting upcoming events.
 

  • Teen S'Mores, September 27-29 @ Camp Four Echoes, Lake Coeur d'Alene
  • Girl Scout Day with GU Women's Soccer Team, September 22 @ Gonzaga University's Soccer Field, Spokane
  • Family Fitness Night with GU and Open House, October 2 @ the Girl Scout Program Center
  • Parents Night Out, October 18 @ the Girl Scout Program Center
  • Girl Scout Day with GU Women's Volleyball Team, October 19 @ Gonzaga University's Martin Center, Spokane
  • Imagine! STEM @ GU (formerly EYH), November 2 @ Gonzaga University
S'Mores Leadership Weekend

Teen S'mores

Spend the weekend in the tree houses at Camp Four Echoes, this is our 4th annual Teen S'mores weekend. Learn more about the Youth Program Quality Initiative as you practice skills to be the best leader you can be. Learn about opening activities and ice breakers, grouping, girls voice and choice, reflection and feedback, and more. All of these will help your activities go smoothly and efficiently.   

Location: Camp Four Echoes | Date: September 27-29, 2013

Time: 6 p.m., Friday - noon, Sunday | Cost: $50      Sign up here!


Just Adults


Troop Leaders, It's Time for S'Mores!

September 27 -29, 2014 at beautiful Camp Four Echoes! Enjoy the beginning of fall as S'Mores Weekend celebrates Camp Four Echoes' 75th anniversary. Enjoy enrichments classes such as Traditions, Crafts, Swaps, Games, Stepping Out or Exploring Camp Four Echoes by hiking and canoeing. We hope that you
will join us and take in all the beauty that Camp Four Echoes has to offer. S'Mores Weekend fee is $60 - Stepping Out Training is an additional $20. You can register here Please contact Audra Hess, at
800-827-9478, ext. 203 with questions. 

Red Ribbon Week Patch 

 

RED RIBBON WEEK

OCTOBER  23-31, 2013


Girls Scouts can Earn a FREE Patch  
from the DEA!
 

 

Girl Scouts Leaders

 

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support Boy and Girl Scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse.  

 

Red Ribbon Week was established in memory of the sacrifices made to help keep our communities drug-free and encourage youth to lead healthy lives, free of drugs.  Observed annually from October 23-31, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration to promote youth education on the dangers of substance abuse.

 

The DEA encourages all Girl Scout groups to participate.  Patches will be given to the first 15,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.  The Red Ribbon Patch Program information can be found on our website, www.JustThinkTwice.com. 

Adults and Girls

October 4-6: Me and My Gal, Camp Wooten, $60

Join us for our annual Me & My Gal event at Camp Wooten on October 4-6. Girls can come and enjoy a weekend of pampering (this year's theme) with their Mom, grandmother, big sister or any other adult woman in her life. There will be lots of activities offered, including mini manicures, homemade spa treatments, singing, s'mores, swimming and much more!  The best part will be the memories that you'll make. The $60 per person fee includes site fees, four meals prepared by kitchen managers, programming and a patch. If you choose to bring snacks, please remember this is a nut-free event. 

 

Contact LaniNachtsheim, 800-827-9478, ext. 240 or lnachtsheim@gsewni.org with questions. 


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