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In This Issue
60 Second Seminar: Daisy travel
Girl Scouts out and about
Service center phone numbers changing
30% Girl Scout discount at Columbia!
10% off Starter Kits
A not for Gmail users
Cheers for girls!
Portland Thorns Aug. 4 - $14!
Be in a Coffee-mate TV commercial!
Fall Product Program is coming
Earn money for travel
Upcoming events for girls
Register for ICAN Conference
Extended travel

Changes coming to Personify

We are upgrading our online registration website to a new family-based registration system. Please expect Personify to be down from 2 p.m. PDT on August 9 until 5 p.m. PDT on August 12 during the upgrade. More information on this change and what it means for you will be sent directly to troop leaders (01s) and parents/guardians of girls via email next week. Watch your inbox!

This month's seminar demystifies how to adjust accommodations when male volunteers attend Girl Scout overnights. Girl Scouts love taking overnight trips, discovering new places, and making memories, and it's great when dads or male volunteers can join in the fun. This video will help you learn how to make the trip safe and fun for all involved!

Is there something you want to learn more about? Suggest a topic for a 60 Second Seminar today! 

Girl Scouts out and About

Girl Scout staff member Juliet Zimmer did some networking with Smokey Bear during National Get Outdoors Day in Service Unit 2.


Girl Scouts are doing awesome things eight days a week! St. Helens' Troop 11380 visits London.


Do you have photos of Girl Scouts out and about? Share them with us!

Former service center phone numbers to be discontinued

Please note that the phone numbers for the former Salem Service Center (503-581-2451), Klamath Falls Service Center (541-884-0989) and Roseburg Service Center (541-672-2401) will be discontinued in the coming months. Please visit girlscoutsosw.org for current contact information.

Special offer just for Girl Scouts!

Receive 30% off your entire purchase at select Columbia and Mountain Hardwear stores August 3-September 3. Learn more or get the coupon »

Pre-Back to Troop sale!

Start your Girl Scout year off right - receive 10% off all Starter Kits August 12-16 in the Girl Scout shop!


Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting  

Starter Kits include:

The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

Vest or Tunic

5 troop numbers

Council ID patch

American flag patch

Insignia tab

Free canvas bag ($12 value!)


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Join us November 2 at the Portland Expo Center for a day-long celebration featuring hands-on activities and experiences for girls to learn, explore and enjoy. The event will conclude with a rockin' concert hosted by Radio Disney. This is THE don't-miss event of the year, so get your tickets today!


Wonder what GirlFest is all about? Check out photos from previous events at girlscoutsosw.org

Share your Girl Scout voice

Who knows Girl Scouting better than Girl Scouts? No one! That's why we want to hear from you - what you love, what you think needs improvement and your great ideas for making Girl Scouts even better in its next century.


Girl Scout Voices is an exciting opportunity that lets girls, volunteers and parents share their thoughts about Girl Scouting through occasional online surveys. Surveys may be on local topics to help inform programs and services at GSOSW, or may focus on broader topics helping make Girl Scouts the best possible leadership development program for girls everywhere.


Girl Scouts of all ages may participate! Girls under the age of 13 just need to have parent/guardian permission to register.


To participate, simply register as a member of Girl Scout Voices at girlscoutvoices.org. Any information you give us will be kept secure and confidential. You will NEVER receive any sales or marketing contact as a result of your participation, and we will never share your information with outside organizations or businesses. Register today!


Questions about Girl Scout Voices? Email us!

Cheers for girls!

Cheers for service projects

Cheers for Girl Scout Troops 20381 and 20397 who volunteered their time to help create 50 literacy kits for United Way of Lane County's Literacy Project. The project provides children with items designed to encourage reading. Way to go girls!


Cheers for Girl Scout Gold Award recipients

Cheers for the 21 Girl Scouts from Oregon and SW Washington that were honored recently at two ceremonies held at the Washington and Oregon State Capitols. If you are ready to Go Silver or Go Gold, check out the "Opportunities for Girl Scouts" section below for details on upcoming informational workshops!




Do you have "cheers" for girls in your community? Let us know! 

Opportunities for Girl Scouts
Special Girl Scouts Ticket Offer for Thorns FC August 4

Portland Thorns FC (Portland's new women's professional soccer team) is excited to invite members and friends of Girl Scouts of OR & SW WA to purchase discounted tickets to an upcoming match.


Sunday, August 4

5:30 p.m. 

Portland Thorns FC vs FC Kansas City

NOTE: Tickets are also valid for entry into MLS Reserve League match featuring Timbers Reserves vs Vancouver Whitecaps Reserves @ 2:00pm on Aug 4 (no re-entry)

When you click the link below, be sure and enter the Promo Access Code 'GIRLSCOUTS' at the top of the screen to access the discounted offer. Tickets are just $14 each with a portion of every ticket sold going back to the local council.

Limited tickets remain so act now!


Promo Access Code: GIRLSCOUTS 
If you have interest in 10 or more tickets or have problems ordering your ticket(s) online, please contact Pat Rice at 503.553.5442 or price@portlandtimbers.com.   


Offer not valid at the JELD-WEN Box Office or via phone.

Be the star of a TV commercial!

Coffee-mate® recently launched two new Girl Scout cookie-themed flavors, taking your favorite flavors out of the box and into your coffee cup. To celebrate these special flavors, one lucky Girl Scout will be chosen to star in a Coffee-mate® TV commercial! Only current Girl Scouts who have been registered on or after 10/1/2012 and look the part of an 8-11 year old are eligible. You can upload your audition videos to www.girlscouts.coffee-mate.com today!


Get inspiration for your video here »

Get ready - the Fall Product Program is just around the corner!

The Fall Product Program is a great way for troops to earn start-up funds for the new membership year. Magazines, nuts and candy will be available to order starting September 21. All girls, in a troop or as individuals,  may participate in the program to help them build five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.


As always, there are two easy ways to participate: (1) take orders on the order card or (2) send an email to family and friends. Online ordering is quick, allows customers to use credit cards and the product(s) ship directly to your customer, often arriving sooner than it would from you!


Order taking is September 21 - October 13

Delivery of product is November 4 - December 1


Your service unit product manager can help you find out just how easy it is!

Earn money for travel

Plan on doing any extended trip or destination traveling? Would you like some money to help pay for the trip? Girls grades 6-12 can earn money for travel by working at the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest Curly Fry Booth!


Shift open for sign-up on August 10. If you plan on travelling and want in on this great opportunity, contact Jen Kehret to schedule your shifts - see important details and contact information » 

Upcoming events for girls

Daisy Day at Camp Arrowhead

August 24 or 25, $25

Explore camp with your favorite grown-up! Want to see how summer camp works? Camp staff will lead swimming, boating, crafts and nature activities. Search "daisy" in Personify » 


STEM: Product Designer Badge Workshop

August 17 in Portland, $15

Learn about great innovators who have changed the way we live, while we build some interesting inventions using LEGO bricks. Search "STEM" in Personify »


STEM: Intro to Robotics Badge Workshop

August 24 in Portland, $15

Prepare for the future as we explore the world of robotics wit LEGO WeDo and NXT Robotics! Build, program and have a great time collaborating with your teammates. Search "STEM" in Personify »


Zoo Camperoo

September 14 in Portland, $42

Bring sleeping bags and tents for a special overnight event at the Oregon Zoo! Search "zoo" in Personify »


Silver and Gold Award Workshop

September 21 in Bend, $2.50

Join other Girl Scouts to learn more about the steps for earning highest awards! Search "gold" in Personify »

Opportunities and information for volunteers

Register for the ICAN Conference!

I CAN October 18-20, 2013

Mountaindale Outdoor Program Center - North Plains

Registration Now Open!

Información en Español » 

The Informational Classes & Adult Networking (ICAN) Conference is scheduled for October 18-20, 2013 at Mountaindale Outdoor Program Center. This leadership development weekend is designed for experienced volunteers and is packed full of valuable workshops, relaxation and networking.

Extra savvy campers can get an additional $10 off by tent/car camping. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to join us for this incredible weekend - to learn more or register, visit girlscoutsosw.org.

This year, the event will feature a supply exchange! Learn more about the exchange and hear from a four-year I CAN attendee on the GSOSW Blog.


We hope you can join us for this fun-filled adult leadership development weekend - we know you'll walk away saying, "I CAN" do anything with my girls! Register today »

Extended travel

Planning to go on an extended trip or trip lasting four nights or more? If so, don't forget to complete the Extended Trip - Application & Budget #121a and Extended Trip - Notification of Departure #121b found here. These forms should be sent at least six months prior to your trip to travel@girlscoutsosw.org for approval. Questions about extended travel may also be sent to this email address.

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