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11/21/2011: "Learn About Girl Scouts"


Mon & Tue(11-21 & 22, 2011), Heidi Fish, Community Development Manager with Girl Scouts of Western Washington, will be hosting Parent Information Sessions from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Earthbox Motel’s Orca Conference Room, 410 Spring Street, Friday Harbor.

An RSVP to Crystal Norbom at (360) 370-5878 or crystalnorbom@yahoo.com will ensure that enough pizza is present for all who are interested in learning more about Girl Scouting, registering or volunteering to make this program happen for our girls. Activities will be provided for kids.

Girl Scouts are making San Juan Island a better place! Last month they came together at a “Children of the Nations” event to learn about global nutrition needs and challenges, and to package meals of lentils, rice, dried vegetables and powdered broth for shipping around the world. They earned a community service badge, and sampled the same meal malnourished children will have because of their efforts.

This month, Girl Scouts will be collecting canned food for our local food bank, and will tour the volunteer center to see how those contributions are processed and distributed, learning the importance of sharing of their time on behalf of others. Girl Scouts are proving, every day, that one girl can make a difference, and girls together can change the world!

Known as the premier leadership development program for girls, Girl Scouts will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary in 2012. Virtually every woman who has ever gone into space as a NASA astronaut was a Girl Scout. Over 70% of all women who have ever served in our nation’s Congress were Girl Scouts. While women who reach business owner or CEO status are still a minority, of those who achieve that level of success, 80% of them were Girl Scouts. And girls who stay in Girl Scouting for at least five years have radically reduced risks of getting into trouble or dropping out of school!

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