Learn about new Girl Scout troops on San Juan and Orcas

  • Tue Oct 2nd, 2018 4:52pm
  • Life

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The Girl Scouts of Western Washington will visit Orcas Island and San Juan Island from Oct. 4-6 to help establish the new troops forming in San Juan County. In the past six months, volunteers from both islands have contacted Girl Scouts of Western Washington asking for support in re-establishing troops in the area.

Opportunities are available for girls in K-12, and the troop volunteers are ready to start a new a scouting year. Information on participating in the program will be available at two separate events. Orcas Island will have a meeting from 3:30-5 p.m., Oct. 4, at Orcas Island Elementary, and San Juan Island will have an informational event from 11 a.m.-noon, Oct. 6 at the Friday Harbor Elementary School, with 30 minutes of drop-in question times at 10:30 a.m. and noon.

Girl Scouts is a girl-driven, girl-led program that offers a wide range of programming that includes STEM, outdoors, and domestic and international travel opportunities, as well as a community service projects. Girl Scouts of Western Washington serves more than 25,000 girls and 12,500 adult members across 17 counties in western Washington, with five offices, four stores and seven camps. They are diverse and inclusive. Financial assistance is also available and is based on the free and reduced guidelines, and empowers girls and volunteers to have a scouting experience and participate in camp.

For more information, contact Lynda Williams at LWilliams@GirlScoutsWW.org or 360-658-8083. Also, check out the events on Facebook for Orcas at www.facebook.com/events/1094943470662941 and Friday Harbor at www.facebook.com/events/2014285428629463.