Thursday, January 31, 2013

GSOSW employees share their favorite camp memories

This might not surprise you, but many of the staffers at Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington were Girl Scouts as young women, too! We asked some of our staff members to share their favorite memory or their favorite thing about Girl Scout Camp.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Program Guide cover contest is now open!

Show what Girl Scout program means to you through art, and your creation could be the cover of the next Program Guide! GSOSW is now accepting entries to appear on the 2013 Spring/Summer Program Guide cover.

Accepted formats include photos, handmade creations or digitally-created artworks. The art must be created by a girl member of GSOSW. If the entry is a photo, it must be digital and high resolution (point-and-shoot camera files are usually large enough to use, but phone photos will not print properly and thus not be considered). 

The artwork must be in color and large-enough format to print well on an 8.5x11 inch sheet. Hand-drawn or digital entries should be about 8.5x11 inches. All photos featuring people must have proper permission for use (Girls and adults may already have given permission on their membership form. If not, they may also give permission using Form #002).

Please email a high-resolution file or scan of your entry to Rebekah Hubbard at or send via USPS to 9620 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR, 97219. The deadline for entry is February 12. 

If you do not receive a response within 24 hours from Rebekah confirming receipt of your, your file may have been too big for the email system. If that is the case, please call Rebekah at 503-977-6860 to see if the artwork has come in or discuss an alternate way to send the art in.

Friday, January 18, 2013

GSOSW staff member Alanna Beckwith featued in NOVAA Member Spotlight!

Congratulations to GSOSW Volunteer Support Coordinator Alanna Beckwith, who was featured this week on the Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association's Member Spotlight!

She has some great things to say about Girl Scout volunteers in her Q&A:  "Girl Scout volunteers are some of the most dedicated volunteers I have ever met. They are the epitome of our mission 'building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.' As a side effect, we often build VOLUNTEERS of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!"

Alanna says her biggest accomplishment as a volunteer administrator is "learning how to handle conflict in a professional, respectful way. When I first started at this job, over four years ago, I was intimidated by conflict. I didn’t know where to begin. I feel that I have overcome that initial fear and learned how to work through the conflict to help resolve it."

Read the full interview over at NOVAA's website.