Friday, February 22, 2013

Girl Scouts in Bend explore at Science Night, hosted by Bend Research

Thank you to GSOSW Bend staff member Sulema Lambert for sharing this blog post! 

Girl Scouts is not all about cookie, arts and crafts. It’s about science! 

Over 30 Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts in Central Oregon attended a science night for girls hosted by Bend Research. The girls made observations about polycarbon bonds. They hypothesized about sound waves, observing them being represented by fire, changing to a catchy beat.
Girl Scouts observe sound waves demonstrated with fire

Girls also learned a cheer about the phases of matter, and then learned more about those phases with liquid nitrogen, balloons and flowers. They were also able to observe tiny specimens with an electron microscope - did you know that salamanders are actually covered in tiny hairs?

The Girl Scouts had so much fun at the event! A big "thank you" from 30 scientists-in-the-making to Bend Research for showing us that scientists are really big kids with better toys! 

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Council Sponsored Trip Chaperones Needed! – ETC’s please spread the word!

Calling all volunteers interested in Travel!  We are doing a council wide search for lead and secondary travel chaperones for council sponsored trips. These volunteers will help to plan and provide supervision for the following trips:

Portland Mystery Tour – June 19, 2013
One day trip within Portland area.  It’s a Mystery! Chaperones and parents will be notified of the trip itinerary.

Seattle by Storm – June 22-26, 2013
Ride the train to Seattle and experience Seattle’s panoramic view while eating lunch at the Space Needle, shop the famous Pike’s Street Market, visit the Woodland Parks Zoo and much more! 

Medford Mystery Tour – August 14, 2013
One day trip within the Southern Oregon area.  It’s a Mystery! Chaperones and parents will be notified of the trip itinerary.

Universal Studios Orlando – Spring Break 2014
Enjoy both the Universal Studios Florida Theme Park and Universal’s Islands of Adventure Theme Park, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Airfare, food, transportation and park tickets included.

Norjam - August 9-16, 2014
Join over 5000 young people for the 14th International Scout and Guide Jamboree near Norwich in the United Kingdom for an exciting week of activities, fun, excitement , new experiences and a chance to build a lifetime of memories and friendships. 2014’s theme is ‘Back in Time’.  Norjam will include activities like scuba, sailing, rafting, skiing, rock climbing, crafts etc. See more on the website:

Fill out this application to apply by April 1, 2013.
Send completed applications to Jennifer Akins at