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The greenhouse project will count toward the Girl Scouts’ Bronze Award, which honors groups who complete projects that benefit the community.
Emma Porter, 18, is working with the city of Millwood to place a “Millwood Welcomes You” sign at the northeast corner of Trent Avenue and Argonne Road for her Girl Scouts Gold Award project.
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values “incompatible” with Catholic teachings.
Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.
Officers can use the toys for children who end up in their custody after domestic disputes or accidents
Chef Adam Hegsted’s new diner is opening today at Kendall Yards. The Yards Bruncheon is a light and airy eatery with chrome-trimmed booths and a walk-up espresso window.
The pools are open, but a lot of kids aren’t swimming. The Spokane Parks Foundation’s Make A Splash in a Kid’s Life campaign gave out 210 pool passes in 45 minutes on June 8. More than 1,300 children remain on the waiting list for a pass.
Jason Bernardi is an aspiring engineer. Or maybe a DJ. But then again, he might be a race car driver. The dreams of this 11-year-old Spokane boy are endless. Wednesday afternoon, one of Bernardi’s dreams came true when he accepted the Supernova Award. The Boy Scouts of America’s Nova and Supernova programs focus on encouraging interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.
Monday afternoons are busy at the Porter house. That’s when members of Girl Scout Troop 2436 meet to work on their biggest project to date – raising money to save the Millwood City Park wading pool.
On a gray December morning, splashes of color warmed and brightened the Lied Art Center at Whitworth University. The color came in the form of rugs crafted by students in the community arts in practice class taught by Katie Creyts. “We taught ourselves how to crochet using recycled T-shirts from friends,” Creyts said. “Getting started was really hard.”
Say “Girl Scouts” and people are likely to answer with “cookies, camp and crafts.” Everyone wants their Samoas or Thin Mints when cookie time comes around, and most organizations would be proud to have created a fundraiser that’s become an American institution. Yet cookie profits are not quite enough to pay for all the Girl Scout programs, so the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho are now launching a $1.3 million fundraising campaign to reach the final goal of $2 million.
The Girl Scouts recently hired Jayn Courchaine as the seasonal camp director at Camp Four Echoes on Lake Coeur d’Alene. According to a press release from the Girl Scouts, Courchaine is an experienced leader and trainer, youth mentor and local philanthropist. She has been involved in Girl Scouting since high school and earned the highest award, the Girl Scouts First Class, now the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Spokane County parks officials are preparing for summer with the assumption that last year’s budget crunch is the new normal. Parks Director Doug Chase is planning a more sustainable austerity plan that increasingly relies on volunteers.