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From cookies to recruiting, Girl Scouts thinks outside the box

Girl Scouts membership has has ticked up regionally, despite many challenges. New recruitment strategies may explain some of the success.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

It’s Girl (Scouts) vs. Boy (Scouts) in new twist on gender wars

A year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America punched back Tuesday with a federal trademark lawsuit …

Community, coding and the cosmos: Girl Scouts focus on empowering girls

As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting …

CEOs of local Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups show leadership is gender neutral

Eighteen months ago when Karen Meier took the helm of Boy Scouts of America Inland Northwest Council, she became one of just six female Scout executives in the organization, and …

Girl Scouts victims of crimes during cookie sale season

Several Washington Girl Scouts troops have been targets of crime during this cookie sale season including an attempted armed robbery.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Mead High’s Miranda Reed is a go-getter balancing school, volunteerism and Girl Scout cookie sales

A Mead High School junior has somehow learned to balance the demands of a 4.0 student, myriad school activities and community involvement to become the queen of the Girl Scout …

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.

Christine M. Flowers: Girl Scouts have every right to be mad

The idea that we don’t need to acknowledge a child’s sexual or gender identity before they even hit puberty has gone out the window, along with common sense.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

It’s Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts as BSA moves to admit girls

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pledge to be friendly and helpful. But their parent organizations may find that promise hard to keep as they head into a potentially bitter competition …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based …

Scouting groups should bury the hatchet

An obvious solution to consider is a merger, which would assure strong membership and reflect social change.

Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls

Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs …

Mary Sanchez: Girl Scouts unfairly trapped by politics

Nowhere does the organization Girl Scouts of the USA take a position on abortion or birth control, nor does it endorse political candidates.

UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 1:55 p.m.

It’s Thin Mint time!

Booth sales of Girl Scout cookies start Monday in the Inland Northwest.

General Mills milks Girl Scout Cookie popularity with cereal

If you just can’t get enough of Girl Scout Cookies, rejoice – you can soon have them for breakfast.

Girl Scouts build greenhouses for Progress Elementary School

The greenhouse project will count toward the Girl Scouts’ Bronze Award, which honors groups who complete projects that benefit the community.

Girl Scout member’s project would provide Millwood with ‘Welcome’ sign

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 …

St. Louis archbishop seeks to cut ties with Girl Scouts

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values “incompatible” with Catholic teachings.

House panel introduces Girl Scout sales tax bill

Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.

Girls Scouts make ‘distraction toys’ for police to give to children

Officers can use the toys for children who end up in their custody after domestic disputes or accidents

Fresh Sheet: Bruncheon opens in Kendall Yards

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.

Help everyone get in the pool with donation

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 …

Scout pursues skills, dreams

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 …

Girl Scouts raise funds for Millwood pool

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 …

Art class teaches creativity with community in mind

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 …

Girl Scouts ramp up fundraising

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 …

Girl Scouts’ Camp Four Echoes gets new director

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 …

County parks rely on volunteers

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 …

Swiping success

PARMA, Ohio – The Girl Scouts were selling their cookies the old-fashioned way, pulling a creaky-wheeled red wagon laden with Thin Mints and Samoas down a suburban street. But the …

Scouts craft self-image lesson plan for middle school girls

Girl Scouts Courtney Ramsey and Sadie Perry were recently awarded the Gold Award, the highest honor given by the Girl Scout organization. The prestigious award required a minimum of 90 …