Calling all Girl Scout Families!
Join us for our first Mercer Island Girl Scout Fall Hike
•Meet at: SW corner of the Pioneer Park northwest quadrant (corner of SE 68th Street and 84th Ave SE). Park along 84th Ave SE. Easy hike for all ages for about 1 hour.
•Lead by Outdoor Champions Kate Akyuz and Tiffin Goodman
2021-2022 Info Session: Sunday, Sept 12 @ 2pm @ Redeemer Lutheran Church. Fun for girls. Info for parents. Troops for all levels K-12. Join 300 girls and 30 troops on MI. Make friends, sell cookies, camp, earn badges, be outside, leadership development for girls!
Troop 41140: Hannah Boden, Leah Stednick, Mikayla Geisner, Norah Evans, Renee Duarte White. Leaders: Greta Stednick & Liz Evans
Troop 42701: Abby Moeller, Annika Bhananker, Catherine Zurawski, Disha Shah, JeS Aiken, Jessica Starnes, Mia Anderson, Sarah Fredrickson. Leaders: Kathy Zurawski & Margie Starnes
Girl Scout Troops Forming for Kindergarten, 1st Graders and Beyond.
Hello Mercer Island Families - It's time to get together! Girl Scout Troops are now forming for the 2021-2022 school year for Kindergarten, 1st grade and up. Most troops meet monthly and enjoy earning badges, camping, crafts, service, and most importantly friendship and having fun together! Learn more at www.mercerislandgirlscouts.org or email email@example.com. It's only $25 to sign up for the year! You'll become part of a community of 30 troops and 300 girls on Mercer Island. Existing troops available at all levels, grades K-12.
It's happening! Girl Scouts are now meeting in person, hybrid style, with safety being #1. It feels so good! Hands up for in person events! Woo hoo!
Mercer Island Girl Scouts sold 11,921 packages of Girl Scout cookies in 2021 with the average girl selling a whopping 161 boxes! Congratulations to the Top Troops/Top Sellers on MI:
•Brownie Troop 42880 sold 2,826 boxes - top sellers Chelsea V. with 701 boxes! and Genvoveva H. with 600!
•Junior Troop 46480 sold 1,005 - top seller Quinn O. with 523 boxes
•Senior Troop 43991 sold 977 - top seller Elise M. with 527
•Junior Troop 46543 sold 958
•Junior Troop 46755 sold 929
Thanks to Class of 2021 Troop 42701 and MIHS Senior Eden Voss, Mercer Island Girl Scouts enjoyed a calligraphy workshop on Feb. 26th. Participants also received a free kit prior to the workshop. What fun!
Thanks, Lori D, for leading the GNOMS/Fun Friday January Event teaching everyone how to make Ina Garten's Lemon Sunshine Bread! Girls learned fancy cooking terms like Mise en Place and even did some Mindfulness Practice at the end! Thanks, Lori D!
Hey Girl Scouts, We've all been surviving the pandemic in our own way. What are your favorite things you've done with Girl Scouts at Home?
Mercer Island Girl Scouts is a community of 300 girls and 30 troops. We are called "Service Unit 430" and are part of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington (GSWW) and part of Girls Scout of the United States (GSUSA). The Service Unit plans and runs monthly events, philanthropy and twice yearly weekend camping overnights for all the troops. We also manage the cookie selling process and the formation of new troops each year.
The Service Unit communicates to the community through this website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and through email blasts. The Service Unit Manager runs monthly meetings for leaders and participates in larger meetings with GSWW. Other positions in the Executive Team include Treasurer, Communications, Encamporee Director/Outdoor Champion, Recruitment/Community Engagement, Cookie/Fall Product Team, Event Manager, Philanthropy Lead, and Delegate to the GSWW Annual Convention.
A NOMINATING COMMITTEE is being formed with the goal of having the Executive Committee positions slated for 2021-2022 by mid April 2021. We also have the opportunity for anyone in Mercer Island Girl Scout community to self-nominate for any position. If you'd like to join the nominating committee, please contact Kathy McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to SELF-NOMINATE for any position, please fill out this form. Thank you for considering a volunteer position with Mercer Island Girl Scouts.