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The Path of the Ballot with Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (Photo) - 01/22/18

In response to increased interest in civic engagement, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington recently developed the following pilot programming for registered Girl Scouts in Oregon. Tours, followed by Q & A, of Elections Offices throughout Oregon will take place this coming week.
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Event Description:

THE PATH OF THE BALLOT
Did you know that Oregon is a "vote-by-mail" state? That's right - in Oregon, every registered voter can mail in or drop off their ballot instead of standing in line at a polling place. But then what? On the night of the January election or May primary election, you can get an up-close look at how ballots are processed in your county at the local elections office. Every vote counts!

Senior Girl Scouts may be able to complete a step toward earning the "Behind the Ballot" badge and Junior Girl Scouts can complete a step earning the "Inside Government" badge.

All January events are now closed. Events in May will be open for registration beginning on March 1, 2018. Registered Girl Scouts can sign up for "The Path of the Ballot" activities by emailing activities@girlscoutsosw.org for support.

Deschutes County Elections Office
Deschutes Services Building
1300 NW Wall Street, Suite 202, Bend, OR 97703
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Multnomah County Elections Office
1040 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
6 - 7 p.m.

Jackson County Elections Office
1101 W Main St #201, Medford, OR 97501
1/22/18 & 5/14/18
4 - 5 p.m.

Benton County Elections Office
120 NW 4th St #13, Corvallis, OR 97330
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
6 - 7 p.m.

Washington County Elections Office
3700 SW Murray Blvd # 101, Beaverton, OR 97005
1/23/18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
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JOURNALISTS
Are you a journalist interested in covering one of these activities? Please notify your respective Elections office and email communications@girlscoutsosw.org regarding your interest. Photography is permissible. However, we kindly request that you stay with our group. Please do not take photographs of personal information on ballot envelopes like signatures or addresses.
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Also Coming this Spring!

Morning at the Mayor's Office with The Bus Project
City of Portland, City Hall
4/21/18
10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

The Power of Advocacy with The Bus Project
The Bus Project
5/5/18
9:30 a.m. -- 12-Noon
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BACKGROUND

G.I.R.L. Agenda--Girls Scouts' NEW Civic Engagement Program!
In early October, 2017, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. launched the G.I.R.L. Agenda, a nonpartisan initiative powered by Girl Scouts to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls to lead positive change through civic action.

http://www.girlscouts.org/en/press-room/press-room/news-releases/2017/g-i-r-l-agenda-powered-by-girl-scouts-launches-promote-civic-action1.html

To learn more, please visit: http://www.girlscouts.org/girlagenda
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Girls Scouts' History of Civic Engagement
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has emphasized the importance of civic engagement, by teaching and encouraging girls to create positive change in their communities through advocacy and action. Girl Scouts learn to stand up for what they believe in, identify issues they care about, and develop leadership skills to make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts has a century of success which is reflected in the realm of public service by the fact that 76 percent of female U.S. Senators and 100 percent of U.S. Secretaries of State are Girl Scout alumnae.

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The Path of the Ballot with Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (Photo) - 01/19/18

Media Advisory

In response to increased interest in civic engagement, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington recently developed the following pilot programming for registered Girl Scouts in Oregon. Tours, followed by Q & A, of Elections Offices throughout Oregon will take place this coming week.
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Event Description:

THE PATH OF THE BALLOT
Did you know that Oregon is a "vote-by-mail" state? That's right - in Oregon, every registered voter can mail in or drop off their ballot instead of standing in line at a polling place. But then what? On the night of the January election or May primary election, you can get an up-close look at how ballots are processed in your county at the local elections office. Every vote counts!

Senior Girl Scouts may be able to complete a step toward earning the "Behind the Ballot" badge and Junior Girl Scouts can complete a step earning the "Inside Government" badge.

All January events are now closed. Events in May will be open for registration beginning on March 1, 2018. Registered Girl Scouts can sign up for "The Path of the Ballot" activities by emailing activities@girlscoutsosw.org for support.

Deschutes County Elections Office
Deschutes Services Building
1300 NW Wall Street, Suite 202, Bend, OR 97703
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Multnomah County Elections Office
1040 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
6 - 7 p.m.

Jackson County Elections Office
1101 W Main St #201, Medford, OR 97501
1/22/18 & 5/14/18
4 - 5 p.m.

Benton County Elections Office
120 NW 4th St #13, Corvallis, OR 97330
1/23/18 & 5/15/18
6 - 7 p.m.

Washington County Elections Office
3700 SW Murray Blvd # 101, Beaverton, OR 97005
1/23/18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
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JOURNALISTS
Are you a journalist interested in covering one of these activities? Please notify your respective Elections office and email communications@girlscoutsosw.org regarding your interest. Photography is permissible. However, we kindly request that you stay with our group. Please do not take photographs of personal information on ballot envelopes like signatures or addresses.
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Also Coming this Spring!

Morning at the Mayor's Office with The Bus Project
City of Portland, City Hall
4/21/18
10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

The Power of Advocacy with The Bus Project
The Bus Project
5/5/18
9:30 a.m. -- 12-Noon
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BACKGROUND

G.I.R.L. Agenda--Girls Scouts' NEW Civic Engagement Program!
In early October, 2017, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. launched the G.I.R.L. Agenda, a nonpartisan initiative powered by Girl Scouts to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls to lead positive change through civic action.

http://www.girlscouts.org/en/press-room/press-room/news-releases/2017/g-i-r-l-agenda-powered-by-girl-scouts-launches-promote-civic-action1.html

To learn more, please visit: http://www.girlscouts.org/girlagenda
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Girls Scouts' History of Civic Engagement
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has emphasized the importance of civic engagement, by teaching and encouraging girls to create positive change in their communities through advocacy and action. Girl Scouts learn to stand up for what they believe in, identify issues they care about, and develop leadership skills to make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts has a century of success which is reflected in the realm of public service by the fact that 76 percent of female U.S. Senators and 100 percent of U.S. Secretaries of State are Girl Scout alumnae.

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Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Public Service Announcement Available - 01/04/18

PORTLAND, OR. -- January 4, 2018

Attention Editor/PSA Director:

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington announced yesterday that the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program will kick off on January 6: http://www.girlscoutsosw.org/content/dam/oregon-sw-washington-/forms/2018_PressRelease_Cookie%20Season%20Kick%20Off_FINAL_1-3-2018.pdf.
When consumers buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, they're helping to power new, unique and amazing experiences for girls. 100 percent of the net revenue earned from cookie sales remains within our local region.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches the skills girls need to become effective leaders, manage finances and gain confidence in handling money--skills that will stay with them for a lifetime.

By placing the Powered by the Girl Scout Cookie Program PSA, you're helping to power real-life experiences for thousands of local girls. The PSA can be run throughout Girl Scout Cookie season, which runs through March 11, 2018. A variety of formats are available for download:

Broadcast-ready television PSA: https://gsusa.app.box.com/s/xgs9h65sa5hv1bxt66u37iz5br91vkd2

MPEG-4 Audio:
http://www.girlscoutsosw.org/content/dam/oregon-sw-washington-/forms/Power%20Amazing%20Experiences%20for%20Girls%20With%20Your%20Next%20Cookie%20Purchase.m4a

Print-ready PDF (also attached):
http://www.girlscoutsosw.org/content/dam/oregon-sw-washington-/forms/18_GS_Consumer-Cookie-Campaign_GSOSW_FINAL.pdf

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Girl Scouts learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics while selling Girl Scout Cookies.
Girl Scouts learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics while selling Girl Scout Cookies.
2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off in Oregon and SW Washington January 6 (Photo) - 01/03/18

2018 GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON KICKS OFF IN OREGON AND SW WASHINGTON JANUARY 6
Girl Scout S'mores(TM) cookies are back by popular demand!

PORTLAND, OR. -- January 3, 2018 -- Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington kicks off the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie season this week. Girl Scouts will sell cookies door-to-door, at booth sales, and via the Digital Cookie(R) platform, an innovative and educational web-based platform that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie businesses online. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Cookie platform continues to bring Girl Scout programming into the future by providing girls with invaluable business and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills that prepare them for 21st century leadership.

Local Girl Scouts will take orders from customers beginning January 6 for delivery beginning mid-February.

COOKIE BOOTH SALES AND COOKIE FINDER
Girl Scouts will sell cookies at booths in front of local retailers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington from February 16 through March 11, 2018 for $5 per box.

Signature Girl Scout Cookies, including Thin Mints(R), Samoas(R) and Trefoils(R) will be offered among the eight Girl Scout Cookie varieties at all cookie booths. Back by popular demand are Girl Scout S'mores(TM) cookies! Girl Scout S'mores(TM) and gluten free Toffee-tastic(TM) specialty cookies are available at select cookie booths while supplies last.

Customers can find a Girl Scout Cookie booth near their location with the Cookie Finder at girlscoutsosw.org or use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app available for iPhone or Android.

THE POWER BEHIND THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls the skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances and gain confidence in handling money--skills that will stay with them for a lifetime. Each box of Girl Scout Cookies sold powers real-life experiences for thousands of local girls.

Further, skills girls learn in the cookie program also influence later success: data shows more than half (57 percent) of Girl Scout alumnae in business say the cookie program was beneficial to skills they possess today, such as money management, goal-setting, and public speaking.

KEEPING IT LOCAL
Councils use cookie earnings to power amazing experiences for girls through their programming, while girls and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more--100 percent of the net revenue earned from cookie sales remains within the local region. Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies helps provide for new and unique opportunities for local girls including valuable educational experiences that have lifelong impact. Girl Scout campers in Oregon and Southwest Washington use Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds to fund their own camp and travel adventures. And, nearly every Girl Scout troop uses some portion of their cookie proceeds to give back to their local communities.

ABOUT THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM
A little more than a century ago, girls began participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program. To learn more about the history of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, please visit girlscoutcookies.org.


ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS OF OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
Our council serves 13,955 girls in 37 counties with the help of over 10,000 volunteers. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Every opportunity in Girl Scouting, including the Girl Scout Cookie Program, develops these essential skills in an all-girl, inclusive, safe environment. For information, please visit girlscoutsosw.org.

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