Portland, September 27th.  370 guests joined Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington at The Governor Hotel to commemorate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the United States. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington CEO Karen Hill, Former Governor Barbara Roberts and Girl Scouts OSW Board Member Eva Labby were all on hand for the event. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus Photography)

Nancy Hales and Maryellen McCulloch.

Nancy Hales and Maryellen McCulloch admire the classic uniforms and badges.

Guests enjoyed historical displays highlighting a century of building leadership skills in girls, as well as keynote addresses from author Linda Cohen and 16 year old Girl Scout Ambassador, Savannah Loberger.

Girl Scout Ambassador Savannah Loberger, 16 addresses guests.

Girl Scout Ambassador Savannah Loberger addresses guests.

Local Girl Scouts presented a traditional flag ceremony, emcees Russ Lewis and Sally Ramirez of KGW led the program and supporters contributed $80,000 to support Girl Scout programming and financial assistance.

Barbara Francis and Karis Stoudamire.

Barbara Francis and Karis Stoudamire.

From Girls Scouts:

Girl Scout Program

The focal point of the Girl Scout program is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE)—the framework for defining what girls do in Girl Scouting. Programs engage girls in three key activities: discovering who they are and what they value; connecting with others; and taking action to make the world a better place. To ensure a high-quality and fun experience, Girl Scout activities use three processes: girl-led; learning-by-doing; and cooperative-learning. Our success is demonstrated by the fact that Girl Scout alumnae make up 80 percent of female executives and business owners, and two-thirds of women serving in the U.S. Congress.


Girl Scouts is open to all girls in grades K–12. Annual membership dues are $12 per year and financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Our organization values diversity and inclusiveness and does not discriminate on any basis. Become a member today!


Girl Scouts is a volunteer-driven organization. You can make a difference in the lives of girls! Girl Scouts will match your skills, interests and availability to volunteer opportunities.

About Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves members throughout Oregon, and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington (view a map). There are 40 service units that provide support to girls and adults in their geographic area.