Dear Girl Scouts,
Our hearts are with our Girl Scout sisters and all in our community impacted by the many fires burning throughout Oregon, SW Washington and beyond. We are incredibly grateful to the fire crews, first responders and others who are working to protect our communities and forests, and we are hoping for the safety of all involved.
We sincerely hope that you and your family are safe, and encourage all Girl Scouts to keep informed about conditions in their community, be prepared for emergencies and know your community’s evacuation status by signing up for emergency alerts (Oregon alerts | Washington alerts). For our members who are facing evacuations and threats from wildfires, please know we are thinking of you and that your Girl Scout community is here to support you—see resources below.
In times like this, Girl Scouts naturally wonder, “What can I do to help?” There are lots of ways! GSOSW has outlined a variety of ways that girls, troops and service units can donate funds or in-kind support to wildfire relief. Check out Taking Action for Wildfire Relief for information on how you can donate from your troop or service unit treasuries, donate program/Cookie Credits, or safely and responsibly organize supply drives or other Take Action projects in your community.
In the face of extraordinary challenge, the Girl Scout spirit shines bright. Thank you for helping to take care of each other—we will make it through this difficult time, together.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington
- If you are a GSOSW member who has been displaced by local wildfires, please contact Harmony George at 503-977-6816 for information about shelter options available from GSOSW.
- Request the replacement of Girl Scout uniforms or books lost to fire.
- Taking Action for Wildfire Relief.
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Natural Disasters.