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Girl Scouts Invited to Hunker in for a Night at City Hall


Girl Scouts Invited to Hunker in for a Night at City Hall

ISSAQUAH REPORTER | Girl Scouts from 4th through 12th grade have a chance to join Sammamish city officials to learn more about local government.

About 45 Daisies and Brownies, girls from kindergarten through third grade, joined Sammamish council members Ramiro Valderrama-Aramayo and Bob Keller at the last meeting in Sammamish City Hall March 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Brownies worked on completing their Celebrating Community badge. Daisies, girls in kindergarten and first grade, don’t earn badges.

The goal of the event is to familiarize scouts with the rules and operations of government, as well as instilling the importance of community and fostering a sense of leadership among the girls.

The first time Girl Scouts of Western Washington gathered for a night in city hall was in mid-November 2014. This event was for older girls, grades 4-12. Since that event went well, Girl Scouts of Western Washington Regional Program Manager Skylar O’Harrow said they decided to hold more events this spring.

The next event, for girls 4-12, is April 22 in Sammamish City Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Adults must attend. Registration is free.

Juniors, fourth and fifth graders, can work on their Inside Government badge. Cadettes, sixth through eighth graders, can work on their Finding Common Ground badge. Seniors, ninth and 10th graders, can work toward their Behind the Ballot badge; and Ambassadors, 11th and 12th graders, can work toward their Public Policy badge … Read the full story!