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Daisy Circle is Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho’s, easy monthly giving program named after Girl Scouts founder, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low! This opportunity is designed to cultivate philanthropy among friends, members, and volunteers of Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Daisy Circle members create a sustainable base of individual giving and reduces our Council’s reliance on earnings from product sales.

Monthly gifts make a BIG impact! By making a financial contribution, you sustain our mission and ensure girls and volunteers have a meaningful Girl Scout experience. We hope to give more girls access to this critical program, at a time when they need it most. We have a generous financial aid program and offer girls in need, program fees, uniforms, camp experiences, strong trained leaders, and an opportunity to participate in the premier leadership program for girls.  Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. 

GIRL SCOUTS HELPS GIRLS

· Form and maintain healthy relationships

· Seek challenges and learn from setbacks

· Develop a strong sense of self

· Display positive values

· Learn to identify and solve problems in their community

DID YOU KNOW?

Girl Scouts fuels the female leadership pipeline.

LEARNING LOSS

Girl Scouts has always been committed to developing girls’ curiosity and academic success. Research shows that participating in Girl Scouting is positively linked to academic achievement and school engagement. Girl Scouts are more likely to earn “excellent grades” and 2.5 times more likely to go on to earn a bachelor’s degree. What’s more, Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to participate in out-of-school-time activities that engage them in active learning; today, as many girls are learning from home in a variety of ways, this is significant.

MENTAL HEALTH

As we face disruptions in our in-person programming, we are keenly aware that the sisterhood of Girl Scouts is now more important to girls than ever. Our research shows that Girl Scouts makes girls feel part of something bigger than themselves and helps them develop a strong sense of self. In fact, 80% of Girl Scouts have confidence in themselves and their abilities and are happy with who they are as a person compared with 68% of non-Girl Scouts. Furthermore, 60% of Girl Scouts develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively compared with 43% of non-Girl Scouts. And this impact can last: a full 89% of Girl Scouts alums report being satisfied overall with their lives.

LIFE SKILLS

Life skills, beginning with civic engagement and expanding to healthy living, communication skills, practical skills, and global citizenship, form the foundation of activities that help girls grow as Girl Scouts. In Girl Scouts, girls learn social and emotional skills that enable them to team up with other girls, come up with creative solutions to problems, and form a team to make those solutions a reality.

FINANCIAL STRUGGLES

We are here to support all girls in our program regardless of the family’s economic status. We never want circumstances related to income, family involvement, and access to be a roadblock to success. Through school based troops we combat the barriers that often prevent girls from participating in Girl Scouts.  Both lack of support and the financial burden on families are the most frequently cited obstacles preventing girls from participating in Girl Scouts. Girls need us now more than ever before, and we are committed to helping every girl be the best version of herself through our proven program.

That is why, even in the face of a global pandemic, we cannot stop. We cannot let girls down. Just as we encourage girls to seek challenges and take healthy risks, we are taking stock of our organization’s capacity to adapt and thrive while overcoming obstacles. We are choosing to look at the challenges we face right now as opportunities.

To do this, we need the support of visionary leaders and philanthropists like you to help us provide and develop the programs that are most important to girls today. Your investment in Girl Scouts is an investment in our community, in our country and in our future. Together, we can help girls discover their untapped potential and build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Join us.

For more information contact Julie Morin at 509-747-8091 ext 204 or jmorin@gsewni.org.