Sunday, August 10, 2008

Report on Santiam’s Special Delegte Meeting

Girl Scouts of Santiam Council had its special delegate meeting on Saturday August 9, at Bush Park in Salem. The weather cooperated for our outdoor setting and more than 70 delegates and visitors joined together as we made history. The delegates voted almost unanimously (there was one dissenting vote) to approve the plan and agreement for merger. Santiam Council was the first of the four legacy councils (the others being Columbia River, Western Rivers and Winema) to ask its membership to approve the plan and agreement for merger. Many thanks go to the delegates who took this historic step in leading the way for all the councils in Oregon to join together and form Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Suggestions needed

As part of the council realignment process, the way in which services are delivered and support is provided to volunteers throughout the council is being reviewed and updated. While no boundaries for service delivery jurisdictions have been set, the service delivery subcommittee of the Council Realignment Committee is looking for input on the names of the geographic units that will make up our new council.

In general, the structure will consist of the new council jurisdiction being divided into a number of primary geographic areas. These primary geographic areas will be further divided up into secondary geographic areas.

The service delivery subcommittee is looking for suggestions for names for both the primary and the secondary geographic areas. The only criteria for suggestions is that they NOT be terms that have been used by any of the legacy councils in the past (i.e. service unit, neighborhood, association, VISTA, district, etc.). Click here to enter the survey page.

Suggestions will be taken until midnight on August 10. Feel free to submit multiple entries.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Special Delegate Meeting Set

Special Delegate Meeting to Vote on the Realignment Plan
Saturday, August 9
Bush Park, Salem
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

As part of the realignment process, delegates from Santiam Council will need to vote on the final merger document that will result in the creation of Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Included in the merger document will be the slate of officers and members-at-large for the board of the new council, the bylaws and the articles of incorporation.

11 a.m. - Delegate and Visitor Registration
11:30 - Formal Business Meeting and Vote
Noon - 1 p.m. - lunch is served!

The meeting will be a family affair, so bring the kids and spouse along! A picnic-style lunch will be served to all in attendance. In addition to being a great location for the meeting, Bush Park provides the perfect outdoor setting for family fun, games and

Those in attendance will also be the first to view the "blueprint" of the new council. This document will include the following information on our new council:
  • fact sheet (area served, girl membership, adult membership, properties owned and leased, etc.)
  • vision statement
  • outline of service delivery system
  • governance structure
  • financial information
Additional information on this meeting will be sent to delegates in the next few weeks, including the agenda, additional information on the items on which delegates will be asked to vote and directions to the location. Information will also be available on Santiam Council's web site.

Everyone is invited to this fun and historic event. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Launch Website!

We're excited to announce the launch of the interim website for Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. You can view it at Visit the site often for the latest news of the realignment!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Contact Us With Your Questions

If you have questions regarding the realignment, please email us at