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GirlFest 2012: A Girl-Tastic Celebration on Oct. 20

Imagine - an entire day filled with everything girls love! Girls and their families celebrate everything cool about being a girl on Oct. 20, sponsored by Girl Scouts of Western Washington!

Have you ever thought, “I sure wish there was one whole day where I could learn more about what I like and who I am?” If you’re a girl (or you know one!) and you live in Washington, then, boy, will you be excited to know that such a day exists! It’s called GirlFest, and it’s a daylong celebration of everything cool about being a girl!

GirlFest is October 20, at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Perhaps you’d like to study cool stuff under a microscope, or learn more about being a news reporter. Maybe you would like to climb a rock wall, play a guitar or make your own rocket? Learn about T-shirt design, video games, the environment, sample yummy local food and even hang out with some horses!

You can even shake your tail feather to hip hop dance lessons and super-cool concerts from snazzy stars like Savannah Outen and dreamy boy band, Invasion! Plus, get face painting, caricatures, nail stickers and henna tattoos. If you can dream it, you can find it at GirlFest!

Learn more, and buy tickets at: http://blog.girlscoutsww.org/girlfest/

We hope to see you there!

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Ann October 04, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I absolutely love this idea, especially that is it run by the GSA. They seem to be pretty selective in the type of businesses that are in the booths. So many of these events are chotzky-fests with pushy sales or fishing for your information.
Stefanie Ellis October 04, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Hello, Ann! Thank you so much for the enthusiasm for GirlFest! You're right - we are selective in who we invite. In fact, on our application, there are several essay questions. We want to be sure the folks who come align with the Girl Scout mission! And we want to be sure they offer something valuable for our girls. I hope you can attend! -Stefanie
Michelle Smith October 04, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Thanks for telling us about this, it sounds like a great event. My daughter and I are both looking forward to attending.
CoreyAnn October 07, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Thank you so much for posting this. Its on our calendar and I sent an invite out to friends to attend with us. Will there be Troop Leaders or other Administrative personnel on hand to ask questions about signing my daughter up? We have gotten a wee bit of runaround in our neighborhood and I just want to see if there is a Daisy option in our area or if I could lead a Troop. Thanks in advance for your response!
Stefanie Ellis October 08, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I'm so happy you'll be coming to GirlFest, Michelle!
Stefanie Ellis October 08, 2012 at 08:30 PM
CoreyAnn: Thank you for spreading the word about GirlFest to your friends! That's awesome! I am checking on your question so I can direct you the right booth. But I want you to keep my email handy and, if after GirlFest, you still have questions or need help connecting to someone, I will make sure that happens! We want you and your daughter to be a part of Girl Scouts of Western Washington! stefaniece@girlscoutsww.org
Stefanie Ellis October 08, 2012 at 09:33 PM
P.S. I found out more. Look for the folks wearing bright yellow shirts with buttons that say, “Ask Me About Girl Scouts.” They can answer your questions and get your information. And, like I said, I'll always be here to help! :)
dexterjibs October 10, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Girlfest? Seriously? Geez Louise this country is going down. Heck in a hand basket. If there was a boyfest, you can bet your bottom dollar there would be protests in the streets about the sexist attitudes of the people organizing something like that. Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Kendall Watson October 10, 2012 at 06:48 AM
@dexterjibs: LOL! Have you ever heard of the Boy Scouts of America? Mercer Island Patch proudly supports both community organizations (along with countless others) and happily publicizes the achievements of boys and girls here. Patch is open to all organizations to publish their community events and announcements as they see fit, so long as they comply with our Terms of Use found below. Or blog about them — as is the case here.

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