Daisy Troop 50102 members Anna Pentland, 6, from left, Jilaina McConnell, 6, and Katie Zaw, also 6, make bead necklaces during the Girl Scouts’ 100-year anniversary celebration at the Moose Lodge in Bend on Wednesday. Girls from kindergarten to 12th grade can be members of the group. Girl Scout Daisies, like these girls, are the first step in the hierarchy of the organization and include kindergartners and first-graders. The next step up is Brownies, which is for second- and third-grade girls. Girls who are interested in joining the Girl Scouts can call the Bend service center at 541-389-8146.
They arrive from every corner of Oregon — and even from across the country — on a remote gravel road just outside the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Thirty cars line the small parking area at Whitewater Trailhead 68 miles east of Salem, their owners stepping into the bright sunlight on a recent Saturday wearing hiking boots and carrying backpacks for a journey into one of the… ... more