Columbia River Girl Scout Council


Columbia River Council's OFFICIAL web site is up and going strong! You can find it HERE.

Located in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States, Girl Scouts - Columbia River Council, Inc. stretches from the Pacific Ocean between Tillamook, Oregon and Long Beach, Washington inland across both the Coast Mountain Range and the Cascade Mountain Range to include The Dalles in Oregon and Goldendale in Washington. Included in it's jurisdiction are the communities of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, Mt. Hood, and the scenic Columbia River Gorge area. Named after the second largest river on the North American continent, Girl Scouts - Columbia River Council serves the girls in 13 counties of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

Girl Scouts are divided into 5 different levels:

New troops are formed each year from interested girls and adult volunteers. There are also existing troops that have openings from time to time as spaces become available. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts please contact the Council Service Center listed below. Adults are always welcome to become Girl Scout Leaders. Training is provided. For more information about how you can help the girls of your community contact the Council Service Center.


  • Girls served:....14,056
  • Adults Leaders, Board members and Staff:....3,491
  • Two states:....Oregon and Washington
  • Thirteen Counties:
    Clackamas County, Oregon
    Clatsop County, Oregon
    Hood River County, Oregon
    Multnomah County, Oregon
    Sherman County, Oregon
    Tillamook County, Oregon
    Wasco County, Oregon
    Washington County, Oregon
    Clark County, Washington
    Skamania County, Washington
    and parts of:
    Columbia County, Oregon
    Klickitat County, Washington
    Pacific County, Washington

    The council maintains 3 camps:


    Just off the Sunset highway in Cornelius, Oregon, at the foothills of the Coast Range. Facilities include the Lodge, the Pavilion, the Rafters, an adirondack, and several primitive sites. There is a large meadow which is ideal for games, and a nearby pond for environmental study.


    A winterized lodge in a large wooded area close to the Mt. Hood National Forest. This 2-story building in Rhododendron, Oregon is an ideal site for troops/groups interested in snow skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and other traditional winter sports, as well as hiking and other nature study during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.


    Located near Stevenson, Washington in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, this is the council's Resident Camp site during the summer months. Spring and fall the camp is open to troops/groups. There are 4 main unit houses, a lodge, platform tents, teepees, cabins, and other primitive camp areas for tents. Canoeing on Home Lake is one of the many activities offered, as well as a swimming pool. The camp is nestled between Wind Mountain and Dog Mountain, and there are still some building and camp areas in the original Wind Mountain area of the property.

    There are also two Girl Scout Houses available for troop/group use. Please call the Service Center to reserve:

    Council Service Center:
    Girl Scouts - Columbia River Council, Inc.
    P.O. Box 2427
    15171 SW Bangy Road
    Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035-0096
    Business Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    (503) 620-4567 or
    Fax (503) 598-6556

    Girl Scout Shop Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    (Except July and August)

    (503) 598-6550 or

    Troops in our council with their own Home Pages:

    Brownie Troop 50,Tigard, Oregon This is an old link...they may not exist any longer)

    Brownie Troop 406, Banks, Oregon. This is an old link...they may not exist any longer)

    Junior Troop 1380, Tigard, Oregon This is an old link...they may not exist any longer)

    Troop 573, Sherwood, Oregon (Can't Tell What Level...Brownie or Junior?)

    Senior Troop 927, Portland, Oregon

    Neighborhoods in our council with their own Home Pages:

    Lewis River 2-1, Battle Ground, Washington

    Evergreen 2-3 and Mountain View 2-4 (Unofficial), Vancouver, Washington

    Wah-Kee-Nah Neighborhood 4-3, St. Helens, Oregon

    A listing of other Councils in Oregon and Washington:
    Check out these other areas:
    Other Scout-related sites.
    A Local Hero.
    Our Local Community.
    Glossary of Girl Scout terms.
    Songs Links for Guides and Scouts.
    Graces for Guides and Scouts, A-L
    Graces for Guides and Scouts, M-Z
    Games To Teach Values.
    Games Just For Fun.
    More Games Just For Fun.
    Skill-Building Games.
    More Skill-Building Games.
    Games With a Purpose.
    Balls, Beanbags, & Relay Games.
    Singing and Night Games.
    WAGGGS Games.

    Beadie Critters Craft Page.

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