Cleanup before cookies: West Seattle Girl Scouts at Walking on Logs

If you drive past Walking on Logs at the Fauntleroy end of the West Seattle Bridge over the next week or two, you’ll see the sculptures dressed in Girl Scout garb, thanks to Troop 43141, fifth-grades who are second-year junior Scouts. We rolled a bit of video this afternoon as they embarked on what’s become an annual tradition just before cookie sales begin – decorating Walking on Logs, then picking up trash around the sculptures.

Troop 43141 is one of 25 West Seattle troops selling cookies this year – more than 30,000 boxes for starters between them, as we showed you in our story about the troops’ cookie pickup at a local loading dock last Saturday. Cookie sales start Friday and continue through March 14. Troop 43141’s leader Cynthia Voth and assistant leader Barb McGlothlin were at bridgeside with most of their 10 Scouts this afternoon, slogging through the muddy slopeside as traffic zoomed by – and gathering them for a group photo before they wrapped up:

Official permission to decorate Walking on Logs goes through the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, in case you wondered. And sometimes, items get left behind; Voth noticed a hobby-horse bearing the name “Roller Bull” was still at Walking on Logs, possibly from the Rat City Rollergirls‘ most recent stint decorating the site. She’s going to hold onto it for a week or so in case anyone wants to claim it (we’ll put you in touch with her if it’s yours, or if you’re interested). Meantime, look for Troop 43141 and others at locations around West Seattle starting Friday – the parent organization promises a Cookie Locator search box will be on their website once sales start, so you know where to find them and when.

10 Replies to "Cleanup before cookies: West Seattle Girl Scouts at Walking on Logs"

  • denise L. February 25, 2010 (8:16 am)

    O.K. I know this is about the Girl Scouts and I’m not complaining about THEM but gosh, I hate that “walking on logs” thing right there…it looks so retarded…why of all things did we put that there as a introduction to West Seattle?

  • Julie February 25, 2010 (9:25 am)

    Thank you, ladies, for the cleanup! Tilden is proud of you!

  • Mookie February 25, 2010 (11:25 am)

    denise L. — I understand your dislike of the walking on logs installation, but please make the time to read this discussion:

    And thanks for the clean-up, scouts! Also: Thin Mints. Thin Mints. Thin Mints.

  • momon35th February 25, 2010 (11:59 am)

    Girls, thank you for continuing the long tradition of Girl Scout eco-stewardship. Makes be proud to be a Scout alum!

  • COOKIE-LOVER February 25, 2010 (12:11 pm)

    I’VE SEEN BOXES!!! I just saw a man in the Junction with 4 boxes! Where did he get them so soon? Are sales going on today? I thought they started on Friday (tomorrow)?


    denise L. – please refrain from using the word ‘retarded’ thank you.

  • zero-to-life in West Seattle February 25, 2010 (1:34 pm)

    I’m guessing the cookie toting man bought cookies through preorder; then you get them delivered by your scout a few days before general sales. Plus, after you eat the pre-ordered boxes, you have plenty of time to buy replacements!!!

  • sam February 25, 2010 (1:53 pm)

    last year, I noticed that the boxes were smaller than in years past (but the price still goes up).
    did the boxes get smaller again this year ?

  • denise L. February 26, 2010 (12:58 am)

    Well now, for all you people i MAY have offended by using the word “retarded” I think you could probably know the context in which it came from…?I understand the whole issue but it’s again hyper analyzed…i have a relative who is Scitzophrenic and know all about words..but i don’t go hyper-sensitive about things.. Maybe i should have said I think the “artist” who designed that “thing” should have his head checked!!! Go girl scouts!

  • Nancy38 February 26, 2010 (11:21 pm)

    I’m curious about the comment that the WS Chamber of Commerce is the place to get permission to decorate the Walking on Logs. Did WSB verify this?

    • WSB February 26, 2010 (11:44 pm)

      That’s been my understanding for some time … And in this particular case, I’m pretty sure the troop leader knows that of which she speaks – Cynthia has worked for the Chamber. But if anyone is under the impression it works some other way – would love to hear about it and sort it out …

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