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Reuseum FREE Workshop for Girl Scouts
Saturday, August 5 12pm-5pm
To register for the Girl Scout only Hovercraft workshop, email cc@educate.reuseum.org !
New Journeys & Badges!
New Journeys and badges are here and we want you to be among the first to get the exciting details. Keep an eye out for more information and make sure to visit the VTK, but here's a sneak peak of what's coming your way:
STEM JOURNEYS
Engineering | Think Like an Engineer: 
Girls learn how to think like a  designer  by participating in hands- on design challenges. (Daisy, Brownie, Junior)
Computer Science | Think Like a Programmer: 
Girls  participate in interactive  computational  thinking activities to  learn how programmers solve problems.(Daisy, Brownie, Junior)
Outdoor STEM | Think Like a Citizen Scientist
Girls learn the scientific  method by undertaking a citizen science project.  (Daisy, Brownie, Junior)
STEM Badges
Engineering | Robotics
Girls design their own robots after learning how they're  built and programmed.  (Daisy, Brownie, Junior)
Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Girls complete hands  on engineering  activities, such as building and testing roller coasters, race cars, and jumping  robots. (Daisy, Brownie, Junior)
Volunteer Training
Please check our website for other upcoming volunteer training opportunities. 
Fall Product Training
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage will be hosting a Fall Product Program September 29 - October 15, 2017 . During the sale, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to sell nuts & candy and online sales of magazine subscription items to raise troop funds and earn awesome rewards.Join us for Fall Product Training! Service Unit and Troop Volunteers are invited to these Council led trainings to learn all about the Fall Product Program:
Boise: 
Date: Wed, September 6th 
Location: Hays Memorial Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd Boise, ID 83702.  (Inside the Boise Public Library, through the children's area).
SUPM Training 6:30pm-8:30pm
Troop Training 7:15pm-8:30pm
Nampa:
Date:Tues, September 5th 2017
Location: Crossroads Community Church, Main Building Gym, 4170 E Amity Ave, Nampa, ID 83687
SUPM Training 6:30pm-8:30pm
Troop Training 7:15pm-8:30pm
To register for Fall Product Training,  click here!
For general information about Fall Product, click here!

Save the Date
Super Saturdays 
We hope our volunteers will join us for an exciting day of fun, networking and camaraderie while they participate in learning opportunities that will enhance their skills and knowledge and assist them in building girls of courage, confidence and character.  This event is a great chance for leaders to do something for themselves while still impacting their work with girls.  Not a troop leader?  No problem.  This is a great event for any adult in Girl Scouts to receive enrichment training and learn something new.
Dates: 
Pocatello- October 21
Twin Falls- November 4
Boise- November 18
Please watch for more information and registration.
Community Partner Resource Guide
Did you know that all of our Community Partner and what they  can offer troops is available to you in the Resource Guide?
 
Boise Veteran's Day Parade
November 4, 2017
Join your fellow Girl Scouts in the tradition of walking in the Boise Veteran's Day Parade! Troops need to register here with password: 2017parade).  
There will be two participant meetings and new entries must attend one of the dates, (returning entries need not attend). Dates for meeting will be given after entry approval.
At the parade, Girl Scouts will assemble as a single entry with Daisys in front followed by each level with all leaders to the rear. Cadettes will skirt the entry to provide safety and flow control. 

St. Luke's FitOne
September 23, 2017
Join us for this annual friends and family event. There are FitOne patches for the girls and fun for the whole family. Register for FitOne by clicking here !

Fleet Feet
Get New Shoes!
Fleet Feet Meridian, our awesome new Community Program Partner, is providing kid's shoes to The Girl Scouts of Silver Sage for 50% OFF! These are very nice running shoes from New Balance. If you would like to order yours today, please visit their website, fill out the form completely, and Fleet Feet will contact you with more details. Forms due by August 7th.
They will be having a fun park day in September where everyone will get their shoes! It will be before FitOne so everyone can were their new shoes for the race.
August  2017
Treasure Valley

August's Feature:
The Total Solar Eclipse!

Are you "totally" prepared for Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 201 7?!
GSUSA Eclipse Box Activity Guide & Kit
Developed in partnership with NASA and other organizations, the guide supports activities for learning about the Sun, light, our solar system, and eclipses. They draw upon hands-on, safe activities suitable for girls as well as adults. While these activities are designed to help girls prepare for the total eclipse of the Sun in 2017, they can be used beyond the eclipse as part of your Girl Scout programs.
See the Eclipse Activity Guide here, or check out the activity reference cards! (A limited supply of kits containing materials needed to do the Eclipse Box activities will be available through the store). 
GSSSC Retail Store 
The Store has eclipse related items available for purchase! Buy viewing glasses, commemorative patches and glow-in-the-dark shirts, eclipse guides and more! Check out their website or contact them today! 
NASA Resources
Want to learn more about the eclipse but don't know where to start? Check out the  NASA eclipse website  for everything from  Eclipse 101  to  activities for kids   to  important safety info

You still have time to earn a patch (or two!) this summer!
Summer Bucket List: Due September 1st 
My Parks=My Adventure:  Due Sept. 30
Resident Summer Camp 2017
Lost & Found Items
If your camper is missing anything from their days at camp, please email a detailed description to camp@girlscouts-ssc.orgFor those campers in the Treasure Valley you will need to come in to the council office to pick them up. All lost & found items will be donated in the fall.

REI & Girl Scouts 
August 16, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm
Open to all girls, of all ages! Join GSSSC & REI for hands-on learning as you explore the seven principles of Leave No Trace and 10 essential items you should have with you when you go outdoors.To register, click here. To learn more about REI's commitment to getting more women outside, visit them at REI.com/forceofnature.

Girl's Weekend for Juniors at 
Bogus Basin
August 25-27
Junior Girl Scouts, spend some special time with a female adult relative (mom, aunt, grandma, etc.) at Bogus Basin. Girls and their adults will spend two nights sleeping in the Boise National Forest learning various outdoor skills, how to set up your own camp, Leave No Trace etiquette, hiking, exploring the forest and sleeping in tents. For more information and to register, click here!
New Journeys & Badges
Keep an eye out for more information and make sure to check out the VTK, but here is what's coming your way:
Outdoor Journey:
Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, this new Journey will deepen girls' outdoor skills through badges that lead to a Take Action project and inspire girls to take and interest in environmental stewardship. (Daisy- Ambassador)
Girls' Choice, Troop Camping Badges:
This year, girls from across the United States had the change to vote for their badge category and topic. And the winner is...Troop Camping!  (Daisy- Ambassador)

August Events:
Make sure to visit our website for all activities!
Fall Product
Information for Girls/Parents
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage will be hosting a Fall Product Program September 29 - October 15, 2017. During the sale, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to sell nuts & candy and online sales of magazine subscription items to raise troop funds and earn awesome rewards.  For more information about Fall Product and how it benefits your Girl Scout, click here!
Idaho Humane Society
New Patch Program!
The Idaho Humane Society has created a patch program for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Complete the requirements and receive a special patch! Contact them for requirement packet details. Cost is $3 per girl and includes packet and patch.  Contact: Nicole Post
Phone: (208) 377-1716 or (208) 342-3508
Email: education@idahohumanesociety.org
Website: www.idahohumanesociety.org/ 
Playing the Past Badge Workshop
August 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Junior Girl Scouts, imagine a girl or woman who lived in another time-period. You can be someone who really existed or an historical woman from your imagination. Give yourself a new name and get ready to live history! Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) will help you explore the past and earn your "Playing the Past" Badge! Cost per girl: $12 
For more information and to register, click here !
Jubilation 2018- Save the Date & Theme Reveal!
Jubilation is a tri-annual, volunteer-driven, council-sponsored troop camping event. It is the largest girl event in Silver Sage council, where girls and adults camp together and enjoy a weekend of exciting programs, ceremonies, and fun! Jubilation 2018 will be June 8-10 at Filer Fairgrounds and the theme will be "Make Your Dreams Possible"!
Teen Advisory Committee(TAC)
T he objective of the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) is to represent the council girl membership interests in council programming and the recruitment and retention efforts. TAC gives Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors the opportunity to serve as the council's voice for all girls in Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council. Through girl-led activities, the committee will enrich the lives of girls through possible leadership projects, mentorship and living by the Girl Scout Law. 
If you would like to apply to join TAC, please email program@girlscouts-ssc.org.  
August Event Links
Gold Award Training , Seniors & Ambassadors; Aug 14
Playing the Past Badge Workshop ,Juniors; August 19

GSSSC Retail Team 

A Message From the GSSSC Store
Store/All Office Closure:
-August 9th
Summer Hours:
-9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Fall Hours (September 1)
-9am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
-9am-7pm Thursday
-10am-2pm every second Saturday of every month

If you have a story or community partner that you would like to share, please email us at program@girlscouts-ssc.org.