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St. Luke's FitOne
Can GSSSC be the largest team at FitOne on September 23? We are already over 100 people! Join us for this annual friends and family event. There are FitOne patches for the girls and fun for the whole family. Make sure to check out the training program and shoe discount with Fleet Feet below! Register for FitOne by clicking here!
Fleet Feet's  "One Fit Girl Scout" Program
One Fit Girl Scout is a brand new program to introduce Girl Scouts to health and fitness, teach them to set goals, and empower them to make positive changes in their own lives! this program will include: virtual training to train for the FitOne event (FitOne Registration  is not included), tips on how to incorporate badges into the training, proper shoe fitting session, and running shoes! For more information and to register, click here!
"Sound the Alarm" with the Red Cross
September 29 10am-4pm
This fall the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho is holding a major smoke alarm installation event called Sound the Alarm. Red Cross volunteers and community volunteers will install smoke alarms in homes for FREE in at risk neighborhoods in the Treasure Valley. We need your help to make homes in the West Treasure Valley safer! Participating Girl Scouts will earn a patch and all volunteers are provided a lunch. 

Boise Public Library's
Art Contest
Due July 31 at 5pm
Draw or paint your favorite comic book, television, or movie character!  Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in adults, teens, and kids categories. Winning entries will be displayed at Library Comic Con!
Click here for more info!

Scout Days at Roaring Springs
Scout Night: Friday, August 4 
Click here 
to purchase tickets!



Volunteer Training
102 Training:
Registration is required for all training sessions.

Volunteer University & More
Our website is full of useful information for our volunteers, from online volunteer trainings in Volunteer University to useful links in the Volunteer Resource Central to support your programming efforts with the girls line the NEW Let's Go! Troop Travel Resource Guide.
 
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?

Helping You Get Them Outside
"Get Girls Outside" VTK Banner
The summer camping season is fast approaching and as girls are planning their next camping trip, the Volunteer Toolkit "Get Girls Outside!" functionality contains  a selection of badges with new outdoor-focused activities girls can earn.  Click on the "Get Girls Outside!" banner in the VTK to learn more about the evergreen tree icon that indicates when a badge has additional outdoor-focused activities!   
Videos
Check out  these great short videos GSUSA has put together to help you and older girls engage K-5 Girl Scout outdoor activities and understand the Outdoor Progression chart and patches:

GSSSC Retail Team 

A Message
From the GSSSC Store

We will be offering free shipping July 22-July 21!

Summer Hours:
9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Store Closures:
July 4
July 17- July 21
July  2017
Treasure Valley
All GSSSC offices will be closed
July 4th in honor of Independence Day.
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Welcome to the New Program Chat!
Program Chat Got A Makeover!
To help you to get the most our of our monthly newsletter, we have made a few changes. Program Chat will start with a special featured piece and the rest of the content will be separated into the following categories:
Outdoor Program & Camp
STEM
Girl Experience
 Volunteer Resources
Community Connections
GSSSC Retail Team

July's Feature: Scouting Stars!

Scouting Stars 2017 
July 27 11:30am-1:00pm
Grove Hotel in Boise
$20 per person   ( includes lunch)
Scouting Stars is shaping up to be an incredible event! You'll join Olympian Gold Medalist and awesome motivator, Kristin Armstrong, in celebrating Scouting Star recipients in the Treasure Valley. 
These Girl Scouts have gone above and beyond courage, confidence, and character and we can't wait to see them shine. Spaces are limited and registration is required.
Click here to register!

Earn Patches This Summer!
 
Resident Summer Camp 2017
Camp Alice Pittenger & Ta-Man-A-Wis
  Camp Alice Pittenger is open and campers are having an amazing summer. There is still space available in some sessions. Camp Ta-Man--Wis will be opening in July and still has space left! Check out more on camp  here !  


Loon Lake Loop Backpacking Trip
August 18th-August 20th 
Cadettes and older, join a few of our outdoor program volunteers as you spend the weekend camping and backpacking the Loon Lake Loop located outside of McCall. Fine tune your outdoor skills and learn new ones while making great friends along the trail. This adventure will also assist in earning part of the NEW Outdoor Progression Patch. Click here for more information on what to expect and how to register!
      July & August Events:
 
Reuseum Free STEM Workshops
Our Community Partner, the Reuseum is hosting a variety of FREE  summer  STEM workshops sponsored by the Idaho Stem Action Center! Workshoptopics include Recycled Robots,  Fidget Spinners, Squis hy Circuits, hovercrafs and more!  Sessions  will be running July 3rd-Sept 18th, space is limited to 15 students per class, and every participant will take something home! 
The Reuseum is also hosting a Girl Scout-only Makers Workshop on July 25th-July 27th from 2pm-4pm. Participants will build a hand held hovercraft that will be controlled by Bluetooth. 
To view dates, and more information on how to register, click here!

STEM Action Center Scholarships
Scholarships are available for STEM-related camps for lower income girls, thanks to the generous funding from the Idaho STEM Action Center. Funds are limited, so don't wait!
The following activities are eligible:
Solar Eclipse Excursion (S.E.E. 2017)
Girl Scouts, Brownie through Ambassador, join us at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis for the GSSSC Solar Eclipse Excursion (S.E.E. 2017).  Spend the night, eat s'mores, star gaze, learn about why eclipses happen, participate in hands-on activities, make solar eclipse viewers, and watch the eclipse!  There are only 40 spots available and applications will be treated first come, first served, so click here to learn more and to download the registration form!  
PA/VIT Training
July 25 9:30am-2:30pm
$10 per girl (includes lunch, workbook & award)
The Program Aide (PA) Award for Cadettes and
Volunteer-in-Training Award for Senior and  Ambassador  Girl Scouts is designed to help girls discover their talents in mentoring and leading  younger children.  Click here  to register and to learn more!  
Self Defense Classes
Join Empty Hands Combat as you explore your courage. Learn about self-defense while having fun and maybe event break a board!
July& August Event Links
Gold Award Training, Seniors & Ambassadors; July 10
Gold Award Training , Seniors & Ambassadors; Aug 14
Playing the Past Badge Workshop , Juniors; August 19
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If you have a story or community partner that you would like to share, please email us at program@girlscouts-ssc.org.