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Happening in the Community
Herrett Center
Twin Falls, ID
Get ready for the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse by watching the brand new planetarium show, "Eclipse: The Sun Revealed". Learn about how to safely view the eclipse, and why it even happens! After the recorded show, a live presenter will offer a mini program about the eclipse in Idaho, including tips on where to go for the best views! Click here for times and dates!
  

IMNH
Pocatello, ID
Predators: In My Backyard 
Mar 8th, 4pm-6pm, FREE
With 3D skull models from Idaho Virtualization Lab participants will compare prehistoric and modern predators. Learn about common characteristics of predators and why those make them successful. After that, build your own predator!  Click here for more info!


Art Museum
Idaho Falls,  ID
Art for Scouts 
Apr 11th, 4pm-5pm
A great tour opportunity for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. Tours include a guided exhibit exploration and hands-on art lesson with a museum art instructor. Pre-registration is required, click here for more info!
New Spring Break Camps!
Wild About Nature Art for ages 5-8, March 21-24, 1pm-4:pm
The Art of Nature for ages 9-12, March 21-24, 9am-3pm
Click here for more info about these camps!
Give to Girl Scouts While You Shop  
There are two easy ways to give back to back to Girl Scouts with Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program and AmazonSmile. If you have any questions about these programs,  please call Sasa Milo at (208) 377-2011, ext. 127.  
Fred Meyer customers can support Girl Scouts of Silver Sage by enrolling or re-enrolling in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. A percentage of every purchase will be donated to us with no cost to you! 
NOTE: If you have enrolled previously, now is the time to re-enroll in the program to ensure Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is connected to your Rewards Card.
Below are instructions on how to enroll ( these instructions are the same for re-enrollment ):
1. Visit FredMeyer.com.
2. Click 'Link your Rewards Card Now' and sign into your existing account or create a new one.
3. Link to Girl Scouts by searching for our name or non-profit number (88986).
You can also give to Girl Scouts with just a click of a button on Amazon! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, without any extra cost to you!
The following are instructions on how to enroll in AmazonSmile:
2. Sign into your existing account or create a new one.
3. Link to Girl Scouts of Silver Sage by searching for our name.
March 2017
Regional

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Council Program Patches 
Earn Now: Cookemon &  Girl Scout Week Patches!
Cookemon
This patch is an opportunity for an individual Girl Scout or troop to combine the skills of financial literacy and the cookie program into practical skills for the future! Collect a Cookemon patch year and for 2017, you can choose from S'moregon or Thintar or earn both!  Click here for the requirements!
Girl Scout Week
Girl Scout Birthday on March 12th commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. The activities in this patch program have been inspired by a combination of many different facets of the Girl Scout organization, including: the celebration of Girl Scout week, GSUSA curriculum and Girl Scout traditions. Click here for more info!
 
Coming Soon: Investing in My Future,
Outdoor Progression & 
STEMtastic !
Investing in My Future  
Designed with ICON Credit Union, the goal of this patch is to provide real-life experiences  for girls that will help the m become money mavens!
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  Outdoor Progression
This program is a way for Girls Scouts to learn and experience more in the outdoors. It will be eight smaller patches that will combine into one larger patch!
STEMtastic
The STEMtastic patch is a brief introduction into STEM: the fun, the facts, and the fantastic! Girls will discover what each letter means, connect with how it impacts them, and imagine how they can use STEM to make the world a better place!
Annual Conference 2017
Registration goes live March 1st! 
Annual Conference is just around the corner! Join us Friday night on April 7th for Country-Western dancing and delicious barbecue! Then on Saturday April 8th, enjoy workshops, the Award Luncheon, and Business Meeting. Workshop topics include: cyber bullying; drug prevention; distracted driving; incorporating STEM into your troop activities; the Outdoor Progression Patch, and more!
Annual Conference is open to all adult members.
Click here for more info!
Outdoor Opportunities 
Summer Camp 2017
Camp Alice Pittenger
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Space is limited in Muggle Magic with only two spots left (as of 3/1/17), but don't worry! We still have lots of space in our other exciting sessions. Sessions will fill fast, so check out the online brochure  here!
Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis
You asked and we listened! Girls' Weekend at TAM is sure to be the best outdoor fun you've had with your girl. Spend time hiking, stand up paddle boarding down at the Palisades Reservoir and creating arts and crafts with your favorite female relative! All camp sessions at TAM are open! For more information check out the online brochure here!

Get Outdoors Winter Fun Challenge 
You have a little bit of time left to complete the Winter Fun  Challenge!  Girls who complete 30 activities from the activity list and turn it in to Council by March 15th, will be entered in a drawing for a special prize!  Click here to download the form !  
Other News To Know
Reminders from the GSSSC Store 
Spring is almost here and to celebrate, the store will be offering free shipping March 17th-March 20th!
The store  has recently launched their new Facebook and Instagram pages to make your shopping experience easier. Make sure to go and "like" the Facebook page and follow them on Instagram for all the newest items, sales, chances to win merchandise and more!  

Girl Media Team
GSUSA has a great opportunity for Junior through Ambassador girls nationwide, in the form of the Girl Media Team. Members will serve as spokespeople for the Girl Scout Movement via prerecorded "Convention TV" spots, live television, radio interviews, and more!  Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

"Make Your Own Badge" GSUSA Site is Shutting Down
The Make Your Own badge site, created in 2011, was designed to provide girls with the option to create a badge they didn't see offered and were interested in earning. But the number of girls making their own badges has been declining since 2013. The Girls' Choice badge process, now in its third year, effectively reaches a larger number of girls. Consequently, the Make Your Own badge site will be no longer as of June 30, 2017. 
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Sincerely,
Jeannie Pattan
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage