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Herrett Center in Twin Falls
 
The Herrett Center has lots of fun summer activities! Click here to view their summer workshops which include the physics of catapults, and creating solar pinhole projectors! Or maybe you want view the sun up-close but safely with a solar telescope? They have free admission for this on Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm until Labor Day! They also have an Eclipse themed planetarium show now playing that will help you be prepared and understand the eclipse coming up this August!
Idaho Museum of Natural History Pocatello
Check out IMNH's website  for fun and affordable summer programming. And if you haven't already, you definitely want to check out their current "Be the Dinosaur" Exhibit!
The ARTitorium in Idaho Falls
Have you visited the ARTitorium with your Girl Scout or troopyet?  Their vision is to provide welcoming, fun-focused, and imaginative experiences in the arts for children and families. Great place to have some fun and get out of the summer heat! Contact Georgina today to set up something for your troop!
Who:  Girls of all ages
Where: 271 W Broadway, Idaho Falls ID 83402
Contact: Georgina Goodlander, Visual Arts Director
Phone: (208) 522-0471
E-mail:
ggoodlander@idahofallsarts.org
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls
Have you attended one of their Art for Scouts classes yet? At only $2 per scout, it is a great deal and a fun opportunity! 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 to sign up for the next one on August 1st! 
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 Partners 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:
July  2017
Regional
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 the rest will be separated into the following categories:
Outdoor Program & Camp
STEM
Girl Experience
 Volunteer Resources
Community Connections
GSSSC Retail Team

July's Feature: STEM Day Idaho Falls

STEM Exploration Day 
July 29 9:00am-12:00pm
2645 Channing Way, EIRMC Medical Office Building (west of ER)
$5 per girl    (guardian free! )
Girls look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, will host our annual STEM Exploration Day in Idaho Falls to encourage Girl Scouts and their friends (4th grade and up) to explore their interest in STEM fields through partnerships with local STEM vendors. Click here  to see activity descriptions and to register. Special thanks to sponsors: EIRMC, AT&T, and Idaho STEM Action Center.

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 !  

Ross Park Rock Climbing
Friday, September 22 6pm-8pm
Ross Park, Pocatello
$8 per girl
On Belay! Conquer the climbing wall with our friends from Pocatello Parks and Recreation with your sister Girl Scouts. This event is for Brownies and older. 
 
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!  

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
PA/VIT Training
Friday, August 18 9:30am-2:30pm
Wood River YMCA (Ketchum)
$10 per girl (includes lunch, workbook & award)
The Program Aide (PA) Award for Cadettes and
Volunteer-in-Training Award for Senior a nd  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!
Want Council to host a training in your area? Contact program@girlscouts-ssc.org! 
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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.