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For more information on all events or to register, please click on the event name. Registration is required for most activities.
Registration is required for all training sessions.
Training for Girls 
Gold Award Training:
June 12 
Training for Volunteers
Journey Training:
June 6
102 Training:
Community Partner Spotlights  
Challenge Island
Challenge Island offers a wide array of exhilarating, collaborative STEMtastic programming for kids ages 4 to 14+. Their action-packed options are available to Troops! Visit their website , and contact boise@challenge-island.com for more information! 
 
Did you know that all of our Community Partners and what they can offer troops is available to you in the Resource Guide? Check it out here!
PA/VIT Training
Program Aide (PA) & Volunteer-in-Training (VIT) training has now been combined into one session. 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.
Cost is $10 per girl and includes lunch, workbook, and award (when other requirements met).  Click here  for more information and to register!
GSSSC 
Gold Award
Support Page
 
The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond. 
The purpose of this group is for Gold Award Alumni to help and encourage fellow Girl Scouts that are working towards their Gold Award.
Click here to join the group!
Scholarship Opportunity for Teens
 
Teen Travel Writing Scholarship  
The tenth annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship is available to junior- and high-school students between the ages of 13 and 18.  The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, with cash prizes of $500 and $250 going to the second- and third-place authors. The work of twenty honorable mention nominees will be recognized with travel gifts. 
Entries will be accepted May 15-July 14, 2017.
See the Family Travel Forum website for complete program guidelines.
June  2017
Treasure Valley
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A Message from the Camp Manager
Summer camp is a place where kiddos can be wild and free.
"Yooper" in 3rd grade at camp in Michigan
It's a place where girls can grow courage by making new friends and facing their fears. Where girls gain confidence while they work their way across the low ropes challenge course. Summer camp becomes the experience that girls look back at years later and realize all that they really learned and how that helped create their strong, fearless character.

When I turned eight years old, I was old enough to attend sleep away camp. I learned about the animals that lived in the tall pine trees and how to face my fears of sailing. I met new friends and gained confidence in myself by singing camp songs as loud as I could... maybe that's why I'm so loud today! I looked forward to attending camp more than I thought about Christmas. I hated the fear of not  being able to attend the place I was happiest at because my family couldn't afford it. Camp was a place where I didn't worry about whether I was wearing name brand clothing or if my lunch looked different than eve ryone else's. It was a place I also didn't have to listen to my parents argue about money or other adult issues. I strongly feel that if it wasn't for the scholarships I was awarded to attend camp, I wouldn't be a Camp Manager today. Camp was (and still is) my happy place. 

Girl Scouts is a place where all girls are welcomed and told that they can be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do. GSSSC strongly believes that every girl deserves to experience camp. Campership (scholarship) money is still available for girls to attend Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis or Camp Alice Pittenger for the summer of 2017. Let's help girls experience all that camp offers!

Click  here for the Summer 2017 camp brochure and campership form. 

Hope to see you there,
Courtney "Yooper" Russell
Outdoor Program/Camp Manager
Get Outside this Summer!
Get Outdoors: The Summer Bucket List
May 1st- September 1st  
Get outdoors this summer, and complete the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Summer Bucket List! Enjoy an updated list with new activities, as well as some classics. Girls who complete 50* activities and turn the form into the Boise Council Office by September 1st, will be entered to win a special prize! Click here to get the form.

Summer Camp 2017
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Camp Alice Pittenger & Ta-Man-A-Wis
There is still space at both of our Girl Scout camps!  Don't miss out on a summer you won't want to forget!  Check out the online brochure  here  and get your registrations in. Scholarships are available so every girl can enjoy camp!
Get to Know Your Camp Leadership Staff
Want to know more about our awesome camp staff? Make sure to check out their bios !

Explore Outdoors Day Camps at Friendship Square
Click the links below to learn more:
June 26-June 20: Brownies
July 10-July 14 : Cadettes

My Parks=My Adventures: Idaho State Parks
To earn the My Parks=My Adventure Patch, explore the great outdoors by visiting Idaho's State Parks! Participate or attend one activity for at least three different State Parks. National Parks and State Parks outside of our council area will count towards this patch. Find the challenge 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!

Helping You Get Them Outside
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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:
What's Happening in STEM?
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!
Community Connections 
St. Luke's FitOne Run
 
$20 Registration Day is June 7th!
Troops, volunteers, girls, parents and families are invited to join our Friends and Family Team 
'Girl Scouts of Silver Sage' and celebrate National Running Day with a one-day-only 
$20* registration on June 7!
Click here  on June 7th to join the team!
*Offer valid on adult and teen entries. 
Children age 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

Keep an eye out for more information about our new partnership with Fleet Feet Sports this year for a special program that will give you an amazing discount on running shoes, free shoe fitting and a running program that will help you earn a badge!
Girl Scout Night at Boise Hawks Baseball
Friday, June 30th
Bring the whole family and join other Girl Scouts as we cheer on the Boise Hawks. Click here for more info and to download the order form
Would your troop like to present the colors? Do you know of a girl or girls that would like to sing the national anthem? 

Scout Days at Roaring Springs
Save the Dates!
Scout Day: Saturday, Ju ne 17
Scout Night: Friday, August 4
Click here to purchase tickets!


Boise Bicycle Project
Brownies and older, it's time to pull those bicycles out of the  garage, tune them up and get ready for summer fun on June 17! The Boise Bicycle Project will teach your how to do an ABC quick check and take care of any minor issues you may have with your bike.   Click here to learn more and to register!


Kaizen Farm Progams
Our community partner has some great programs coming up. Click on the following links to get more info and to register: 
Kaizen Farm Camps
June 23 &  June 24Horseback Riding for Juniors
Panera┬« Bread
Bakers in Training for Scouts
Looking for a new activity that is a fun and a creative learning experience? The Panera Bread┬« Bakers-in-Training program is the perfect outing for scout groups ages 5-12, and a great way to interest kids in kitchen essentials and the fundamentals of baking. Available in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Chubbuck.  Registration is $20 per child and classes must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. This price includes a hat and apron the kids can keep. 
  Their program aligns with several earned badges (not provided) for Girl Scout Troops, Wolves, Bears and Webelos. A Panera Bread fun patch is available to all scouts.  For more information or to schedule your visit, please visit http://bitkids.panerabread.com/scout-groups/
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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.