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Tip of the Month
Did you know that finding and registering for activities is easier on our new website? Check out the new color coded calendar, and event list! For example, blue is for Outdoor/Camp and green is for STEM!
Only looking for certain type of activity or only for a certain level? Try out the search box by typing in what you are looking for, such as,"junior" or "gold award training"!
For more information on all events or to register, please click on the event name.
Training for Girls 
Gold Award Training:
Feb 13
Mar 13 
Training for Volunteers
Journey Training: 
Feb 7
Mar 1 
102 Training:
Feb 8 
Mar 15
Mar 16
Community Partner Spotlights
Working on a media related badge, like the Junior Entertainment Technology Badge, or Cadette Digital Movie Badge? Contact one of our community partners and set up a tour of their facilities!
 
KIVI TV
Either visit them online , or email Kiley Schlader, Office Manager at kiley.schlader@scripps.com or call 208-381-6630.

Idaho News Channel 7, KTVB
Use this link to contact them for a tour!
"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. 
Give to Girl Scouts While You Shop  
There are two easy ways to give back to back to Girl Scouts through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program and AmazonSmile. If you have any questions about these programs,  please call Sasa Milo at (208) 377-2011, ext. 7252.  
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
Treasure Valley

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Council Program Patches 
Earn Now: Cookemon &  Girl Scout Week 
Cookemon
This patch program gives 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 every 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 patch series is a way for Girls Scouts to learn and experience more in the outdoors. It will have eight smaller patches that will combine into one larger patch!
STEMtastic
The STEMtastic patch is a brief introduction to STEM: the fun, the facts, and the fantastic! Girls will discover what each letter means, connect with how it impacts them, and take action by imagining 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! 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 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!
Camp Experience Contest
Are you a Junior or older Girl Scout who has attended a camp session at Camp Alice Pittenger? Share your experience! Send us a 250-350 word email explaining in detail your favorite moment at camp and how attending camp has positively impacted your life. We will be choosing one lucky winner to read their story at the CAP Shower House Ceremony on May 20th. Click here for more info!

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 !  

Idaho Youth Conservation Corps
March 15th 7:00pm-8:00pm at GSSSC Headquarters
Idaho Conservation Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives. Join us and a female Idaho Youth Corps Coordinator to learn more!  Click here to register!
 
What's Happening in STEM?
D iscovery Center Night 2.0
March 30, 6pm-9pm
Due to the popularity of the last Discovery Center event, we are having another Girl Scout Night! Come explore the new exhibit, Matter Splatter and see Sue the T.Rex.  Click here for more information and to register!

Spring Break Create and Explore 1-Day Camps at  Friendship Square
March 27, 9:30am-3:30pm, Brownies and Juniors
March 28, 9:30am-3:30pm, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
Attending Girl Scouts will get the best of both world's at this camp!  Combining both Outdoor and STEM programming, campers will get to earn their Art in the Outdoors badge, and explore STEM through hands-on activities. Cost is $30, and registration is required. For more info and to register, click on the appropriate level above!

STEM Exploration Day 2017
Saturday, April 29, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Come join us at our 4th Annual STEM Day!  Girl Scouts, Junior to Ambassador, are invited to a hands-on, fun-filled, and STEMsational afternoon. Click here for more info!
Other News To Know
4th Annual Friendship Fest
Thursday, June 8, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Barber Park Event Center
Plans are now underway for our largest fundraiser of the year, Friendship Fest! The event will feature live music by Bay Area musician Michael McNevin, upscale BBQ from fellow non-profit Life's Kitchen, games, libations and a live auction. 
One hundred percent of the net proceeds from this event will benefit Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. 

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 us on Instagram for all the newest items, sales, chances to win merchandise and more!  

Drug Free Idaho Community Conversation
Tuesday, March 7th, 4:30pm-7:30pm 
South Junior High 3101 Cassia St, Boise
Watch the award winning  documentary film,  The Hungry Heart,  and hear from local experts and a participant from the film  about the g rowing health problem of prescription drug addiction. Teens are welcomed and encouraged to attend with a parent. Click here for more information

Girl Media Team for G.I.R.L. 2017
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!
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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.
Sincerely,
Jeannie Pattan
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Coucnil