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Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 
Let's hear it for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math!

Girl Scouts throughout the Twin Falls area had a STEM-tastic experience at the council's first annual southcentral Idaho STEM "Explore Your World" event on October 24 at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science. More than 50 Girl Scouts and 30 parent/guardians from rural and urban areas around southcentral Idaho enjoyed natural history exhibits, Native American artifacts, planetarium shows, solar viewing and hands-on reptile education. The Discover Technology STEM bus was also on site, providing girls with experiential learning on topics ranging from robotics, 3D printing, electronics and more.
Due to the generosity of the Gladys E. Langroise Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, seven Girl Scouts and troop volunteers from the Duck Valley Indian Reservation were able to experience the event and be exposed to a variety of STEM fields. Girls from Duck Valley do not get many chances to leave the reservation so this event was especially important to the girls and their leaders.
Thank you to the Herrett Center for Arts and Sciences and Discover Technology for a fun, educational experience for our girls! 

This little piggy stayed warm

We're sorting socks and counting pairs. It looks like we will exceed our goal of 10,000 pairs of socks for the Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes Sock Drive with Icon Credit Union.

Brian R., Marketing Coordinator from Icon Credit Union said of the participating Troop, sock donors, and volunteers, "Simply put, you've outdone yourself and the 2015-16 sock drive has simply been bonkers thus far".
Stay tuned for our final sock count!

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage in the News

Girl Scouts in our council are always working hard for their community! You can read about the continued success of Nolan's Trail ( here), Shoes for Haiti Project ( here), or how they honored long time volunteer Willa M. ( here), all in Ketchum, ID!

Girls Get Going
Bucking national trends, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage membership continues a steady incline. Read about it in the Idaho Statesman by clicking here, or in the Idaho State Journal here. You can also  read what our fearless leader wrote in her Letter to the Editor, here. Thanks Maureen!

Other Worthy News
Girl Scouts' Visions program received support from U.S. Bank, read the full article  here. You can read more about the support from the John F. Nagel Foundation, ICON Credit Union, D.L. Evans Bank, the Simplot Foundation, the Idaho Community Foundation, and the the Whittenberger Foundation by clicking here

And that's not all, folks! There are more girls and leaders to congratulate, more projects helping others, and a steady stream of Thank You's! Follow us on Facebook or check out our Blog for continuous updates.
Volunteer Spotlight
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.    ~Elizabeth Andrew

Meridian Troop Leader, Wendi Clark, took time out of her schedule to chat about what volunteers do. 

What is the most difficult thing about being a volunteer?
When the girls were 4th graders, we did a Fall Retreat at Camp Alice Pittenger. It was challenging for me...

Find out how Wendi has made Girl Scouts a part of her life, by clicking here!
Scouting Stars Eastern Idaho

Scouting Stars in Eastern Idaho is an event that recognizes Girl Scouts and volunteers in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and the surrounding areas who have demonstrated 
extraordinary vision, achievement, and leadership. 

The awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Idaho Falls where our distinguished guest speakers included Joy Storer of D.L. Evans Bank and Idaho Falls Mayor, Rebecca Casper.  

This talented group of Girl Scouts included 7Bronze Award recipients, 2 Silver Award recipients, a Lifesaving Award, and a Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Amazing!

Congratulations on all of your hard work and achievements!

  • Girl Scouts
  • Tracie Bates
  • Marie Cleverly
  • Kathryn Humble
  • Echo Jensen
  • Brianna Maestas
  • Ella Ann Orgill 
  • Kodilyn Shanks
  • Journi Smith
  • Nancy Stewart
  • Don and Anne Johnson
  • Mary Wilding

Watch for a  Scouting Stars honoring Girl Scouts and Volunteers in the Treasure Valley an d
 Twin Falls -- July 2016! 

Oh What Fun!
  • Did you catch your local Veterans Day Parade? Girl Scouts of Silver Sage were well represented in honor of our Veterans. In Boise, over 30 Troops marched along side CEO Maureen O'Toole and First Lady Lori Otter.
  • Cookies are coming! Do you have your supply list compiled? You can purchased cookies from a Girl Scout online or in person starting January 15, or during Booth Sales every weekend from Feb. 27 - March 13.
  • Making Spirits Bright! Girl Scouts all across the council helped to spread Holiday Cheer and help those who needed it the most. You can view or add to the photos we have posted on Flickr. 
Your Generous Contributions

Thank you to the following organizations and foundations for their generous grants:

The LAG Employee Community Fund through Idaho Power and IDACORP, Inc. for a $1,025 grant and Southern Employee Community Fund through Idaho Power and IDACORP, Inc. for a $600 grant, The Valley Corvettes for a $1,000 contribution and Corvettes of Southeast Idaho for $500 contribution, Soroptimist International of Garden City for a $1,000 contribution and our dear friends at 2015 Girl Scout Roundup Reunion for a $1,000 contribution for our programs.

Idaho Power for a $5,000 camp sponsorships, D.L. Evans for $2,500 for year-round sponsorship, and Simplot for $5,000 for Girl Scout programs and activities in Eastern Idaho.

The Visions program for low-income, at-risk girls was recently awarded three grants.  The Whittenberger Foundation for a grant of $3,000,  The John F. Nagel Foundation for a grant of $10,000, and a grant of $36,000 from the Troxell Fund, Inc.

Kristi and Rodney Kesler of Kesler Construction for their contribution of $500 to our newly started Shower House Campaign that will improve girls experience at Camp Alice Pittenger.

Kohl's for providing volunteers and a donation of $1,500 for our programs through the 2015 Color Run, and the 2015 Color Run for their contribution of $5,650.

Lastly, we would like to thank you, our loyal donors. We can't do what we do without people like you. 

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