Your Quarterly Girl Scout  News & Updates
Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 
Girl Scouts Give Back during Idaho Gives Day 2016

More than 250 Girl Scouts across the entire Silver Sage Council are giving back to their communities by volunteering on May 5. With sponsorships from Icon Credit Union, Kohl's, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, and Riche Dempsey and Assoc. each Girl Scout has the opportunity to earn a unique Idaho Gives Day patch for their service.
This, and other giving back projects across the state, serve as a thank you to each person who donates to Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council on Idaho Gives Day, and is just one example of more than 259,000 hours of community service performed by Girl Scouts of Silver Sage each year. 

One hundred percent of donations on Idaho Gives Day will support local Girl Scout programs and activities, volunteer training and financial aid for low-income girls. 

Girl Scouts work to protect endangered sea turtles at Playa Ostional, one of the worlds most important nesting sites for Olive Ridley sea turtles.
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage in the News

From Costa Rican sea turtle conservation  to the American Legion Chili Cook-Off in Blackfoot, Idaho Girl Scouts of Silver Sage are making waves in their communities. 

Speaking of communities, troops all across the council pitched in to Cookies From the Heart when we created a partnership with the United Dairymen of Idaho to raise milk and cookies for the Idaho Foodbank in the 'Cookies + Milk' charity. The Idaho Foodbank and the United Dairymen of Idaho where astonished when we reported that the Girl Scout troops had gathered nearly 10,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for food banks across Idaho! United Dairymen of Idaho matched this donation with a gallon of milk per box. The Idaho Foodbank celebrated this donation during it's  

Silver Sage Girl Scouts learn about Hawaii during World Thinking Day.

How about our outlying  communities ? Every year on February 22, Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day. Many Girl Scouts report that this is one of their  favorite  troop  activities  as they get to learn about other cultures and traditions. The photos and stories came flooding in, but you can have a  look  at how east Idaho Girl Scouts celebrated other girls around the world.

Cookies at Gowan

On April 12th, more than 200 men and women in the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Fighter Wing were deployed and were treated with Girl Scout Cookies. Some of the Girl Scout Cookie boxes even had special thank you notes created by the Girl Scout troops! Guard personnel were very thankful to have this special treat, and Guard Leadership was very impressed and grateful. We salute you, 124th!

Girl Scout Supporters Gives Back to the Meridian Food Bank

Thanks to everyone's generosity, Girl Scouts was able to donate 183 lbs. of food to the Meridian Food Bank , which assists more than 1,900 families each month. During the exciting Girl Scout Cookie Rally, attendees were encouraged to bring cans of food for donation to the Meridian Food Bank.

On behalf of the Meridian Food Bank and all of us here at Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, thank you for helping our local communities and families in need.

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Camp for All

Last year, we awarded camp scholarships to 72 girls. Thanks to our donors and sponsors; Idaho Power, Albertsons, Cabela's and Dick's Sporting Goods we hope to send 85 need-based Girl Scouts and their friends to camp this summer!

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Presents at the 2016 Girl Scouts of the United States of America Philanthropy Conference

Our council's Board of Directors hard work and dedication to Girl Scouting shined bright when Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Chief Development Officer, Joanne Taylor, was invited to present on Board Development at the 2016 Girl Scouts of the United States of America Philanthropy Conference on March 10 in Newport Beach, California.

Since 2013, the council Board of Directors giving has risen 176%, and their involvement in fundraising and special events has increased each year. Thank you to our board and staff for all you do to ensure our council is successful!
Girls Achieve 

Girl Scouts in Troop #388 radiated the Girl Scout Promise and Law this past cookie season. When a Senior Girl Scout from Troop #389, Makhyla, broke her foot just days before the last weekend of booth sales, Junior Girl Scout, Lauryn and Daisy Girl Scout, Peyton volunteered to attend the booth sales and help out a sister Girl Scout. They were her 'feet' when waiting on customers. By handing out cookies and making change, Lauryn and Peyton helped Makhyla so she didn't have to stand. 
The young girls refused any "cookie credit", and made sure it went to help Makhyla reach her goals. Lauryn and Peyton are Girl Scouts of Courage, Confidence  and Character who are truly "Sisters to Every Girl Scout." Way to go Makhyla for going to her last weekend of booth sales with a broken foot and to Lauryn and Peyton for stepping up to help.

We're ready to hit the road! 

Check out our new-to-us wheels from Icon Credit Union CEO Connie Miller and her husband Neil! Their generous donation will benefit our council in so many ways. We are beyond grateful for their continued generosity to Girl Scouts of Silver Sage.
Sandi and granddaughter at the Boise Co-op cookie booth.

Volunteer Spotlight

Sandi Aspiri has been a Girl Scout volunteer for more than 10 years and never hesitates to attend Girl Scout functions with her troop. Her caring nature extends far beyond her interaction with her troop. In fact, reading this  short interview  with Sandi might also have you inspired. 
Your Generous Contributions

Make a difference in the life of a girl today by donating to Girl Scouts of Silver Sage.

Thank you to the following organizations and foundations for their generous support:
Cabela's recently contributed a $2,500 cash sponsorship and $2,500 worth of items for our 2016 camp season.
The Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation granted $5,000 to support the council's Visions program for low-income, at-risk girls in the Treasure Valley.
United Way of South Central Idaho awarded a $4,000 grant to support Girl Scout programs and activities in the Twin Falls area.
The Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation awarded $2,000 to the council for general programs and activities in southern Idaho.
The STEM Action Center supported the council with a $1,000 Family STEM Event grant for our "Explore Your World" STEM Day in Boise on May 21. The ShopKo Foundation and Keynetics also recent sponsors of STEM Day, contributing a $250 gift each.

Thank you to our 2016 Idaho Gives Sponsors: Icon Credit Union, Kohl's, Riche Dempsey & Associates, and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Summer Friendship Fest is June 11, 2016 and we are so excited! Our 3rd annual fundraiser wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors: 

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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