Adventures in Girl Scouting!
Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 
Thanks for being our BFF's!

The third annual  Friendship Fest was hosted at Boise Depot on Saturday, June 11. More than 180 Girl Scout donors and community members attended the event which featured live music, upscale BBQ & picnic fare, libations, and silent and live auctions. Thanks to the generosity of donors and event sponsors, we raised more than $50,000 for programs and activities for the 4,400 Girl Scouts in our council area. Because of people like you we can continue our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character that make the world a better place.
Thank you to our sponsors for making the event so memorable!
Alaska Airlines, Allied Business Solutions, BizPrint, Boise State University College of Engineering, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, D.L. Evans Bank, Elam & Burke Attorneys at Law, Hewlett Packard, Homewood Suites, Icon Credit Union, Insure Idaho, Peterson Stampede, Riche Dempsey & Assoc., Shadow Trackers, Signs2Fit, St. Lukes Regional Medical Center, Thornton Oliver Keller, and Washington Trust Bank. 
Maureen on the Move!

Maureen, our fearless leader and CEO, is always on the go. She spends time visiting with other organizations, Rotary clubs, and foundations always advocating on Girl Scouts behalf. 

Last month, she gave an 18-minute presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Capitol City, and boasted that she had 3 minutes to spare. In just 15 quick minutes, Maureen shared the Girl Scout mission of developing girls of courage, confidence and character  and the roles girls play in Girl Scouts, as teammate, leader, friend, and entrepreneur. She asked the attendees to do a Girl Scout Personality Cookie Quiz, which identifies 5 basic personalities and ties them to a Girl Scout cookie that best reflects their personality. She said, "We discussed how those personality types have characteristics that create success personally and professionally." Always ready for anything, she finished with Q and A about Girl Scouts.
Todd Grande, Chair of the Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors and former member of the Board for Silver Sage, was in the audience and asked if he could sign up as a troop leader! 

Maureen was also selected as one of the 2016 Idaho Business Review's CEO of Influence and it's easy to see why. 
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is Growing

If you've recently been to our headquarters in Boise, you've most likely noticed a great big For Sale sign on the lawn. Don't be alarmed. This is great news for you and for the council. Our plan is to move into a larger, more centrally-located space that will better serve our growing membership of girls and volunteers. We don't expect the move to happen immediately but when it does, we'll be sure to give you plenty of notice and an invitation to our open house. Stay tuned!
Scouting Stars in the Treasure Valley

Scouting Stars is a local event that recognizes excellence in Girl Scouting. We recently celebrated 16 Treasure Valley Girl Scouts who have made outstanding accomplishments, showed leadership, and made contributions to their communities.
We debuted a new mobile giving platform during the luncheon that had us all reaching for the stars. Between our Text-2-Give campaign, our updated graphics and decor, and the generous sponsors like, Riche, Demspey and Assoc., Icon Credit Union, Synoptek, and D.L.Evans Bank, this event is was one for the books and a great way to recognizance these outstanding young women.

Interested in attending the Eastern Idaho Scouting Stars in Idaho Falls on October 13th? You can contact Jennifer Spencer, Grants and Events Manager, for available seating and sponsorship opportunities. 

Check out the Treasure Valley Scouting Stars program to learn more about the incredible ways Girl Scouts are impacting your community!
Now we're hitting the road in STYLE!

In our last issue, we told you that we were excited for the possibilities in our new-to-us wheels from Icon Credit Union CEO Connie Miller and her husband Neil. 

We are excited to report that, thanks to Connie and Neil, our vehicle wrap makes this Girl Scout council one of the coolest around!
EIRMC's Got Heart

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) is the largest medical facility in eastern Idaho and serves as the region's healthcare hub. EIRMC's specialty services include cardiovascular surgery, leading-edge cancer treatment, trauma, neurosurgery, intensive care for adults and infants, and a helicopter and ground medical rescue service.
We are proud to have EIRMC as a sponsor and enthusiastic community partner. Just like Girl Scouts, they are all about our great community. Coleen Neimann, Director of Marketing and Community Relations at EIRMC said, "We are a bunch of neighbors taking care of neighbors, family taking care of family. That's why we partner with organizations that strengthen our community, empower our people, and make Idaho Falls a better place to live. How can we not love an organization that builds courage, confidence, and character in our girls?"
As a community partner, EIRMC shared their knowledge with Girl Scouts at the "Explore Your World" STEM event in Idaho Falls. For the second year in a row, the cardiology department provided hands-on education around CPR, heart attacks, and the procedures used to treat those conditions.
On a more personal level, Coleen said, "I am an ardent supporter of enhancing girls' opportunities in school and the workforce, and of finding ways to give girls and young women a voice in their own personal choices.  The principles of the organization align with the mission of EIRMC and my personal values. That's why I'm also proud to join the board of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage."
A big thank you to EIRMC for their support in eastern Idaho and to Coleen Neimann for her Board service. 

Happy Campers

A few Girl Scout campers got together to thank Albertson's for the donation of healthy snacks, and there's s'more camp friends to thank: Idaho Power, Cabela's and Dick's Sporting Goods all made generous contributions.

We have raised nearly $11,000 to send low-income girls to camp. Thank you from all of us here at council and from the more than 75 girls that you helped to make lasting memories at Camp Alice Pittenger and Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis. 

Your Generous Contributions
Girl Scouts offers positive guidance and mentorship to many young girls who might be struggling at home and in school. Many of these girls-about 900 of them in the Silver Sage Council-are low income and need financial support for their annual Girl Scout membership fee, supplies, materials and a uniform.  You can help them stay involved in Girl Scouts by donating to our 2016/17 Fall Financial Aid Campaign.
  • $25 - Provides one 2016/17 Girl Scout membership.
  • $50 - Provides one 2016/17 membership, plus supplies and materials for one girl.
  • $100 - Provides one 2016/17 membership, supplies, materials, and a uniform for one girl.

Thank you to the following organizations and foundations for their generous support:
The Albertson's Companies Foundation awarded the council a $5,000 grant from proce eds of  the 2015 Boise Open Boise Cascade Company and Packaging
 Corporation of America granted $2,000 in support of Girl Scouts programs and activities in the Treasure Valley.  The ExxonMobil Foundation contributed $2,000 and the Rotary Club of Emmet Foundation donated $1,200 to local troops.  Rotary Club of Boise Sunrise gave $2,000 to the council's STEM Program.
Kohl's in Idaho Falls assisted with local Idaho Gives Day activities and contributed a $500 sponsorship.  PacificSource granted the council $250 toward the Outdoor Program.
Thank you to the following generous donors for supporting our in-school Visions program for at-risk, low-income girls in the Treasure Valley:
  • Rotary Club of Boise Sunrise - $1,000
  • The Boise Rotary Foundation - $1,500
  • Meridian Kiwanis - $500
  • Washington Federal Foundation - $500
Thank you to the following generous donors for supporting low-income Girl Scout s in southern Idaho:
  • Julius C. Jeker Foundation - $5,000
  • Union Pacific - $5,000
  • SelectHealth - $2,500

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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