Your Girl Scouts Bi-Weekly News & Updates
Dear friends,

Since Juliette Gordon Low founded our movement, friendship and inclusion have been fundamental values of the Girl Scout experience. We even have a "holiday," World Thinking Day, dedicated to understanding the experiences of girls in other cultures. 

However, we fall short as a nation in recognizing systemic social injustices that affect our own girls and communities and even our organization.  

Fortunately, we are also a movement where self reflection and taking action to create a better world are also fundamental values. We prepare Girl Scouts to be leaders who speak up for fairness, justice, compassion, and equality.  

In this issue, we're providing a collection of resources to help you and your girls take action. One resource is a patch (with versions for all levels) that can help girls  learn about the rich diversity of cultures and how to better relate to others, explore history of race and ethnicity in the United States, and how they can make a difference. This patch, "Diversity. Inclusion. Together." was provided by Girl Scouts of River Valleys, which serves Minneapolis.

If any of your troops choose to earn the River Valleys patch this summer, please consider asking the girls to invite a friend to learn with you. That's a concrete step to be the leaders our world needs right now. On a personal note, if any Cadette, Senior or Ambassador girls pursue this patch, please invite me as I'd like to earn it along with you.

In sisterhood,

CEO, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage
Summer Camp Re-Imagined
A reimagined adventure begins this summer! Camp Spirit and Camp Echo are perfect for your girl to develop new skills, find self-confidence, and explore the world around her in a safe, fun environment. 

With many sessions to choose from, she can explore her artsy side, build her outdoor science skills, cook up a storm, and so much more. No matter which session she chooses, she’ll get to participate in traditional camp activities, discover adventures with new friends, and make lasting memories all while keeping her engaged. Girl Scout Camp Spirit and Camp Echo is open to ALL girls - no prior Girl Scout experience needed to attend

Visit our Summer Camp Reimagined page to register!
A week-long day camp program full of our favorite Girl Scout Camp activities!

  • Each week of camp includes hiking, cookout desserts, skits, songs and art projects

  • Girl Scout traditions we all love like SWAPs, counselors with silly camp names, and friendship circle.

  • Themes include Wild Water Week, Camp Classics, Summer in Color, Pedal & Roll, Survivor and more!

  • Two week-long Counselor-in-Training sessions!

Week long sessions begin in Boise at Friendship Square on June 22 and in Eastern Idaho (location to be announed) on August 3
Brand-new way to look at camp and the outdoors through a virtual camp experience

  • Two daily virtual sessions a day with counselors as well as curated off the computer activities daily

  • Themes include Great Girl Scout Bake-Off, Art in Action, Mad Scientist, Me & My Gal Weekend Extravaganza, Teen Retreat and more!

9 weeks of virtual sessions starting on
June 15! A free sneak peek is available the week of June 8 so campers can sample all the fun!
Upcoming Virtual Programs & Events

June 11 at 10:00 AM Register to get Zoom Link

June 12 at 3:00 PM Register to get Zoom Link
Hey Campers! Want a sneak-peek of all the fun of Camp Spirit? Join Camp Director Noodle and the Camp Spirit counselors for 30 minutes of activities (or FUNivities as Noodle would say)! 

To make the most of our happenings, you will need a pencil, paper, something to color with (markers, crayons or colored pencils all work great) and clothes that you can easily move in! 

This sneak-peek is a free way to discover if Camp Spirit is a good fit for your summer adventures! 

Campers will need to be registered for this event ahead of time in order to receive the link and password to access the event. 

June 15-19 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Register to get Zoom Link

June 22-26 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Register to get Zoom Link

June 22-26 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Register to get Zoom Link

June 22-26 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Registration is Required

June 27-28 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Registration is Required
Geology of National Parks: Glacier National Park

Join Sarah and Mattie in exploring Glacier National Park! We'll talk about the glaciers that are still in the park, how it was formed, and why there are so many beautiful colors there!
Activities From Home
Diverse. Inclusive. Together. Patch
Girls learn about the rich diversity of cultures and how to better relate to others, explore history of race and ethnicity in the United States, and how they can make a difference.

Submit your project here to earn your free Girl Scouts of Silver Sage patch.
Vision Awareness Patch
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage has teamed up with the Idaho Optometric Physicians (IOP) to encourage girls to explore and learn about careers in Optometry and the importance of vision by completing this patch program!

Download the patch requirements here !
At Home Challenges
Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge
Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors safely while social distancing! While you’re at it, join the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge—complete the designated number of activities and earn yourself a cool new patch. Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge.

Download the challenge here !
Summer Bucket List Challenge!
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage challenges girls, their families and friends to get outdoors this summer! Participants who do 50 of the 100 activities in the challenge, complete the form and turn it in here no later than September 7th will receive a free Summer Bucket List Patch! Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts are encouraged to participate. Share your challenge on social media using #gsssc #summerbucketlist.

Download the challenge here !
Do A Good Turn Daily Challenge
Face Mask Making
For our next national Girl Scouts Give Back service project, we’re excited to provide more opportunities for girls to start or continue making face masks that keep our communities safe and healthy! Check out the Girl Scout national service projects page for instructions on how to make and donate masks, as well as how our national partnership with Feeding America, a network of food banks across the country, can help you distribute masks to those who need them.

To learn more about this National Service Project, visit the Girl Scout's National Service Project website here .

Need to know how to donate face masks? Click here for information on how and where to donate masks.

Need to know more like how to make a mask or how to wear one? Click here to read more from the Center for Disease Control!
Volunteer Resources and Updates
Early Bird is Here
Have you seen the just-released incentives for Early Bird Renewals?  Click here to renew today and be entered to win prizes like a $300 shopping spree or a Lifetime Membership!

Check out our website for all the details!
Scouting Stars has gone Virtual!
Join us Thursday, July 30th at 6:30pm for our annual Scouting Stars event where we recognize outstanding Girl Scouts in Treasure Valley. This year’s Scouting Stars will be entirely virtual , which means everyone can watch!

Tune in for prizes and girl recognition. Girls are encouraged to form watch parties with their families at home and cheer on their sister Girl Scouts. Troops can discuss the event the next time they virtually meet. 
In-Person Troop Meeting & Activity Updates
Looking for updates on in-person troop meetings, store hours, and how we're keeping campers safe in the time of COVID?  Click here to check out our website and we will see you soon.
Girl Scouts at Home
Have you visited GSUSA's Girl Scouts at Home page? View Badge activities by grade level or topic and explore ways to stay engaged at home!

NEW! GSUSA launched a new Girl Scouts at Home feature: an  event calendar  listing nationally produced virtual events for girls, parents, and volunteers, which can complement your local efforts!
Jubilation is the largest girl-led weekend event in Silver Sage council, where girls and adults camp together as a group and enjoy a weekend of exciting programs, ceremonies, and fun!

Jubilation 2021 planning is in the works and applications are open for Girl MC's. Girl MC’s are the Mistress of Ceremonies (MC’s) for Jubilation. They help plan and make decisions for Jubilation committees and at the event, participate in Girl Program, and stage program/ceremonies. Visit our website to learn more about this exciting opportunity.  To apply, fill out this FORM by June 15th, 2020

GSSSC Offices and Store
We are excited that our brick & mortar store is OPEN FOR BUSINESS ! We are currently open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays. On June 15, we plan to move to our standard Summer hours, which are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays. Please check for details and future updates here
Bridging & End of Year Parties
We have membership stars, badges, cookie pins, patches, certificates and bridging kits available as your girls wrap up this membership year, celebrate their hard work and bridge to the next level of Girl Scouts -- even if they do so virtually!
Free Shipping Continues

Our online store has more items to offer than ever! Free shipping is offered for shipments within our council area throughout the month of June with no order minimum. Our store is open, so our staff will be in the office every weekday to process and ship orders. Shop here .
Contact-Free Curbside Pickup
Want to pick up your order instead of waiting for it in the mail? You can shop on our Web site and select "Free Pickup @ Boise Retail Store" as one of the shipping options at checkout. We will call you to let you know your order is ready. When you arrive, call our store at 208-810-7231 to let us know. We will take your order to the table out front, and you can safely pick it up there.