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Here’s a note from Sarah Megyesi
, our GSLE Manager
Hello! I just wanted to give you all a heads-up about some upcoming FREE programs for our Butte Girl Scouts. Please share this information with your girls and their parents!

First, if you know of any girls ages 9 to 14 that want to join the LEGO robotics team for FREE (and they get a free GS membership), let me know – there’s still room! They meet Thursday nights at 6:30 on the MT Tech campus.

Also, we have the FREE program, Be Anything, Do Everything. This event is open to K-3rd graders. Girls will learn to dream BIG at this event that will also exhibit local career women heroes who will share their stories with the girls. Girls will each get to take home their own “I Can Be…” booklet as well as a “Barbie – Be Anything, Do Everything” fun patch. Girls can bring their Barbie Dolls to the event, too, dressed in her favorite career outfit. The event will be held at the Butte Public Library on Thursday, November 21st, from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The only catch??? Well, girls can attend this free event only if they bring one non-Girl Scout friend (K-3rd girl) to the event, too. The friend will have no obligation to join Girl Scouts, but they will get info on joining. The only way to register for this event is to call Dawn with your contact info as well as with the contact info for the girl’s guest (including phone number and address). Also, if you have any recommendations for inspiring women speakers, could you please give me their contact info or give her my contact info? Thank you!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to more programs this winter! We’ll be working on ice skating, curling, an all-new Journey Jamboree, and all-new “Mad Scientist” night, and more!!!

Fall Kick-offs  are where you learn what’s new for the upcoming year and receive information (and sampling!) on the Fall Product sale.  Dawn will give us a personal viewing of the info that is being shared on Tuesday, Aug. 27, when we have our first Butte sign-up night for the fall recruiting season!  Sign-ups maybe from 5-6 pm instead of 6-8 like we’d talked earlier, then do some fall kick-off info after 6 pm.  Share your Thoughts???  In any case, mark your calendar for that night because whether we do both ideas or just registrations, we’ll need as many  leaders present as possible  :0)  More details to follow!  Comments or questions welcome!

SAVE THE DATE!

PLEASE JOIN US!
You Are Invited to a Garden Party
2013 Fall Kickoffs, Fall Start-up & Fun

The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming invites all Troop Leaders and Service Unit Team members to our annual Fall Kickoffs.  

  This year’s event includes hors d’oeuvres and mocktails in a Garden Party atmosphere! 

  Kickoffs will prepare you for the new Girl Scout membership year with information and resources to help you have a great 2014.  

All Garden Parties begin promptly at 6:00 PM except for Great Falls which will begin at 5 PM.  

  Girls and volunteers from Montana and Wyoming will be featured in special videos. 

 Additional information and registration links will be posted at www.gsmw.org on July 10.

 

HELENA

6:00 – 8:30 PM

Thursday, August 15

Helena Great

Northern Hotel,

835 Great Northern Blvd

 

Note: This event is for adult volunteers only. 

 

MISSOULA

6:00 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, August 13

Missoula Public Library

301 East Main

 

 

 

Participants will have an opportunity to win prizes and one of two $150 registration discounts… INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON JULY 10 
 
Growing Girls into Leaders! 
                                   Please plan to join us for an evening of fun! 

  

 

BFF ~ Be A Friend First

When girls are mean to one another, you often don’t see anything at all. But you can feel it. The cliques. The eye-rolling. The taunting. The rumors. Making you feel invisible.

It’s still bullying.

Right now, when girls are bullied, almost no one intervenes.

It’s time to be part of the change. Sometimes, when girls stand up for one another, the bullying stops immediately. Like, within 10 seconds!

BFF gives you the tools to feel safe at school, online, and everywhere in between.

We teach you to recognize bullying. To resolve conflicts. To boost your confidence. To deal with mean girls and cliques. To be a better friend. To have better friends. To find the right words to stop bullying—once and for all.

When you know more about bullying, you can make a stand when it starts, and stop it before it gets worse. You’ll learn how to be a better friend, and help the girls you know feel safe and confident about being themselves. You’ll feel better about yourself, too!

t’s never too late to learn how to BFF (Be a Friend First). You can find the right words to stop bullying, once and for all. Watch a video and get the real deal on bullying from Girl Scouts who face the same tricky situations you do.  When you know how to resolve conflicts, you can be the first to say, “It doesn’t have to be like this!” You’ll gain the confidence to be a better friend and have better friends, too.

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This camp has been sponsored by a grant, so it is a terrific value!  Also, ANY girl can participate – the 2012 Membership fee is built into the cost!  Join us for a great GS camp experience!

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013   6:00 PM Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 6:00 PM

Location: Camp Castle Rock  Butte, MT
Cost: $20/Girl; $20/Adult

Registration deadline: July 1
Girl min/max: 10/40
Adult min/max: 2/6

Join the fun at BFF (Be a Friend First) Camp! This is your opportunity to mix and mingle with other girls in Middle School and develop the confidence and skills you need to prevent all-too-prevalant bully behavior.

This experience will give  all girls the skills to maneuver through middle school and changes in their own lives. Girls will have the complete camp experience enriched in leadership, team building, and empowerment. They will gain skills that aide them to be confident as they go into the school year and empower them to educate others and create more peace… in their schools, communities, and who knows where else? Learn healthy relationship skills, friendship skills, and leadership skills – that is what being a friend first is all about!

Here’s what to expect:
Enjoy the camp setting with hikes, songs, s’mores, and campfires (if weather conditions allow) along with  time to get to know new friends and relax in the beautiful outdoors. During the weekend girls will have coffee/tea club, spa night, work on peace maker kits, and complete at least one award from the aMAZE Journey, a leadership book that has many activities to prepare you for the twists and turns of navigating relationships.

Included in your registration fee is a complimentary Girl Scout membership through September 30, 2013, the aMAZE Journey Book, and the aMAZE Journey awards all thanks to the United Way! The United Way funding also allows this program to have a discounted registration fee. Grab your BFF and take advantage of this great opportunity and register today!

By registering for this camp girls become Girl Scouts, and that means having all the opportunities other Girl Scouts have including developing your leadership skills, attending programs, meeting new friends, and traveling the world!

This event is open to girls in grades 6-8 and supervising adults.

Did you know there are many ways to be a Girl Scout?
Girls can…
  • Travel around the world or in their own backyard – look at Destinations!
  • Participate in Wacky Science, STEM and similar science/technology/engineering/math activities - review the calendar!
  • Join Take Action programs (community service) – look at Pathways and Programs!
  • Join a short (condensed) troop and meet for a few weeks, or join a troop for a full year!
  • Another Option: Participate in scouting without joining a specific troop.
  • Participate in summer camp and specific events and activities throughout the year! Check CAMPS or the calendar! NOTE: ALL GIRLS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND SUMMER CAMP!
  • Participate in the financial literacy program, become a CEO of your own cookie business!

Today’s Girl Scouting offers many options for GIRLS and LEADERS/VOLUNTEERS!

You may choose what best fits your lifestyle and schedule! Look at the many options by viewing this website, or call 800-736-5243 to get connected to YOUR BEST option!

Just a quick reminder that we have our monthly Volunteer Meeting on Wednesday, at 6:30 pm, at the Girl Scout room at Hawthorn School.  The address is 3500 Whiteway and we would like at least 1 adult representative from every troop.

 

Our May Meeting is usually a PARTY!!  Bring your Calendar and a Snack to Share!  This is our last meeting til school starts, so we have a LOT to discuss!

Spring Sales Recap and Cookie Balances Due

May and June Council Events  – So much going on!

July 4 Parade – Theme Tees? Do you know of a low trailer we could borrow for the Float?

Camp @ CastleRock – Early Registration has started

New Leader Training/ GS 101  – Traditions and Team Building

Back to School KickOff  – Volunteer Meeting in Mid August?

This is a great place to ask questions, to seek advice, to find mentors, AND to see what’s happening in Butte! 

There are a lot of activities going on, so stay in the loop and JOIN US!

Date: July 9-12
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Cost: $40 early bird, before June 1
$50 by June 22
$65 late registration, after June 24
No registrations will be accepted after July 3
Join us for GSI: Girl Scout Investigation, where girls are introduced to a variety of detective skills: fingerprinting, clue tracking, observation perfecting, scene investigating, … maybe they will even find a case to crack!

Girls do not need to be in a troop to attend, and current Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite their non-Girl Scout friends to join in on the fun! This week-long event welcomes all girls entering 1st grade through 12th grade. The more, the merrier!/u

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Day Camp T-Shirt Design Contest!
We would like to have this year’s Day Camp t-shirt designed by a local Girl Scout! Please have your interested girls submit their design following these guidelines:
– Must represent this year’s Camp theme “GSI – Girl Scout Investigation” and have the theme IN the design.
– The design must fit on an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of white paper.
– Encourage girls to use entire sheet as it is easier to shrink than enlarge.
– No more than 3 colors (plus black).
– Girl’s name must be on the back of paper only
– Remember that this design will be printed on t-shirts, so tiny detail may not transfer well.
Please pass this information on to all your families — individual girl entries are welcome, or the troops can submit entries from all girls./u

Must be submitted no later than May 20th at 1:00pm.
Entries can be dropped off at the GS office, emailed or snail mailed!
Designs will be judged by an impartial panel.

Submit all shirt entries to:
Dawn McCloney
1018 Burlington Ave, Ste 101
Missoula, MT 59801
dawnm@gsmw.org

GS day camp reg form 2013 can be emailed
By dawnmccloney

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