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Missoula Downtown River Float-Missoula (Grades 2-12)

DATE: Saturday, Jul 20, 2013
TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: $40 per Girl; $40 per Adult
Registration deadline: July 5

Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy a scenic and adventurous float through Hellgate Canyon and into Downtown Missoula. See Missoula from a new perspective! Participants will go on a 2 hour scenic rafting trip with the best raft guides from ZooTown Surfers.

You’ll float through the countryside and then pass by The University. You will see where Rattlesnake Creek joins the Clark Fork. See if you can spot Caras Park and Osprey Stadium and other Missoula landmarks like The Wilma. You’ll finish your float at McCormick Park. This tame, but scenic float takes you under the University and Madison St. walking bridges and several other bridges you normally pass over in your cars and bikes. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer, osprey, trout, and bald eagles.

The event is open to girls in grades 2 through 12 and their family members who are at least in 2nd grade. Want to bring your best gal pals? Have them join Girl Scouts and let’s get them signed up for this adventure! Girls in 2nd and 3rd grade must be accompanied by an adult (troop leader or parent/guardian).

After you experience this amazing trip, if you are looking for even more adventure, you’ll love our upcoming Wild River Ride on the Alberton Gorge on August 10th!

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Wild River Ride-Missoula(Grades 4-12)

DATE: Saturday, Aug 10
TIME: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $45 per Girl; $45 per Adult
Registration deadline: July 26

Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy a day of family friendly rapids, sun, and swimming while floating one of western Montana’s best rivers: The Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River. The Gorge is filled with numerous Class II-III rapids such as Cliffside, Tumbleweed, Fang, Roller Coaster and many more!

Participants will go on a 4 hour whitewater rafting trip with the best raft guides from ZooTown Surfers. We will eat lunch at the put-in while we listen to the safety talk, so bring your own lunch. After a couple of warm-up rapids, you’ll get to take a sun-tan break and enjoy a cool-off swim at the famous ‘Sandy Beaches’. After the beach the wild ride kicks in – Tumbleweed and Fang are just around the bend! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer, osprey, trout, and bald eagles. If there’s enough time, you’ll get to stop at Fish Creek and jump into the crisp, blue water of this gorgeous tributary.

The event is open to girls in grades 4 through 12 and their family members who are at least in 4th grade. Want to bring your best gal pals? Have them join Girl Scouts and let’s get them signed up for this adventure!
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JOIN US AT CAMP!

Discover the great outdoors and discover yourself at the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming resident camps!

Printable PDF of the 2013 Camp Reservation Form.

Girl Scout summer camp is all about trying new things, meeting new friends, and having fun in the great outdoors.

Explore nature, sing around the campfire, go horseback riding, do arts and crafts, and much more!

Go for a few days, a week, or longer. Any girl can attend!

So, “What will you do today?”             Things you didn’t know you could do?

Discover new things about yourself?             Accomplish something you’ve dreamed of?

Believe anything is possible, because it is.        Haven’t you always dreamed of doing great things?

Climb mountains, create with your hands, kayak and sail, or learn to play guitar.

We offer so many opportunities, the only problem you’ll have is deciding what to do.

2013 Camp Descriptions

Brownie Bite– Curious about camp but may not want to spend a whole week away? This session provides a sampling of camp activities for Brownie Girl Scouts.  Arts and crafts, nature, songs and games are just some of the possibilities!

Call of the Wild-The nature network is waiting for you.  Learn about the wilderness, its inhabitants, and the skills you need to impress your parents on your next camping trip!  Hike, explore, star gaze, and take in the extraordinary scenery.  River rafting at Timbercrest Camp and kayaking at Camp Sacajawea if conditions allow. S’mores are on the menu if 2013 fire restrictions allow.

Missoula Downtown River Float-Missoula (Grades 2-12)

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013  11:00 AM 1:30 PM
Cost:$40/Girl; $40/Adult

Location:McCormick Park Parking Lot   Missoula, MT

Registration deadline: July 5
Girl min/max: 6/40
Adult min/max: 2/20

Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy a scenic and adventurous float through Hellgate Canyon and into Downtown Missoula. See Missoula from a new perspective!

Girls and their families will enjoy an afternoon on the water. Participants will go on a 2 hour scenic rafting trip with the best raft guides from ZooTown Surfers. Float on the Clark Fork river starting above Hellgate Canyon, and bob through waves as you pass through downtown Missoula.

You’ll float through the countryside and then pass by The University. You will see where Rattlesnake Creek joins the Clark Fork. See if you can spot Caras Park and Osprey Stadium and other Missoula landmarks like The Wilma. You’ll finish your float at McCormick Park. This tame, but scenic float takes you under the University and Madison St. walking bridges and several other bridges you normally pass over in your cars and bikes. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer, osprey, trout, and bald eagles.

Girls should eat an early lunch before the program and bring a snack like a granola bar or fruit – but don’t use the river as a garbage can! Leave no trace! Pack a reusable water bottle and sunscreen. About 10 days before the event, we will send you a confirmation letter with all the preparations you will need to make for this trip.

The event is open to girls in grades 2 through 12 and their family members who are at least in 2nd grade. Want to bring your best gal pals? Have them join Girl Scouts and let’s get them signed up for this adventure! Girls in 2nd and 3rd grade must be accompanied by an adult (troop leader or parent/guardian).

After you experience this amazing trip, if you are looking for even more adventure, you’ll love our upcoming Wild River Ride on the Alberton Gorge on August 10th!

This event is open to girls in grades 2-12 and supervising adults.

Registration deadline: July 5
Girl min/max: 6/40
Adult min/max: 2/20

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013
11:00 AM 1:30 PM

 

Cost:

$40/Girl; $40/Adult

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Location:
McCormick Park Parking Lot

Missoula, MT

Tizer Garden Girls – Jefferson City (Grades K-12)

 

Registration deadline: May 31

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013   2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost:   $6/Girl; $6/Adult

Location: Tizer Gardens, Jefferson City, MT

Individual girls or troops welcome.

You’re invited to one of the most beautiful gardens in the GSMW council!

Tizer Gardens, just 13 miles from Boulder and 19 miles from Helena, invites Girl Scouts to traipse through the flowers, quest for elusive gnomes and fairies, and do a little gardening while you’re at it.

At Tizer Gardens, you will see roses, butterflies, hummingbirds, and don’t forget the fairies, gnomes, and the ‘Secret Garden.’ Our garden hosts will give girls a tour of the rose garden, the fairy garden, the nursery, and then they’ll teach participants how to plant their own shoe box garden. Girls are also invited to bring their own contribution to the fairy garden. Get together with your troop or work on your own and build and/or paint a birdhouse to donate to the fairies of the gardens. You’ll get to come back to the gardens and see your birdhouse for years to come.

In addition, you’ll help do a little gardening. Play in the dirt and grasses, and help clean out the veggie patch and container gardens. You’ll enjoy the beauty you add to the gardens, and other visitors will appreciate your good work.

On top of it all, you will be interested to know that girls can take steps toward their Brownies ‘Bugs’ badge, Juniors ‘Locavore’ badge, and Daisies can move closer to their ‘Sunny’ and ‘Clover’ petals. This event ties nicely to all of the Daisy Journeys as well as to all of the ‘It’s Your Planet – Love It!’ Journeys for all other age groups. Girls will also have a great opportunity to talk to the gardeners about possible Take Action projects.

This event is open to girls in grades K-12 and supervising adults. K-3 girls should plan to attend with an adult, such as a parent, guardian or troop leader.

 

Program Aide & Outdoor Skills Training — Missoula (Grades 6-8)

 Registration deadline: May 3

Friday – Saturday, May 17 – 18, 2013 This is an overnighter.

6:00 pm  Fri – 5:00 pm  Sat

Cost:   $25/Girl; $5/Adult

This program is not posted on gsmw.org yet, but be watching for it!

Individual girls or troops welcome.

Calling all Cadettes!  Become a Program Aide and work with younger Girl Scouts. Learn to use your leadership skills to share your interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group or camp setting.

Program Aides are Girl Scouts Cadettes (6-8 grade) who want to share their skills with others, and help promote the Girl Scout program. Once Program Aides are trained, they will be able to work with other troops by sharing their special talents and help with any service unit event or council program, including day camp.

 What is the Program Aide (PA) Award?  The Program Aide (PA) award is for Cadette girls in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. To earn the Cadette Program Aide award girls must follow these steps:

1.    Earn one LiA award. This is a prerequisite before a girl can register for a PA training.

2.    Complete a council sponsored Program Aide leadership training course.

3.    Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. This might be assisting girls on journey activities (in addition to what she did for her LiA), badge activities, or other sessions. She might work with a group at their meetings, day camp, council events or service unit events or activities. The council membership and program staff can assist Cadettes in finding a group of Brownies and an adult volunteer to partner with.

4.    Once girls have completed these requirements they must have the adult volunteer mentor sign their time log and turn this in when they purchase their PA pin from a GSMW council store. (Girls must complete the requirements in order to receive their pins.)

Requirements:

A Program Aide must be a registered Girl Scout.
A Program Aide must be a Cadette Girl Scout.
A Program Aide must complete a LiA before attending the council PA training.

Registration deadline: May 3

Friday – Saturday, May 17 – 18, 2013 – This is an overnighter.

6:00 pm  Fri – 5:00 pm  Sat

 

Cost:   $25/Girl; $5/Adult

LiA Award – Cadettes

LiA Award – Cadettes

 Individual girls or troops welcome.

 Here’s your chance to show your leadership skills as you assist your younger “sisters” along their Girl Scout Journey!

LiA stands for Leader in Action.  This award is for Cadette girls who are in sixth, seventh or eighth grade.  There is one LiA award for each of the three Journey Series.  A girl may earn one LiA award or all three. The LiA is a prerequisite for girls who want to earn their Program Aide award.  (See the “PA” event information in another post.)

Cadettes will work with a group of Brownies assisting them as they work towards a Journey award.  If the Brownie troop has already completed the Journey book, a Cadette may still plan extra activities to enrich the recent Journey experience. To earn this award the Cadette will need to meet with the troop or group of Brownies a minimum of four times. Cadettes will work with the Brownie adult volunteer to plan, coordinate and assist in leading activities with the Brownies.

More Details to follow!

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