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Take Action in Glacier — For Older Girls

GSMW is once again offering Take Action in Glacier events this summer.  Four weeks are being offered for troops to visit Glacier and not only enjoy the beautiful park but also to help the park doing a Take Action project that the park plans for the girls.  All of the leaders that brought girls last year said it was an amazing experience for both the girls and adults and that the girls are still talking about it.  Please spread the word to our members about this fun travel opportunity for their troops and watch gsmw.org for more details.

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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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